7.2 colonial resistance

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  • 1. Colonial Resistance to British Authority Salutary Neglect Colonists Ignored the Navigation Acts Enlightenment John Locke Great Awakening French & Indian War Colonial Assemblies governed the colonies for 3 generations Royal Governors paid by the Colonial Assemblies Brought the colonists together as a people, separate from Britain Questioning church authority led to questioning government authority Colonists lost respect for the British Army Colonists gained confidence in their own military ability British victory leads to new problems Posting of 10,000 troops on the frontier Increased enforcement of trade duties & smuggling laws Proclamation Line of 1763 Individual Rights Limits on Government Power Natural Rights Social Contract Right to Overthrow Consent of the governed