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  • Agreed to meet next May if Intolerable Acts not repealed (too late)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