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English politician whose policy of taxing the American colonies, initiated by his Revenue Act of 1764 and the Stamp Act of 1765, started the train of events leading to the American Revolution.
Direct vs Virtual Representation
Virtual representation is the idea that members of Parliament elected by British voters actually represent the interests of not only British residents but also of people living in the colonies.
"No Taxation without Representation"
It means, 'We will only pay taxes that our representatives in a House or Assembly [or similar body] have approved and passed into a law.
The phrase 'Salutary Neglect' causes confusion. What on earth did 'Salutary Neglect' mean and why was it so important to the history of America and the 13 Colonies?
Acts of Parliament: (put all of this on one card, not on multiple cards)
Parliament and King's view on new taxes in the colonies
Colonies view on the new taxes
The American Revolution was precipitated, in part, by a series of laws passed between 1763 and 1775 that regulating trade and taxes
In 1765, the British Parliament enacted the Stamp Act as a means of raising colonial tax revenues to help defray the cost of the French and Indian War in North America
in American colonial history, a British law that imposed a tax on molasses, sugar, and rum imported from non-British foreign colonies into the North American colonies.
Parliament passed a modified version of the Sugar and Molasses Act (1733), which was about to expire. Under the Molasses Act colonial merchants had been required to pay a tax of six pence per gallon on the importation of foreign molasses.
to all of the British colonies of North America. Unlike the earlier Act, this statute did not prohibit the colonies from issuing paper money, but it did forbid them from designating future currency emissions as legal tender for public or private debts.
was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed.
The Quartering Act -1765
An act for the better providing suitable quarters for officers and soldiers in his Majesty's service in North America.
Stamp Act Congress
First Congress of the American Colonies, was a meeting held between October 7 and 25, 1765 in New York City, consisting of representatives from some of the British colonies in North America
Declaration of Rights and Grievances
The members of this congress, sincerely devoted, with the warmest sentiments of affection and duty to His Majesty's person and government, inviolably attached to the present happy establishment of the Protestant succession, and with minds deeply impressed by a sense of the present and impending misfortunes of the British colonies on this continent
Samuel and John Adams' names are almost synonymous in all accounts of the Revolution that grew, largely, out of Boston. Though they were cousins and not brothers, they were often referred to as the Adams' brothers, or simply as the Adams
Sons of Liberty
Purpose:to get free from Britain
Methods: tea act
Andrew Oliver was a merchant and public official in the Province of Massachusetts Bay. Born into a wealthy and politically powerful merchant family
declaration by the British Parliament that accompanied the repeal of the Stamp Act. It stated that the British Parliament's taxing authority was the same in America as in Great Britain.
Townshend Acts -1767
The British parliament repealed the Townshend duties on all but tea. Pressure from British merchants was partially responsible for the change.
The House of Representatives of this province have taken into their serious consideration the great difficulties that must accrue to themselves and their constituents by the operation of several Acts of Parliament, imposing duties and taxes on the American colonies.
Writs of Assistance
e were first authorized by an act of the English Parliament in 1660 (12 Charles 2 c. 29), and were issued by the Court of Exchequer to help customs officials search for smuggled goods.
Boston Non-Importation Agreement-1768
The merchants and traders in the town of Boston, having taken into consideration the deplorable situation of the trade and the many difficulties it at present labours under on account of the scarcity of money, which is daily decreasing for want of the other remittances to discharge our debts in Great Britain, and the large sums collected by the officers of the customs for duties on goods imported
What was it?
John Adams role afterwards?
when people weir kills in a fight
made the people turn on the British
was a mixed-race former slave from colonial Massachusetts
The Sons of Liberty were very active throughout the colonies, and the British officers charged with enforcing the customs laws and the Stamp Act were becoming aggressive
The Tea Act
The Tea Act, passed by Parliament on May 10, 1773, would launch the final spark to the revolutionary movement in Boston. The act was not intended to raise revenue in the American colonies, and in fact imposed no new taxes. It was designed to prop up the East India Company which was floundering financially and burdene
Boston Tea Party-1773
Victory in the French and Indian War was costly for the British. At the war's conclusion in 1763, King George III and his government looked to taxing the American colonies as a way of recouping their war costs
Committees of Correspondence
were shadow governments organized by the Patriot leaders of the Thirteen Colonies on the eve of the American Revolution.
Coercive Acts (Intolerable Acts)-1774
Boston Port Act
Administration of Justice Act
Massachusetts Government Act
Quartering Act of 1774
Quebec Act 1774
Boston Port Act: Closed the port until the tea was paid for
First Continental Congress-1774 (put all of this on one card, not on multiple cards)
Continental Association and the New England Restraining Act of 1775.
Samuel Adams, John Adams, Patrick Henry, George Washington
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