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Conflicts that Created Change In Colonial America. By Angela Daley. Conflicts that Created Change In Colonial America. 1740-The Great Awakening 1764 - Navigation Acts 1764 - Molasses and Sugar Act 1765 - Stamp Act 1773 - The Tea Act 1773 - Boston Tea Party 1774 - Intolerable Acts.

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conflicts that created change in colonial america1

Conflicts that Created Change In Colonial America

1740-The Great Awakening

1764 - Navigation Acts

1764 - Molasses and Sugar Act

1765 - Stamp Act

1773 - The Tea Act

1773 - Boston Tea Party

1774 - Intolerable Acts

the great awakening
The Great Awakening
  • revitalization of religious piety that swept through the American colonies between the 1730s and the 1770s
  • view that being truly religious meant trusting the heart rather than the head, prizing feeling more than thinking, and relying on biblical revelation rather than human reason.
men of the great awakening
Men of the Great Awakening
  • Reverend William Tennent, established a seminary to train clergymen it is better known today as Princeton University.
men of the great awakening1
Men of the Great Awakening
  • Jonathan Edwards evoked terrifying images of the corruption of human nature in his famous description of the sinner as a loathsome spider suspended by a slender thread over a pit of seething brimstone in his best known sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God."
conflicts from the great awakening created change
Conflicts from the Great Awakening Created Change
  • In communities the Great Awakening produced tension and rivalry, so that religious harmony that had existed was disrupted.
  • The Great Awakening was a conflict that dissembled church communities and then re-joined them within a new sense of unity.
end of salutary neglect
End of Salutary Neglect
  • The Navigation Acts of the 17th century allowed colonists only to produce agricultural goods and raw materials.
  • The acts reserved the profitable enterprises such as manufacturing goods and providing commercial services to British residents.
conflict from the end of salutary neglect created change
Conflict from the End of Salutary NeglectCreated Change
  • In 1732 Parliament made this ban more specific, prohibiting Americans from marketing colonial-made hats.
the molasses and sugar act
The Molasses and Sugar Act
  • placed a high tariff on molasses imported into the mainland colonies from the West Indies.
  • These taxes discouraged colonists living in port cities from distilling their own rum
  • Then in 1750, Parliament extended the ban on colonial manufactures to produce products such as plows, axes, and skillets.
conflict from the molasses and sugar act created change
Conflict from the Molasses and Sugar Act created Change
  • These taxes discouraged colonists living in port cities from distilling their own rum
  • Then in 1750, Parliament extended the ban on colonial manufactures to produce products such as plows, axes, and skillets.
the stamp act
The Stamp Act
  • used as a means of raising revenue in the American colonies.
  • The Stamp Act required all legal documents, licenses, commercial contracts, newspapers, pamphlets, and playing cards to carry a tax stamp.
  • intended to raise money to defray the cost of maintaining the military defenses of the colonies.
conflict from the stamp act created change
Conflict from the Stamp Act Created Change
  • Passed without debate, it aroused widespread opposition among the colonists, who argued that because they were not represented in Parliament, they could not legally be taxed without their consent.
the tea act
The Tea Act
  • The Tea Act of 1773 maintained the tax on tea and gave the English East IndiaTea Company a monopoly on the export of tea.
  • The company's tea ships ran into trouble in American ports, most notably in Boston, where on December 16, 1773, colonials dressed as Native Americans dumped a shipload of tea into the harbor.
the tea act created change
The Tea Act Created Change
  • Colonists used boycotts and propaganda, held the Boston Tea Party, and destroyed tea shipments in some colonies.
  • British reacted with the Intolerable Acts
the boston tea party
The Boston Tea Party
  • On the evening of December 16, a group of Bostonians, instigated by the American patriot Samuel Adams and many of them disguised as Native Americans, boarded the vessels and emptied the tea into Boston Harbor.
  • When the government of Boston refused to pay for the tea, the British closed the port.
boston tea party created change
Boston Tea Party Created Change
  • Britain responded to this Boston Tea Party with the Intolerable Acts of 1774, which closed the port of Boston until Bostonians paid for the tea.
  • The acts also permitted the British army to quarter its troops in civilian households, allowed British soldiers accused of crimes while on duty in America to be tried in Britain or in another colony, and revised the Massachusetts Charter to abolish its elected legislature.
the intolerable act
The Intolerable Act
  • As punishment for the Boston Tea Party, Parliament passed the Coercive Acts in 1774
  • Closed the Boston Harbor
  • Canceled Massachusetts's charter
  • Moved trials of colonial officials to Britain
  • Quartering Act - required colonists to house and supply British soldiers
the intolerable act created change
The Intolerable ActCreated Change
  • Colonists wrote pamphlets, editorials, and plays to critize the British government’s actions.
  • Colonial leaders in Boston tried to organize a complete boycott of British goods in the colonies
comprehension questions
Comprehension Questions
  • Great Awakening - What caused this powerful surge of religious zeal?
  • Are we having a Great Awakening now?
  • What message did ministers of the Great Awakening preach to their listeners?
  • How did the Great Awakening help bring different groups of people together?
works cited
Works Cited
  • The First Great Awakening by Christine Leigh Heyrmanhttp://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080/tserve/eighteen/ekeyinfo/grawaken.htm
  • The Great Awakening - Encarta http://encarta.msn.com/find/Concise.asp?z=1&pg=2&ti=761555596
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