Chapter 4. The American revolution, 1754-1783. Chapter 4 Section 1. The colonies fight for their rights. Road to Revolution. British colonists fought in many wars to defend the territories The War of Jenkin’s Ear (1739-1744) vs. Spain King George’s War (1744-1748) vs. France
The Albany Conference/Congress (June 1754) - An attempt by the British government to negotiate an alliance with the Iroquois.
What do you think its message is?
During the French and Indian War, thousands of colonists joined the British army
The Royal Proclamation of 1763 – drew a north-south line that forbid colonists from settling west of the line
New customs reform from Parliament– smugglers would be sent to a court in Nova Scotia with no jury
The Sugar Act – AKA “American Revenue Act of 1764”; increased taxes on sugar and molasses
The Currency Act of 1764 – banned the use of paper money in the colonies
The Stamp Act (1765) – required stamps to be placed on most printed materials
The Sons of Liberty – organized outdoor meetings and demonstrations against the Stamp Act
The Coercive Acts (1774)– came to be known as the Intolerable Acts by the colonists; in response to the Boston Tea Party
British troops attempt to take Breed’s Hill and Bunker Hill near Boston
Established a republic - form of government when power resides with a body of citizens entitled to vote.