11 terms

APUSH Laws, Acts, Codes, Congresses

the politics
Navigation Acts of 1660 and 1663
Stated that certain products from the colonies such as sugar, tobacco, and indigo, could only be shipped to England to help British Merchants. Form of mercantilism.
House of Burgesses
the first elected legislative assembly in the New World established in the Colony of Virginia in 1619, representative colony set up by England to make laws and levy taxes but England could veto its legislative acts.
Molasses Act
1733, tightened British control over colonial trade
Stamp Act
1765, the act dictated that all legal documents in the colonies had to be issued on officially stamped paper, later repealed
Townshend Acts
1767, British legislation that forced colonies to pay duties on most goods coming from England, later repealed
Committees of Correspondence
first created in Massachusetts and then in other colonies, circulated grievances against the British to towns within their colonies
First Continental Congress
1774, meeting in Philadelphia at which colonists vowed to resist further efforts to tax them without their consent
Albany Congress
1754, delegates met to try to coordinate their policies concerning further westward expansion and Native American settlement
Treaty of Paris of 1763
ended French and Indian War, also ended French influence in America
Currency Act of 1764
made it illegal to print paper money in the colonies
Sugar Act
increased the penalties for colonial smuggling and ensured that colonists would pay a British duty for all molasses brought to the colonists