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19 Cards in this Set

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The French and Indian War

-War was because of border dispute

-Great Britain emerged as the dominant power

- the French and the English fought the war

Proclamation of 1763
-Forbade colonists to settle west of the Appalachian Mountains
Legislation after the French and Indian War

- Proclamation of 1763

- The Sugar Act

- The stamp Act

- supported the king during this time period
Prime Minister Grenville believed

- Britain was just in taxing the colonies

-Britain should exert greater control on the colonies

-Subjects in Britain should also pay for the war debt

Sugar Act and Stamp Act
- The colonists hated the tax because it was the first time Parliament levied a tax on the colonists
Sons of Liberty

- Set up Committees of Correspondence

-Tarred and feather tax collectors

- Were a secret organization

Stamp Act consequences

- colonists boycotted British goods and rioted in city streets

-Tax collectors were hung in effigy and tarred and feathered

Americans stopped importing certain British goods

Stamp Act taxed

- stamps

- decks of cards

- wedding licenses

Repeal of the Stamp Act
- Parliament simultaneously passed the Townshend Acts
British troops were sent to Boston in 1768
- because colonists vehemently protested the Townshend Acts
Boston Tea Party
- took place after British officials increased the price of tea
The Boston Massacre
-took place in 1770, when violence broke out between the colonists and the British regulars
After repealing the Townshend Acts
- Parliament kept the tax on tea so that Americans knew they could still be taxed by the king
The First Continental Congress
- called for boycotts of British goods-Encourage the peaceful boycott of British goods-debated over whether violence was avoidable-began preparing for war- drafted a Declaration of rights to present to the king
The Second Continental Congress

- Declared war on Britain

-created a national army

- designated George Washington as commander -in- chief of the
Continental Army

" The Shot Heard Round the World"
The first shots fired by victorious farmers at Lexington and Concord against British troops
Committees of Correspondence
-groups of people throughout the colonies that exchanged letters and essays containing republican ideas
Thomas Paine's Common Sense
- United the colonists against Britain