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History of the Americas
Causes of the American Revolution (2)
Terms in this set (21)
Instead of making money, the colonies began to cost money during the 1750's. What caused this?
The French and Indian War
What did King George III plan to do to make the colonies profitable again?
Why did the colonists want to join together against the French?
They were afraid of losing their power
Why did Benjamin Franklin want the colonists to join together in 1754?
To unite against the French
What was the name of Benjamin Franklin's plan?
Albany Plan of Union
What were the French and English fighting over during the French and Indian War?
The Ohio River Valley
Which event did Patriot leaders use as propaganda to gather support for independence?
What are the causes of the American Revolution?
Taxes and loss of freedoms
What does the phrase "No taxation without representation" mean?
The colonists didn't believe they should have to pay taxes because their opinions weren't represented in Parliament
Who represented the British soldiers in court after the Boston Massacre, was a member of the Sons of LIberty, and was also a diplomat?
Which cause of the American Revolution was an act of civil disobedience?
Boston Tea Party
What was the Stamp Act?
A British tax for a stamp on legal papers, magazines, ads, newspapers, calendars, playing cards and other types of papers used throughout the colonies
What was the British point of view concerning the Stamp Act?
saw it as necessary to help pay the debt from the French and Indian War
Who was the former slave who was one of the victims of the Boston Massacre?
What are the four provisions of the Intolerable Acts?
1. The royal governor appointed almost all positions in the colonial government
2. Banned town meetings
3. Closed the port of Boston
4. Allowed British troops to be housed by Boston citizens
Why did the colonists object to the proclamation of 1763?
They resented the limits it imposed on westward expansion
What group organized protests and boycotts in an attempt to make the British government repeal the Stamp Act?
Sons of Liberty
Who helped organize the Sons of Liberty and the Committees of Correspondence?
Which Patriot was well-Known for his speech to the Virginia House of Burgesses in which he said, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"?
Who wrote "Common Sense" which encouraged Americans to support independence from Britain?
What was the American Colonists' point of view concerning the Stamp Act?
angry and formed the Stamp Act Congress
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