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History of the Americas
Give Me Liberty | Chapter 5
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After the Seven Years' War, London insisted what?
the colonists play a subordinate role to the mother country and help pay for the protection the British provided
What did the colonists argue to London?
they could not tax them because they were underrepresented in Parliament
The Sugar Act of 1764 and a revenue act did what?
threatened the profits of colonial merchants and aggravated an economic recession
The Stamp Act of 1765 was a direct tax on what?
all printed materials
What was the first major split between the colonists and Great Britain over the meaning of freedom?
Opposition to the Stamp Act
The Stamp Act Congress met in ____ to endorse ______
1765 Virginia's House of Burgesses' resolutions
The Sons of Liberty were organized to do what?
resist the Stamp Act and enforce a boycott on British goods
London repealed the Stamp Act, and did what?
issued the Declaratory Act
The Townshed Act imposed taxes on what?
What happened in the Boston Massacre?
a conflict between Bostonians and British troops that led 5 Bostonians dead.
The Tea Act was intended to do what?
aid the East India Company and help defray the costs of colonial government
What happened after the Tea Act was enacted in 1773?
Colonists threw over 300 chests of tea into Boston Harbor
After the Boston Tea Party, what happened?
The Intolerable Acts were inacted
London's response to the Bostonians action of the Boston Tea Party was ___ and ____ with the ______
swift, harsh, Intolerable Acts
What did the colonists do in response to the Intolerable Acts?
they had a Continental Congress in Philadelphia in 1774
What did the Continental Congress do?
adopted the Continental Association, which called for an almost complete halt to trade with Great Britain and the West Indies
Americans became to become more unified because of the what?
abstract language of natural rights and universal freedom
The first war of the American Revolution was when?
Lexington and Concord
The Second Continental Congress did what?
raised an army and appointed George Washington its commander
The goal that the war was for independence was _____ by the end of 1775
Who wrote Common Sense in January 1776?
What was in Common Sense?
it called for a democratic system based on frequent elections and written constitution
What did Paine try and tie together?
the economic hopes of the new nation to the idea of commercial freedom
What was important about Paine's common sense?
he dramatically expanded the public sphere where the political discussion took place. He pioneered a new style of political writing, engaging a far greater audience than anyone before him.
Paine's persuasions did what?
Led to the Second Continental Congress to sever the colonies ties with Great Britian
The Declaration of Independence declared what?
that Britian's aim was to establish "absolute tyranny" over the colonies and, as such, congress declared the US an independent nation.
What completed the shift from the rights of Englishmen to the rights of mankind as the object of American independence?
The treaty of Paris was signed when?
September 1783, ending the war
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