5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Indirect Taxes
- Intolerable Acts
- George Whitfield
- Thomas Gage
- Pontiacs Rebellion
- a Pontiacs Rebellion occured in 1763. Native Americans were angered by the decreased amount of ammuniton and guns that was traded with the British in exchanged for use of the land. Native Americans weren't happy about the settlers moving into their territory and felt they couldn't share their traditonal ways of life with them. Pontiac, an Ottowa CHief called on many tibes to unite and attack the Birtish. Many British forts were destroyed and 2,000 settlers were killed. British settlers reacted with equal viciousness, killing even indians who had not attacked them.
- b Intolerable Acts, passed in 1774, were the combination of the four Coercive Acts, meant to punish the colonists after the 1773, Boston Tea Party and the unrelated Quebec Act. The Intolerable Acts were seen by American colonists as a blueprint for a British plan to deny the Americans representative government. They were the impetus for the convening of the First Continental Congress.
- c He was an Anglican minister with great oratorical skills. His emotion-charged sermons were a centerpiece of the Great Awakening in the American colonies in the 1740s.
- d those taxes that are levied on goods; services, and transactions
- e British general who controlled Boston following the Boston Tea Party.
5 Multiple choice questions
- a British commander during the French and Indian War. He attempted to capture Fort Duquesne in 1755. He was defeated by the French and the Indians. At this battle, Braddock was mortally wounded.
- taxes directly imposed on people
- British soldiers fired into a crowd of colonists who were teasing and taunting them. Five colonists were killed. The colonists blamed the British and the Sons of Liberty and used this incident as an excuse to promote the Revolution.
- The Prime Minister of England during the French and Indian War. He increased the British troops and military supplies in the colonies, and this is why England won the war.
- A Massachusetts attorney and politician who was a strong believer in colonial independence. He argued against the Stamp Act and was involved in various patriot groups. As a delegate from Massachusetts, he urged the Second Continental Congress to declare independence. He helped draft and pass the Declaration of Independence. Adams later served as the second President of the United States.
5 True/False questions
townshend acts → Law passed by parliament allowing the British East India Company to sell its low-cost tea directly to the colonies with a small direct tax- undermining colonial tea merchants; led to the Boston Tea Party
john dickinson → A Massachusetts attorney and politician who was a strong believer in colonial independence. He argued against the Stamp Act and was involved in various patriot groups. As a delegate from Massachusetts, he urged the Second Continental Congress to declare independence. He helped draft and pass the Declaration of Independence. Adams later served as the second President of the United States.
Virginia Resolves → taxes directly imposed on people
the declaratory act → 1766. Britain stated that they had the right to tax colonists without challenge, and that they had virtual representation, since parliament members represent all British subjects in all colonies.
Sons of Liberty → A radical political organization for colonial independence which formed in 1765 after the passage of the Stamp Act. They incited riots and burned the customs houses where the stamped British paper was kept. After the repeal of the Stamp Act, many of the local chapters formed the Committees of Correspondence which continued to promote opposition to British policies towards the colonies. The Sons leaders included Samuel Adams and Paul Revere.