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The French and Indian War
-French and Indian v. British
-fighting over land that was seen as protective for the colonies
-French lost land, British gained land
-wanted to charge the colonies for this protection
The Albany Conference
-meeting of colonies representatives
-wanted to make an alliance with the Iroquois, but they refused
-agreed that Britain should appoint one supreme commander of all British troops in the colonies
Albany Plan of Union
-developed by Ben Franklin
-proposed that the colonies unite to form a federal govt.
-colonies rejected the plan
Ohio River Valley
-desirable land that was good for farming
-wanted by the British and the French
Royal Proclamation of 1763
-created the line that the colonists were not to cross
-announced the acquisition of New France to be named Quebec
George Grenville
-Prime Minister of Britain
-First Lord of the Treasury
-wanted to reduce England’s debt
-tax on colonies
Sugar Act
-introduced by Grenville
-changed the tax rate on sugar and molasses, imported from foreign countries
-new tax on wine, silk, coffee, pimento and indigo
-allowed British to seize goods without due process
Due Process
-proper court procedures
-right to a jury of peers
-right to a judge
Stamp Act
-on printed materials, newspapers, pamphlets, posters
-first direct tax on colonists
Quartering Act
-pay for their own defense
-pay the rent for soldiers to stay in taverns, inns, etc., if no barracks were available
Sons and Daughters of Liberty
-Isaac Sears
-meeting and demonstrations intimidated Stamp distributors
-daughters spun their own cloth
-homespun (American made)
Stamp Act Congress
-representatives from 9 colonies met
-No representation
“Taxation without representation is Tyranny”
-if there was no representation in parliament, then Britain did not have the right to tax the colonies
Direct Tax
-tax that the colonists had to pay themselves directly
Nonimportation agreement
-pledge not to buy goods from Britain until they repealed the Stamp Act