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