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The Road to Revolution. 1754-1774. F&I War. Britain wins Britain gains land Need cash France & Spain no longer a problem. Here come the taxes. Salutary Neglect ends/ Sugar Act begins (indirect tax) Colonists do not believe Parliament has a right to tax only their colonial governments

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The road to revolution

The Road to Revolution

1754-1774


F i war

F&I War

  • Britain wins

  • Britain gains land

  • Need cash

  • France & Spain no longer a problem


Here come the taxes

Here come the taxes

  • Salutary Neglect ends/Sugar Act begins (indirect tax)

  • Colonists do not believe Parliament has a right to tax only their colonial governments

  • Stamp Act (direct tax) brought about “No taxation without representation” (James Otis)

  • No voice/representation in Parliament


Here come the taxes1

Here come the taxes

  • Colonists have their own Stamp Act Congress

  • Colonists boycott/protest and form Sons and Daughters of Liberty

  • Townshend Duties (taxed paper, paint, tea, lead, glass) colonists refused to pay - boycott ended all but tea tax

  • Tea Act – monopoly on tea sales East India Company


Here comes big papa

Here comes Big papa

  • Dec. 1773 Boston Tea Party

  • 1774 Intolerable Acts to punish Boston (1. closed harbor, 2. cancelled Mass. Charter, 3. moved trials, 4. Quartering Act)

  • Writs of Assistance (unlimited search warrants)


Sc s reaction

SC’s Reaction

  • 1774 Representatives met in Charles Town to elect repsJohn & Edward Rutledge, Thomas Lynch, Henry Middleton, Christopher Gadsdenfor Continental Congress in Philadelphia

  • Created General Committee of 99 to rule colony instead of Royal Governor


First continental congress

First Continental Congress

  • Sept.1774 met in Philadelphia, PA

  • Henry Middleton (SC) elected President of Congress

  • Gadsden urges for independence (few supporters)

  • Decide on non-importation and non-exportation agreement

  • SC could still export rice

  • Agreed to meet next May if Intolerable Acts not repealed (too late)

  • SC readied their militia


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