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Sugar Act

Tax on molasses passed by Parliament


British legislative body responsible for passing taxes on the colonies

French and Indian War

Was a major cause of British debt after 1763

Proclamation of 1763

Act of Parliament prohibiting colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains


British leader who angered American Indian groups through not following land treaties


Indian leader who led fight against Amherst and the British, defeated the British at Detroit

Stamp Act

Tax on legal documents


Merchants avoided paying taxes by...

no taxation without representation

phrase colonists used to describe the idea that Parliament was taxing the colonies unjustly and without permission


refusal to buy certain goods



Stamp Act Congress

Meeting of colonies in 1765 in which colonies said that Parliament had no right to tax the colonies


Year the Stamp Act was created


Year the Sugar Act was created

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