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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

Trouble in the Colonies

Mrs. Owens

5th grade Social Studies








Imperial policy


The stamp act

The Stamp Act

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.

Stamp act congress

Stamp Act Congress

A common goal

A Common Goal

  • Some colonists began to boycott all British goods because of the Stamp Act.

  • A group of men called the Sons of Liberty formed to fight the Stamp Act.

    • They captured British tax collectors

    • They chased some tax collectors

      out of town

Good bye stamp act

Good Bye Stamp Act

In 1766, the Stamp Act was repealed.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.

The townshend acts

The Townshend Acts

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In 1770, Parliament repealed the Townshend Acts, except for the tax on tea.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.

The boston massacre

The Boston Massacre

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.

The boston massacre1

The Boston Massacre



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