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Navigation Act, Sugar Act, Stamp Act, and the Intolerable Acts, The Acts
Navigation Act • The Navigation Act made it illegal to ship any merchandise on any ship other than one belonging to England. • It also made it illegal to trade with anyone other than the English if you were in the colonies.
This is basically the same thing Spain did with it’s Latin American colonies that ended up with the War Of Jenkins Ear. The Navigation Act
The Sugar Act • It is important to know that the Sugar Act controlled more than just sugar. It also covered things like lumber, cotton, dyes and more. • This was an attempt to collect more taxes on goods to pay for the war debt.
By themselves neither the Navigation Act or the Sugar Act was that big of a problem. It was when they were combined that it hurt Georgia. Georgia was trading lumber for sugar/molasses with the Dutch East Indies. The Navigation Act made that trading impossible, further if they went through the channels they were suppose to it tripled the taxes they were paying. The Navigation Act with The Sugar Act
The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed. The money collected by the Stamp Act was to be used to help pay the costs of defending and protecting the American frontier near the Appalachian Mountains (10,000 troops were to be stationed on the American frontier for this purpose). The Stamp Act
This was not a tax on stamps…. Instead it required a stamp be placed on all taxed material to insure that the tax had been paid. In effect what this did was allow tax collectors to come by and look at materials, if it did not have the stamp on it, he charged you tax. • This could be a problem since you may have owned the product before the Act came out. You may have traded with someone else in the colony. The Stamp Act
The act required taxes on all legal documents. This also meant things like dice. Anything that could be seen as something sanctioned by the crown (and gambling was legal) it was taxed. The Stamp Act
What about your daily life? What about future plans? How would it effect you?
What about your daily life? • Communications? • What about future plans? How would it effect you?
What about your daily life? • Communications? Games? • What about future plans? How would it effect you?
What about your daily life? • Communications? Games? Reading material? • What about future plans? • Legal papers? How would it effect you?
What about your daily life? • Communications? Games? Reading material? • What about future plans? • Legal papers? Family records? How would it effect you?
What about your daily life? • Communications? Games? Reading material? • What about future plans? • Legal papers? Family records? Work? How would it effect you?
There were many other acts that we have not talked about… Mainly because they did not impact Georgia very much. Overall the colonist were getting tired of the taxes to pay for a war that they felt betrayed about. In protest the colonist in Massachusetts went aboard a English ship and dumped the contents of the hold into the river. Boston Tea party
This angered the British and in particular King George who felt that he was losing control. He decided that the colonies needed to be punished. Boston Tea party
Boston Harbor was closed to trade until the owners of the tea were compensated. • Only food and firewood were permitted into the port. • Town meetings were banned. • The authority of the royal governor was increased. • British troops and officials would now be tried outside Massachusetts for crimes of murder. • Greater freedom was granted to British officers who wished to house their soldiers in private dwellings. The intolerable acts
That same day, the Boston massacre set a course that would lead the Royal Governor to evacuate the occupying army from Boston, and would soon bring the revolution to armed rebellion throughout the colonies. The consequences
The Boston Massacre was the killing of five colonists by British regulars on March 5, 1770. It was the culmination of tensions in the American colonies that had been growing since Royal troops first appeared in Massachusetts in October 1768 to enforce the heavy tax burden imposed by the various acts. The Boston tea party
Print was made by a silver smith named Paul Revere. Boston Massacre