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US History Survey 7 th  lecture colonial conflicts & changes, 1760s & 1770s
British colonies in N America <ul><li>can you identify the colonies? </li></ul>
poverty & wealth: colonial merchants
poverty & wealth: colonial planters
“free” workers
women’s work
boat builders
enslaved workers
 
wealth & poverty <ul><li>Who was poor?  Why? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>widows with young children (some husbands killed in war...
Class conflicts <ul><li>Landowners and tenants </li></ul><ul><li>Employers & workers in cities </li></ul><ul><li>Slave own...
French & Indian War, 1754 – 1763 (aka Seven Years War)
results of French & Indian War <ul><li>British desire for land expansion </li></ul><ul><li>Land speculators </li></ul><ul>...
Parliament
 
mercantilism <ul><li>Benefit for the mother country.  </li></ul><ul><li>Sugar Act, 1764 – tax on imported sugar & enforcem...
Stamp Act, 1765
Non-importation associations Non-consumption <ul><li>Massachusetts boycott of British products. </li></ul><ul><li>Daughter...
Boston Massacre, 1770 <ul><li>Crispus Attucks, 1 st  casualty – former slave.  </li></ul>
Boston Tea Party, 1773
1 st  Continental Congress, 1774, Philadelphia
 
1 st  Continental Congress <ul><li>representatives elected by town meetings & colonial assemblies.  (British governors had...
battles at Lexington & Concord, Massachusetts, 1775 <ul><li>British troops to capture American ammunition.  </li></ul>
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Us history survey # 7

  1. 1. US History Survey 7 th lecture colonial conflicts & changes, 1760s & 1770s
  2. 2. British colonies in N America <ul><li>can you identify the colonies? </li></ul>
  3. 3. poverty & wealth: colonial merchants
  4. 4. poverty & wealth: colonial planters
  5. 5. “free” workers
  6. 6. women’s work
  7. 7. boat builders
  8. 8. enslaved workers
  9. 10. wealth & poverty <ul><li>Who was poor? Why? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>widows with young children (some husbands killed in war) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>urban workers (fluctuations in economy) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enslaved people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>almost all free people of color </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>many Indians living among whites </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Class conflicts <ul><li>Landowners and tenants </li></ul><ul><li>Employers & workers in cities </li></ul><ul><li>Slave owners & enslaved </li></ul>
  11. 12. French & Indian War, 1754 – 1763 (aka Seven Years War)
  12. 13. results of French & Indian War <ul><li>British desire for land expansion </li></ul><ul><li>Land speculators </li></ul><ul><li>British defeated French @ Quebec & Montreal </li></ul><ul><li>Indians wanted Appalachians as border. </li></ul><ul><li>Treaty of Paris – French lost all lands on mainland. </li></ul><ul><li>Britain claimed all land east of Mississippi River. </li></ul><ul><li>Indians could no longer play off Europeans against each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Colonists connected with each other. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Parliament
  14. 16. mercantilism <ul><li>Benefit for the mother country. </li></ul><ul><li>Sugar Act, 1764 – tax on imported sugar & enforcement of customs’ service regulations. </li></ul><ul><li>Stamp Act, 1765 – taxed all paper goods. </li></ul><ul><li>Declaratory Act, 1766 – Parliamentary supremacy over colonies. Ability to enact legislation. </li></ul><ul><li>Townshend Revenue Acts, 1767 – taxed commodities, lead, glass, paint, paper, tea. </li></ul><ul><li>Tea Act, 1773 – monopoly to Brit. E. India Co. </li></ul><ul><li>quartering of British troops. </li></ul>
  15. 17. Stamp Act, 1765
  16. 18. Non-importation associations Non-consumption <ul><li>Massachusetts boycott of British products. </li></ul><ul><li>Daughters of Liberty – weaving homespun fabric for clothing. </li></ul><ul><li>1768 British troops occupied </li></ul><ul><li>Boston. </li></ul>
  17. 19. Boston Massacre, 1770 <ul><li>Crispus Attucks, 1 st casualty – former slave. </li></ul>
  18. 20. Boston Tea Party, 1773
  19. 21. 1 st Continental Congress, 1774, Philadelphia
  20. 23. 1 st Continental Congress <ul><li>representatives elected by town meetings & colonial assemblies. (British governors had dissolved colonial legislatures.) </li></ul><ul><li>wanted to avoid war. </li></ul><ul><li>policy of economic coercion. </li></ul><ul><li>created Committees of Observation & Safety, which took over local government. </li></ul><ul><li>began to refer to selves as states. </li></ul><ul><li>rights of Englishmen being violated. </li></ul>
  21. 24. battles at Lexington & Concord, Massachusetts, 1775 <ul><li>British troops to capture American ammunition. </li></ul>

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