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US History Ch 6.4

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