Trouble in the Colonies. Mrs. Owens 5 th grade Social Studies. Vocabulary. Representation Treason Congress Boycott Repeal Imperial policy protest. The Stamp Act. 1765 - Parliament approved the Stamp Act, Colonists felt the tax was unfair
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Trouble in the Colonies
5th grade Social Studies
1765 - Parliament approved the Stamp Act,
Colonists felt the tax was unfair
“No Taxation Without Representation” became the motto for colonists.
Some who disagreed with the tax were accused of treason.
The Stamp Act Congress was formed.
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In 1766, the Stamp Act was repealed.
The next day, Parliament passed the Declaratory Act, which stated that Britain had “full power to make laws for the people of America in all cases.”
Colonists feared what this law meant.
In 1767, Parliament passed the Townshend Acts.
The Townshend Acts taxed imports, such as glass, tea, paint, and paper, that were brought into the colonies.
Many people began to boycott British goods again, such as tea and paint.
In 1770, Parliament repealed the Townshend Acts, except for the tax on tea.
As more colonists began to take part in the protests, Parliament sent more soldiers to the colonies.
Having British soldiers in their towns angered many colonists.
As anger between the colonists and the British grew, fights often broke out.
On March 5, 1770 a crowd of angry colonists gathered near several British soldiers, shouting and throwing rocks and snowballs at them.
Some of the soldiers were knocked down,
and some of the soldiers then opened fire
on the crowd.
This event became known as the Boston
Massacre, because the colonists were unarmed
when they were shot.
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