Roads to Revolution, 1750-1776. After 1763, Parliament and the King attempt to reorganize the enlarged empire by tightening control Many ordinary people engaged in direct often violent demonstrations against this These actions reflected a growing socio-economic tension with the colonies
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After 1763, Parliament and the King attempt to reorganize the enlarged empire by tightening control
Seven colonies north of Virginia meet in Albany to lay the foundations of mutual defense
The British felt that they were paying for the war through a land tax and increased excise taxes on beer, tea, salt, and bread
The crown continually needed money to fight the reorganized Indians in the Ohio Valley
The burden of the act fell overwhelmingly on Massachusetts, New York, and Philadelphia
This was an internal tax levied directly on property, goods, and government services
By late 1765 most stamp distributors had resigned or fled, and without the proper paperwork, most royal customs officials and court officers refused to perform their duties
The “reason” was to bring honesty and efficiency to a system susceptible to bribes, etc.
Mar. 5, soldier’s fire into a crowd that was taunting them and hit 11, killing 5
A new Prime Minister, Lord North, seemed to be in favor of retreating from previous actions by eliminating most of the Townshend duties to prevent a widening boycott
This law would corrupt Americans into accepting the principle of parliamentary taxation by taking advantage of their weakness for a frivolous luxury
The added on the Quebec Act which establish Roman Catholicism as Quebec’s official religion