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Tighter British Control. Chapter 6, Section 1. French and Indian War. 1754 – 1763 Part of larger Seven Years’ War British vs. Spain & France In North America New France vs. British Colonies British Navy = British victory. Proclamation of 1763.

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tighter british control

Tighter British Control

Chapter 6, Section 1

french and indian war
French and Indian War
  • 1754 – 1763
  • Part of larger Seven Years’ War
    • British vs. Spain & France
  • In North America
    • New France vs. British Colonies
  • British Navy = British victory
proclamation of 1763
Proclamation of 1763
  • British: Colonists could not settle west of the Appalachian Mountains
  • Prevent further rebellion from natives
    • Land to remain in native hands
  • Colonists upset
    • Many already bought land
    • Kicked off
    • No money – looking to settle new territory
british troops and taxes
British Troops and Taxes
  • King George III
    • 10,000 troops in colonies
  • Quartering Act
    • Save money
    • Live in colonists’ homes
    • Feed soldiers
mo money mo problems
Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems
  • Colonists had to pay up
  • Debt from French & Indian War
    • Collect more revenue
  • Sugar Act - 1764
    • Tax on sugar, molasses, coffee, wine, etc.
    • Soldiers enforced laws
    • Many turned to smuggling
different perspectives
Different Perspectives

Colonists

“Taxation without representation is tyranny!”

- James Otis

Loyalists

“Colonists are subjects of Britain… and enjoy the protection of its laws. For that reason, they are subject to taxation.”

- George Grenville

stamp act
Stamp Act
  • Parliament – 1765
  • All legal and commercial documents
  • Stamp to show tax was paid
    • Wills
    • Diplomas
    • Contracts
    • Newspapers
angry colonists
Angry Colonists!
  • Where will it end?
    • Land?
    • Crops?
    • Everything we own?
  • Boycott
  • Sons of Liberty – Violent protests
  • First time Americans worked together!
british response
British Response
  • Repealed Stamp Act – 1766
  • But…wait…there’s more!
    • Passed Declaratory Act
    • Parliament had total control of colonies

Thus began the issue over who was in control of the colonies.

To be continued…

homework assignment
Homework Assignment
  • Create your own protest poster
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Quartering Act
    • Tea Act
    • Sugar Act
    • Stamp Act
    • Declaratory Act
  • Be creative, use color
  • DUE TOMORROW!!
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