Taxation Wo Representation

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Taxation Wo Representation

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 Stamp Act Repealed 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March 1766 Parliament repealed Stamp Act 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

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