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The British theory of mercantilism, by which the colonies were governed held that
the colonial economy should be carefully controlled to serve the motlrer country's needs
One of the ways in which mercantilism harmed the colonial economy was
by inhibiting the development ofbanking'and paper currency in the colonies.
The mobilization of "non importation" policies against the Stamp Act was politically important
it aroused revolutionary fervor among many ordinary American men and women
When British officials decided to enforce the East India Company's tea monopoly and the three-
Dence tax on tea
colonists were outraged because their favorite beverage would cost more than ever be
The British reacted to the Boston Tea Party by
granting a monopoly on the sale oftea to the British East India Company
American colonists especially resented the Townshend Acts because
the revenues from the taxation would go to support British officials andjudges in Amenca
The passage ofthe Quebec Act aroused intense American fears because
it extended Catholic jurisdiction and a non-jury judicial system into the westem Ohio
The most important action the Continental Congress took to proiest the Intolerable Acts was
forming The Association to impose a complete boycott of all British goods
The event that precipitated the first real shooting between the British and American colonists was
the British attempt to seize colonial supplies and leaders at Lexington and Concord
The American rebellion was especially dangerous to the British because they were also worried
possible revolts in lreland and war with France
The British political party that was generally more sympathetic to the American cause was
the whig Party
One of the advantages the British enjoyed in the impending conflict with the colonies was
the ability to enlist foreign soldiers, Loyalists, and Native Americans in their military forces
One of the advantages the colonists enjoyed in the impending conflict with Britain was
a well-organized and effective political leadership.
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