11 terms

Road to War

Events that led to the American Revolution.
French and Indian War
(1754-1763) War fought in the colonies between the English and the French for possession of the Ohio Valley area. The English won.
Proclamation Line of 1763
An order in which Britain prohibited its American colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains
Stamp Act of 1765
1765 refers to the tax enforced by the Parliament of Great Britain on the colonies of then British America, Taxed ALL printed materials - Merchants had to buy taxed stamps from a British agent and glue them to the product before it could be sold.
Regulator Movement
Eventually violent uprising of back country settlers in North Carolina against unfair taxation and the control of colonial affairs by the seaboard elite.
Townsend Acts of 1767
brought harsh taxes on goods like glass, paper, tea; writs of assistance were issued that allowed a search of colonial homes without a warrant; boycotts of british goods began, & it was repealed in 1770
Sugar Act
To maintain the army and repay war debts, Parliament decided to impose charges on colonial trade. It passed this act and imposed duties on foreign wines, coffee, textiles, and indigo imported into the colonies, and expanded the customs service.
Tea Act of 1773
Act of Parli that permitted the East India Co. to sell through agents in America without paying the duty customarily collected in Britain, thus reducing the retail price. Gave East India Co. a monopoly on all tea imports to America, hitting at American merchants.
Boston Port Act of 1773
closed harbor from June 1, 1774 until Boston had repaid for the losses of the tea
Molasses Act
1733 - British-established regulations and restrictions on molasses (which is important to making rum)
Currency Act
1764 Stopped colonial printing of paper money & forced colonists to pay in gold and silver
Declaratory Act
1766 Passed by Parliament the day the Stamp Act was repealed. Stated that Parliament had the right to rule and tax the colonies.