ROAD TO REVOLUTION Vocabulary; Sugar Act Vice-admiralty court Stamp Act Duty Boycott Townshend Act Intolerable Act Concept #2 – Taxes & Control EQ: Why were the colonists growing more discontented with British control?
What is this called? Before the French and Indian War • Britain pretty much ignored the colonies so… • Colonies did pretty much as they pleased After • Britain needed money Britain decides the $ should come from the colonies – why did this seem logical?
The Relationship Changes between the colonies & the mother country • British start enforcing the mercantilist policies No more salutary neglect!
French and Indian War At the end of the war, Great Britain incurred staggering debt so it • attempted to re-organize the colonies • recover some of the debt from the colonies through taxes Colonists believed: It was the right of their colonial assemblies to impose taxes, not the prerogative of the King or Parliament