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  • 1. The Empire Under Strain Stirrings of Revolt
  • 2. The Stamp Act Crisis: The Act
    • Tax to raise revenue
    • Americans felt they had no representation in Parliament
  • 3. The Stamp Act Crisis: The Protest
    • The “Trumpet of Sedition”
      • The House of Burgesses
    • The Stamp Act Congress
    • The “Sons of Liberty”
      • Terrorists?
  • 4. The Stamp Act Crisis: But Bruder, why was it such a big deal?
    • It effected the wealthy
    • It invaded privacy
    • It effected those who knew how to make a change
    • Oh, now I understand 
  • 5. The Townshend Acts
    • Designed to raise revenue
    • Is it an Internal or external tax?
    • Asserted control over colonial assemblies (one at a time)
  • 6. The Tea Act
    • Exempted the East India Company from taxes
    • Created a monopoly
    • Hurt merchants
    • And LOWERED the cost of tea
  • 7. The Tea Act
    • Again it effected the wealthy
    • Taxation without representation
  • 8. England’s Perspective
    • Colonists paid less taxes
    • Longer life expectancy
    • Greater local representation
    • Virtual representation in Parliament
    • Highest standard of living in the Western Hemisphere
  • 9. “ The Revolution was in the mind” – John Adams
    • A shift was occurring in the mind of colonists
    • They began to see themselves as Americans and no longer British