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  • 1. SOL USI.6a: Sources of Colonial Dissatisfaction Lisa Pennington Social Studies Instructional Specialist Portsmouth Public Schools
  • 2. Essential Knowledge
    • As Great Britain expanded control over the American colonies, many colonists became dissatisfied and rebellious.
  • 3. Essential Questions
    • What steps did Great Britain take to increase its control over the colonies?
    • Why did many colonists become dissatisfied with Great Britain’s control over the colonies?
  • 4. Key Words
    • Stamp Act: an act passed by British Parliament that required a tax on all printed items such as newspaper and legal documents.
  • 5. Key Words
    • Proclamation of 1763: King George III of England prohibited the westward movement of colonists across the Appalachian Mountains.
    http://energy.er.usgs.gov/images/regional_studies/appalachians/app_mtns2.jpg
  • 6. Key Words
    • Parliament: the British legislature made up of the House of Lords and the House of Commons.
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  • 7. Great Britain’s Reasons for Control
    • Great Britain wanted to remain a world power.
  • 8. Great Britain’s Reasons for Control
    • In the American colonies, Great Britain’s desire to remain a world power resulted in a conflict with the French known as the French and Indian War.
  • 9. Great Britain’s Reasons for Control
    • Great Britain imposed taxes, such as the Stamp Act, to raise revenue to pay the cost of the French and Indian War.
  • 10. Great Britain's Reasons for Taxation
    • Great Britain wanted to finance the French and Indian War.
    http://www.americanrevolution.com/images/FrenchandIndianWar1.jpg
  • 11. Great Britain’s Reasons for Taxation
    • To help with the maintaining of British troops in the colonies.
  • 12. Sources of Colonial Dissatisfaction
    • Colonies had no representation in Parliament.
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  • 13. Sources of Colonial Dissatisfaction
    • Some colonists resented the power of colonial governors.
    http://cache.eb.com/eb/image?id=31217&rendTypeId=4 Sir William Berkeley, a British colonial governor of Virginia.
  • 14. Sources of Colonial Dissatisfaction
    • Great Britain wanted control over colonial legislatures.
    http://www.history.org/Almanack/places/hb/cappc2.jpg The House of Burgesses, Williamsburg, VA.
  • 15. Sources of Colonial Dissatisfaction
    • Colonies opposed taxes.
  • 16. Sources of Colonial Dissatisfaction
    • Proclamation of 1763, which followed the French and Indian war, restricted western movement of settlers.
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  • 17. Think About It…
    • Why would these things make the colonists angry?
    • Which colonial dissatisfaction do you think was most important in leading to the Revolutionary War? Why?