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Passed by Parliament in the 1600's and required colonists to export certain products only to England; they were an attempt to control colonial trade, but were never adequately enforced
Refers to England's policy of not paying attention to the colonies; the colonists benefited from this and prospered
The British Lord of Treasury who wanted colonists to pay for their defense also enforced the Navigation Acts
Passed by Parliament in 1765 and established a direct or internal tax on all printed documents in the colonies
Stamp Act Congress
In 1765, nine colonists sent representatives to the _______ in New York and insisted there should be no taxation without representation
Passed after the repeal of the Stamp Act and said Parliament could still tax the colonies
In 1767, this tax taxed colonial imports such as tea, paper, paint, lead, and glass; eventually these were repealed except for the tax on tea
In 1770 the ___ left five colonists dead after the confrontation with British soldiers
Boston Tea Party
To help the British East End India Company, the British allowed them to sell tea to the colonists without paying the tax; colonists responded with the __________.
To punish the colonists, Britain passed this which closed the port of Boston, allowed the quartering of troops, reduced colonial self government
First Continental Congress
In September, 1774 delegates from the colonies met in Philadelphia as the _______; they agreed to not import British goods after December and they began to raise an army
Olive Branch Petition
The last attempt at a peaceful compromise between the colonists and Britain was the ....
Common sense written by _____ called upon the colonists to break away from Great Britain
Spanish and French
The Americans were joined by the ____ as an ally in 1777 and by the ______ in 1779
The US Constitution set up a ________ which divided political authority between the national and state governments
Bill of Rights
Was added to the Constitution as the first Ten Amendments to protect freedom of religion, speech, and the press.
Articles of Confederation
The _____ (1781-1787) was a plan of government for America that gave most power to the states; national government became stronger than the state government
Petition of Right
Forbade tax collecting or forced loans without Parliaments consent, can't imprison anyone without cause, quartering troops in private homes, and not declare martial law unless the country is at war; Charles I ignored this
Named, by Charles I, Archbishop of Canterbury; he persecuted Puritans; Tried to establish the Church of England in Scotland; The Scots threatened war
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