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Conflict over new British policies The British decide to crack down on colonies
Pontiac’s War• Chief Pontiac wanted to stop colonists from spreading west• Captured British forts along the frontier• British put down the revolt, but now wanted to take steps from it happening again
Proclamation of 1763• Banned colonists from going west of the Appalachian Mountains.
Quartering Act• Ordered to house the troops and provide them with firewood, salt and drink
Navigation and Trade Acts• Controlled trade between the colonies and British foreign rivals• Weren’t enforced so colonists began to smuggle in things• British used the writs of assistance to search anyone for smuggled goods
Sugar Act• Tax on sugar, molasses, coffee and silks• Britain needed money to pay for the war
Stamp Act• A tax on legal documents, newspapers, calendars and playing cards• Without the stamp, they were considered illegal
Patrick Henry speaks against the stamp act
Stamp Act Riots
Taxation with Representation• The colonists were not angry about paying the tax• They were angry because they had no say in Parliament
Sons of Liberty• Held rallies to protest the stamp act• Sometimes were violent
Stamp Act Congress• Non-violent protest against the Stamp Act• Met in Massachusetts• Led by Samuel Adams• Sent a note to the King and asked him to allow the colonists to set their own taxes• He refused• The colonists then began to boycott items