(1767) External/ indirect levies on glass, white lead, paper, and tea, the proceeds of which were used to pay colonial governors who had previously been paid directly by colonial assemblies. Sparked another wave of protests.
(1754) Intercolonial congress summoned by the British government to foster greater colonial unity. Stepping stone to Constitution.
(1766) Passed alongside the repeal of the Stamp Act. It reaffirmed Parliament's unqualified sovereignty over the North American colonies.
(1774) Series of punitive measures passed in retaliation for the Boston Tea Party. Closing the Port of Boston. Revoking a number of rights in the Massachusetts colonial charter. Expanding the Quartering Act.
"Rebel" ringleader along with Samuel Adams. Patriot of the American Revolution. First to sign the Declaration of Independence.
First aroused the resentment of the colonists in 1763. Ordered the Navy to enforce the Navigation Laws. Secured the Sugar Act from Parliament. Also imposed the stamp act.
British politician. Passed the Townshend Acts.
Proclamation of 1763
Decree issued by Parliament in the wake of Pontiac's Rebellion. Prohibited settlement beyond the Appalachians. Contributed to rising resentment of British rule in the American colonies.
(1764) First law ever passed by the crown for raising tax revenue in the colonists for the crown. Duty on imported sugar from the West Indies. Lowered substantially in response to widespread protests.
Series of laws that restricted the use of foreign shipping for trade between England and its colonies. Goal was to force colonial development into lines favorable to England.
The members of Parliament spoke for the interests of all British subjects rather than for the interests of only the district that elected them. The colonists were supposedly included in the "British subjects"
(1765) Put a tax on paper. In hindsight, very insignificant, but hugely important to the colonists. Confirms the colonists' insecurities.