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21 Cards in this Set

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What did many colonists use only American made goods after 1767?
Colonists were protesting the new Townshend Acts.
What did Britain do in 1766 as a result of the colonists' boycott of British goods?
Britain repealed the Stamp Act which added taxes to goods. The colonists then thought Britian was weak.
What did colonists like James Otis think about taxation?
They opposed taxation without representation.
What British policy made many colonists resent the presence of redcoat soldiers?
The colonists had let the British soldiers (Redcoats) quarter (stay) in their homes. (Quartering is when you give some one a place to stay.
How did the colonist protest the Tea Act?
They had the Boston Tea Party. They dumped the British tea in the Boston Harbor. It was worth a bunch of money.
What punishments did the British impose on Massachusetts for the Boston Tea Party?
Britian closed the port of Boston. The port is where the ships came in to bring goodies such as sugar and tea. It would be like shutting down the grocery stores!!
Where did General Gage send his troops to seize the Partiots' war supplies?
Gage sent troops to get war supplies at Concord.
What happened at the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia 1774?
Delegates from all colonies, except Georgia, decided they would disobey the Intolerable Acts. The were not going to follow Britians laws and rules.
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? Why was he chosen?
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. He was both a great writer and thinker. He had excellent penmanship.
Who were the Loyalists?
Loyalists opposed fighting against Great Britian. They were loyal so they called them Loyalists.
What did most patriots think about war with Britian?
They thought Britian would be glad to be rid of them because they caused trouble. They thought it would be a short war.
Why did the colonists place an embargo on British goods, and what was Britain's response?
Colonists decided to place an embargo on British goods to fight the Intolerable Acts. Britain sent troops to enforce the acts. The colonists weren't going to let any goods (tea/sugar) come in.
What did the British Proclamation of 1763 require? Why did it anger the colonists?
Colonists could settle only east of the Appalachian Mountains. They were angry because they wanted to go west past the mountains. They had thought winning the French and Indian War would make it possible.
What did the Second Continental Congress make to prevent a war?
The Second Continental Congress set up the Continental Army, and made George Washington the commander.
Where were the first shots of the Revolutionary War fired?
The first shots of the war were fired at Lexington Massachusettes.
Who was Thomas Paine, and what did he do to encourage independence from Britian?
Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense, and in this s\essay he encouraged colonists to stand up against British. "tyranny." Tyranny is like a bully being mean. They sent the essay out in phamplets sort of like we get junk mail.
What effort did the Second Continental Congress make to prevent a war?
The Second Continental Congress sent the Olive Branch Petition as an attempt to prevent war.
The Second Continental Congress appointed a committee to draft the Declaration of Independence. who made resolutions before the Congress that became the basis of much of the Declaration and what were the resolutions?
The ideas for the Declaration of Independence were proposed by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia. (Richard Rich in ideas for the D of I)
What did Britian do to raise money to pay debts from the French and Indian War?
They reviewed their mercantilists policies. (Buying and selling or business) They would add taxes to goods to raise money. They also would tax items coming from other countries so it would be more expensive and the colonists would have to buy from Britian.
What did Samuel Adams do to encourage communication among the colonists? How did they stay in touch on what was going on?
Samuel Adams formed committees of correspondence to encourage communication. This was groups that wrote letters and newspaper articles.
What was the 1764 Sugar Act? What did it discourage?
The Sugar Act was Parliments attempt to make foreign goods too expensive for colonists. It would raise prices on Dutch French and Spanish goods so colonists would buy from Britian. (Britian added taxes to sugar from other countries so it would cost more.)