Colonies need to join together under 1 government in order to survive and defeat the French during the French and Indian War
War led to debt, which led to England taxing the colonies (so the war debt could be paid for)
What kinds of things did the Sons of Liberty do in order to get their point across?
Tar & feather tax collectors • Destroy things (homes, goods, paper) • Set fire to effigies (life-size dolls of tax collectors) • Use violence and force
Which act included the following? • Closing the port of Boston • All colonists had to quarter soldiers • Cancel Massachusetts charter • Trials held in England
What did James Otis mean when he said, “NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!”
The colonists did not think it was fair that they were being taxed by Britain and were not allowed to elect representatives in order to voice their opinions about the taxes.
Patrick Henry’s famous words to show that he wanted freedom from GB’s rule?
Paul Revere was a midnight rider, but who did not receive any credit for being one?
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE • Examples – boycott, smuggle
Pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. Helped colonists recognize they needed to be free from Great Britain.
3 unalienable rights listed in the Declaration of Independence
Life • Liberty • Pursuit of Happiness
Abigail Adams wrote to her husband, “Remember the ladies!” What did she mean?