Taxation Wo Representation

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  • 1. Colonist Become Angry with Britain
  • 2. Proclamation of 1763
    • Limited settlement west of Appalachian Mts.
    • It angered colonist because they saw it as a limit on their freedom
    • Colonist worried troops would interfere with their liberties
  • 3. Sugar Act
    • Lowered tax on molasses
    • Suppose to convince colonist to stop smuggling molasses
    • Officers could take goods from smugglers without going to court
    • Angered colonist
  • 4. Stamp Act
    • Placed a tax on all printed materials
    • Affected all colonial cities
    • Parliament ignored colonial tradition of self-government
  • 5. Opposition to Stamp Act
    • Patrick Henry persuaded burgesses to take action
    • Virginia assembly passed a resolution declaring itself the only power to tax
    • Samuel Adams established Sons of Liberty
  • 6. Stamp Act Congress
    • 9 colonies met in NY to establish
    • Drafted a petition to king and parliament declaring that only colonies could not be taxed except by their own assemblies
    • Boycotts begin and nonimportation agreements
    • British merchants begged parliament to repeal Stamp Act
  • 7. Stamp Act Repealed
    • March 1766 Parliament repealed Stamp Act
    • Colonist trust never fully restored
  • 8. Declaratory Act
    • 1766 state that Parliament had the right to tax and make decisions for the British colonies
  • 9. Townshend Act
    • Set of laws
    • Items taxed were glass, tea, paper, and lead
    • Items that colonist did not produce
    • More boycotts and angry colonist
    • Daughters of Liberty, women group that supported boycotts