British legislation- No Taxation Without Representation

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British legislation- No Taxation Without Representation

  1. 1. BRITISH LEGISLATION AND ITS EFFECTS
  2. 2. British Legislation • In order to pay off the debt from the French and Indian War, Britain passed a series of laws which imposed taxes on the American Colonies.
  3. 3. British Legislation • These taxes upset the colonists because they were not represented in the British Parliament. • Colonist’s belief was: “No Taxation Without Representation”
  4. 4. Sugar Act- 1764 • Placed duties (taxes) on imported sugar and molasses. • Colonists began to smuggle these products into the colonies.
  5. 5. Stamp Act- 1765 • Required colonists to pay for an official stamp or seal on paper items. • This was the first direct tax on the colonies. • Colonists refused to buy the stamps or just ignored the law.
  6. 6. Declaratory Act- 1766 • After repealing the Stamp Act, Parliament was upset that the colonists challenged its authority. • This stated that Parliament made the laws, not the colonists.
  7. 7. Townshend Acts- 1767 • Placed duties on imported glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea. • Money raised paid for soldiers to be stationed in the Colonies. • This upset the colonists. • They claimed it violated the guarantee of no standing army in the colonies. • Led to the Boston Massacre.
  8. 8. Boston Massacre- 1770 • British soldiers fired into a crowd of citizens. • Used as propaganda against the British.
  9. 9. Tea Act- 1773 • Gave the British East India Company permission to sell tea directly to the colonies. • It was supposed to make tea cheaper.
  10. 10. Boston Tea Party- 1773 • To protest the Tea Act, the Sons of Liberty dressed as Indians and dumped over 300 crates of tea into Boston Harbor.
  11. 11. Coercive/Intolerable Acts 1774 • In response to the Tea Party, Boston Harbor was closed down until the tea was paid for. • The Massachusetts charter was cancelled. • Royal officials accused of crimes were sent back to England for trial. • Would face friendly judges and juries. • This upset the colonists.
  12. 12. Coercive/Intolerable Acts 1774 • Quartering Act- Colonists had to quarter (house) British soldiers at their own expense.
  13. 13. Effects of British Legislation • Caused problems between the colonists and the British government.

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