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The Road to Revolution
The Road to Revolution
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The Road to Revolution

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  • 1. Chapter 7: The Road to Revolution By: Alicia LeClair Chapter 7: The Road to Revolution By: Alicia LeClair
  • 2.
    • Political views of the Americans
    • Mercantilism
    • Taxes & Laws
  • 3.
    • The colonists came to America for a better life, and wanted to be independent
    • The Radical Whigs in England influenced political ideas
    • Republicanism, a new form of society
  • 4.
    • A country’s wealth was measured by its amount of gold or silver
    • England used the colonies
    • Navigation Laws: withheld the ideas of mercantilism
            • Enumerated goods & Privy Council
            • Weren’t enforced very well, Americans smuggled. John Hancock became rich, and was known as the “King of Smugglers.”
  • 5.
    • First Act, the Sugar Act of 1763
    • Quartering Act of 1765
    • Stamp Act of 1765
        • “ No taxation without representation”
    • Declatory Act of 1766
  • 6.
    • “ Champagne Charley” Townshend
    • convinced Parliament to develop the Townshend Acts
    • British troops sent to colonies to
    • enforce Townshend Acts
        • Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770
    • British East India Company in debt
        • Boston Tea Party
        • Intolerable Acts: Boston Port Act
  • 7.
    • Developed in response to the Intolerable Acts
    • Wrote a Declaration of Rights and sent it to Parliament in 1774, but this did nothing
    • Met again in 1775, preparing the defense of the colonies in case of bloodshed.
        • Good thinking: Battle of Lexington and Concord, “shot heard ‘round the world”
  • 8.
    • 1776, June. &quot;American Revolution — History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts.&quot; History.com — History Made Every Day — American & World History . A&E Television Networks. Web. 27 Aug. 2011. <http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution>.
    • Kennedy, David M., Lizabeth Cohen, and Thomas Andrew Bailey. &quot;The Road to Revolution.&quot; The American Pageant: a History of the Republic . 13th ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. Print.
    • Rempel, Gerhard. &quot;Mercantilism.&quot; WNEC FACULTY/STAFF HOME PAGES . Western New England College. Web. 27 Aug. 2011. <http://mars.wnec.edu/~grempel/courses/wc2/lectures/mercantilism.html>.

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