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THEY CAN’T DO THAT!!. STEPS TOWARDS A REVOLUTION!. Since Britain was too busy with wars in Europe and were an ocean away from the New World… The MONARCHY LEAVES THE COLONIES ALONE therefore…. The Mayflower Compact Virginia House of Burgesses Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

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They can t do that

THEY CAN’T DO THAT!!

STEPS TOWARDS A REVOLUTION!


Salutary neglect

Since Britain was too busy with wars in Europe and were an ocean away from the New World…

The MONARCHY LEAVES THE COLONIES ALONE therefore…

TheMayflower Compact

Virginia House of Burgesses

FundamentalOrders of Connecticut

The Albany Plan of Union

SALUTARYNEGLECT

LET’S REVIEW

They were able to practice

SELF GOVERNMENT!!


War with france

War With France

  • As a result of the numerous wars with France, Great Britain was in great debt.

  • Britain gained so much new territory in the New World, helped to remind them that the colonists were there and still part of the United Kingdom!!


Taken advantage of

Taken Advantage of….

  • PROCLAIMATION OF 1763

  • This established a proclamation line along the Appalachian Mountains, which the colonists could not cross.

  • The British could not enforce this act, the colonists disregarded this law and continued to move onto

    Native American lands.


They can t do that

Create a Chart with with three Columns that take up the whole page of a note sheet. Make sure it is on the paper landscape. Use these headings.

Act/Event, Date British Action Colonist Response

STEPS TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Each of the following slides will be a row on this chart, add the horizontal lines as you go along.


They can t do that

Sugar Act (1764)

BRITISH ACTION

  • A series of duties, this LOWERED the TAX ON MOLASSES but allowed PROSECUTER to TRY SMUGGLERS rather than a JURY of their PEERS.

    Giving more power to the British court system!!!

    COLONIST RESPONSE

  • The colonists were not truly affected by

    this tax; it ONLY HURT those who were

    SMUGGLERS. Not much response YET!


They can t do that

Stamp Act (1765)

BRITISH ACTION

  • A tax on goods and services; first tax to affect colonists directly!! Placed a tax on all legal documents, licenses, newspapers, almanacs, cards, and dice. It taxes the rich and poor!

    COLONIST RESPONSE

  • The people lost all respect for the King…form The SONS of LIBERTY- John Adams organizes groups of protester.

  • How can they be taxed without an equal say in Parliament?


They can t do that

Townshend Act (1767)

BRITISH ACTION

  • Taxes on Imports: glass, lead, paint, and paper. This also placed a 3 – penny tax on tea.

    COLONIST RESPONSE

  • Rally Cry: NO TAXATION W/O REPRESENTATION!!

  • Colonists BOYCOTT luxury imports and teas. Eventually leads to the Boston Tea Party.


Boston massacre 1770 was it really a massacre

Boston Massacre 1770(was it really a massacre?)

BRITISH ACTION

  • A fight broke between some Bostonians and British soldiers at the Customs House. It quickly escalated from harassment to snowball and rock throwing. British Soldiers fired and three people killed, eight were wounded, later two more died.

    COLONIST RESPONSE

  • Sam Adams and otherscalled it a massacre. Theincident was used as propaganda to gain support.Paul Revere made a famous engraving that promoted anti-British sentiment.


Tea act of 1773

Tea Act of 1773

BRITISH ACTION

  • British tax on tea, British gives the East India Company special concessions in the colonial tea business which shut out colonial tea merchants.

    COLONIST RESPONSE

  • Colonists get angry

    and dump tea into

    Boston Harbor.


They can t do that

Quartering Act (1774)

BRITISH ACTION

  • This authorized the British commanders to house British soldiers in vacant private homes and buildings.

    COLONIST RESPONSE

  • Son of Liberty, lead by Sam Adams, begin to strongly advocate their views.


They can t do that

Intolerable Acts (1774)

BRITISH ACTION

  • This created Martial Law in the colonies, giving the military the control.This was established to punish the colonists for the rebellion attempts. A result of the Boston Tea Party & Boston Massacre.

    COLONIST RESPONSE

  • Call the 1st Continental Congress. Send a letter of grievances to the King. Boycott of British goods.


Lexington and concord 1775

Lexington and Concord 1775

British Action

  • “The Shot Heard Around the World” British troops march to Concord to seize colonial weapons, Redcoats fire on local militia.

    Colonist Response

  • “The British are Coming” Paul Revere, Plan on counterattack. Lookouts watch for British and warn militia,

  • “one by land or two by sea”.

  • Militia fires and Redcoats run!


July 4 1776

July 4, 1776

British Action

  • King ignores colonist request for an end to the Intolerable Acts and taxation without representation.

    Colonist Response

  • The Second Continental Congress UNANIMOUSLYvoted that the American colonies were free and adopted the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE!!!


On to war

On To War…

ForIndependence!!!


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