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Causes of the American Revolution. Turning Point: French & Indian War. Soured British-Colonial Respect Pompous British Officer’s blind use of “Civilized” European Warfare against Frontier Guerilla fighting of France’s Native Allies British disregard for lives of Colonial frontier settlers

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Turning point french indian war
Turning Point: French & Indian War

  • Soured British-Colonial Respect

    • Pompous British Officer’s blind use of “Civilized” European Warfare against Frontier Guerilla fighting of France’s Native Allies

    • British disregard for lives of Colonial frontier settlers

  • British Policy Changes after the war


Political
Political

  • End of Salutary Neglect

    • Sugar Act: lowered tax on Molasses but strict enforcement

  • Voice—Representation

    • Stamp Act: No taxation w/o representation

    • Stamp Act Congress

  • Rights:

    • Writs of Assistance: searches w/o warrant

    • Quartering Act: invasion of privacy


Economic
Economic

  • Mercantilism

    • Currency Act:

    • Restrictions on Industry

  • Taxes

    • Townshend Acts

  • Land

    • Proclamation of 1763

    • Quebec Act: French Canadian fur traders


Massachusetts rebels
Massachusetts Rebels

  • Harvard Lawyers: James Otis

  • Boston Massacre

  • John Hancock & Samuel Adams

    • Sons of Liberty

  • Boston Tea Party


Coercive intolerable acts
Coercive (Intolerable) Acts

  • Punish Boston & Massachusetts for Tea Party

  • 1st Continental Congress

  • Lexington & Concord

    • British failed to arrest Adams & Hancock

  • 2nd Continental Congress

    • Declaration of Independence


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