U.S. History Chapter 6:  Conflicts in the Colonies Section 4:  New Taxes & Tensions
The Townshend Acts <ul><li>Townshend Acts (June 1767) : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Glass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead </li><...
The Townshend Acts <ul><li>Purpose:  pay for military costs & salaries of colonial governors </li></ul>
The Townshend Acts <ul><li>Writes of assistance —special search warrants that allowed tax collectors to search for smuggle...
The Townshend Acts <ul><li>Boycotts </li></ul><ul><li>Legislatures supported protests </li></ul>
The Townshend Acts <ul><li>Daughters of Liberty:  women’s groups that  met to sew, support boycotts of British goods & dis...
The Townshend Acts <ul><li>Liberty  seized for smuggling </li></ul><ul><li>Owned by John Hancock </li></ul><ul><li>Support...
<ul><li>Customs houses attacked </li></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts legislature broken up </li></ul><ul><li>Troops brought in ...
The Boston Massacre <ul><li>The Boston Massacre took place after  a British guard argued with colonists . </li></ul>
 
The Boston Massacre <ul><li>Propaganda —stories and images designed to support a particular point of view </li></ul>
 
The Boston Massacre <ul><li>Soldiers charged w/ murder </li></ul><ul><li>Lawyers: John Adams & Josiah Quincy </li></ul><ul...
A Tax on Tea <ul><li>British repeal most of Townshend Acts </li></ul><ul><li>Tax on tea kept in place </li></ul><ul><li>Pr...
A Tax on Tea <ul><li>British East India Company proposes a solution: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sell tea directly to colonists ...
A Tax on Tea <ul><li>1773:  Tea Act enacted </li></ul><ul><li>Colonists become worried </li></ul><ul><li>November 1773: Th...
 
 
 
A Tax on Tea <ul><li>The Boston Tea Party  encouraged colonists in other cities to destroy tea shipments. </li></ul>
The Intolerable Acts <ul><li>Intolerable Acts (1774): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boston Harbor closed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
The Intolerable Acts <ul><li>Quartering Act </li></ul><ul><li>General Thomas Gage made governor </li></ul>Gen. Thomas Gage
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  • US History Ch 6.4

    1. 1. U.S. History Chapter 6: Conflicts in the Colonies Section 4: New Taxes & Tensions
    2. 2. The Townshend Acts <ul><li>Townshend Acts (June 1767) : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Glass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tea </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. The Townshend Acts <ul><li>Purpose: pay for military costs & salaries of colonial governors </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Townshend Acts <ul><li>Writes of assistance —special search warrants that allowed tax collectors to search for smuggled goods </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Townshend Acts <ul><li>Boycotts </li></ul><ul><li>Legislatures supported protests </li></ul>
    6. 6. The Townshend Acts <ul><li>Daughters of Liberty: women’s groups that met to sew, support boycotts of British goods & discuss politics </li></ul>
    7. 7. The Townshend Acts <ul><li>Liberty seized for smuggling </li></ul><ul><li>Owned by John Hancock </li></ul><ul><li>Supported by Sons of Liberty </li></ul>John Hancock
    8. 8. <ul><li>Customs houses attacked </li></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts legislature broken up </li></ul><ul><li>Troops brought in to restore order </li></ul>The Townshend Acts
    9. 9. The Boston Massacre <ul><li>The Boston Massacre took place after a British guard argued with colonists . </li></ul>
    10. 11. The Boston Massacre <ul><li>Propaganda —stories and images designed to support a particular point of view </li></ul>
    11. 13. The Boston Massacre <ul><li>Soldiers charged w/ murder </li></ul><ul><li>Lawyers: John Adams & Josiah Quincy </li></ul><ul><li>7 not guilty, 2 guilty of accidental murder </li></ul>John Adams
    12. 14. A Tax on Tea <ul><li>British repeal most of Townshend Acts </li></ul><ul><li>Tax on tea kept in place </li></ul><ul><li>Problem: Smuggling </li></ul>
    13. 15. A Tax on Tea <ul><li>British East India Company proposes a solution: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sell tea directly to colonists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charge low prices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cheap tea = less smuggling = more taxes paid </li></ul></ul>
    14. 16. A Tax on Tea <ul><li>1773: Tea Act enacted </li></ul><ul><li>Colonists become worried </li></ul><ul><li>November 1773: Three ships arrive in Boston Harbor </li></ul>
    15. 20. A Tax on Tea <ul><li>The Boston Tea Party encouraged colonists in other cities to destroy tea shipments. </li></ul>
    16. 21. The Intolerable Acts <ul><li>Intolerable Acts (1774): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boston Harbor closed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Massachusetts charter cancelled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Royal official accused of crimes sent to Britain for trial </li></ul></ul>
    17. 22. The Intolerable Acts <ul><li>Quartering Act </li></ul><ul><li>General Thomas Gage made governor </li></ul>Gen. Thomas Gage

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