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Lesson 1

  1. 1. Trouble over Taxes
  2. 2. Britain Taxes the Colonies
  3. 3. Britain Taxes the Colonies❖ King George III supported the idea of taxing the colonists
  4. 4. Britain Taxes the Colonies❖ King George III supported the idea of taxing the colonists❖ Parliament is Britain’s law making body
  5. 5. Britain Taxes the Colonies❖ King George III supported the idea of taxing the colonists❖ Parliament is Britain’s law making body❖ The Americans were being protected by Britain’s soldiers, and they thought they should pay for it
  6. 6. Britain Taxes the Colonies❖ King George III supported the idea of taxing the colonists❖ Parliament is Britain’s law making body❖ The Americans were being protected by Britain’s soldiers, and they thought they should pay for it❖ Parliment passed the Stamp Act: Placed a tax on printed Material
  7. 7. Britain Taxes the Colonies❖ King George III supported the idea of taxing the colonists❖ Parliament is Britain’s law making body❖ The Americans were being protected by Britain’s soldiers, and they thought they should pay for it❖ Parliment passed the Stamp Act: Placed a tax on printed Material❖ Colonists had to buy a stamp and put it on the item to show they had paid the tax
  8. 8. Colonists Protest
  9. 9. Colonists Protest❖ Patrick Henry spoke out against the Stamp Act
  10. 10. Colonists Protest❖ Patrick Henry spoke out against the Stamp Act❖ Leaders from 9 colonies met and called it the Stamp Act Congress ❖ Here they told Parliament to Repeal the act or Cancel the act
  11. 11. Colonists Protest❖ Patrick Henry spoke out against the Stamp Act❖ Leaders from 9 colonies met and called it the Stamp Act Congress ❖ Here they told Parliament to Repeal the act or Cancel the act❖ Samuel Adams became an important leader during this time
  12. 12. Colonists Protest❖ Patrick Henry spoke out against the Stamp Act❖ Leaders from 9 colonies met and called it the Stamp Act Congress ❖ Here they told Parliament to Repeal the act or Cancel the act❖ Samuel Adams became an important leader during this time❖ He inspired others to take action against the British Gov’t
  13. 13. Sons of Liberty
  14. 14. Sons of Liberty❖ Sons of Liberty were a group of people who opposed the new tax
  15. 15. Sons of Liberty❖ Sons of Liberty were a group of people who opposed the new tax❖ These groups burned papers, and held rallies to help show how the Stamp Act was unfair
  16. 16. Townshend Acts
  17. 17. Townshend Acts❖ Parliament repealed the Stamp Act in 1766
  18. 18. Townshend Acts❖ Parliament repealed the Stamp Act in 1766❖ Charles Townshend started the Townshend acts
  19. 19. Townshend Acts❖ Parliament repealed the Stamp Act in 1766❖ Charles Townshend started the Townshend acts❖ This law paced a tariff: or tax on imported goods in the colonies
  20. 20. Townshend Acts❖ Parliament repealed the Stamp Act in 1766❖ Charles Townshend started the Townshend acts❖ This law paced a tariff: or tax on imported goods in the colonies❖ These acts caused new protests in the colonies
  21. 21. Townshend Acts❖ Parliament repealed the Stamp Act in 1766❖ Charles Townshend started the Townshend acts❖ This law paced a tariff: or tax on imported goods in the colonies❖ These acts caused new protests in the colonies❖ Many colonists began to boycott or refuse to buy goods from Britain
  22. 22. Women Join the Boycott
  23. 23. Women Join the Boycott❖ Women started to boycott wool, and other items
  24. 24. Women Join the Boycott❖ Women started to boycott wool, and other items❖ They made liberty tea from berries and herbs instead of buying goods from Britain
  25. 25. Women Join the Boycott❖ Women started to boycott wool, and other items❖ They made liberty tea from berries and herbs instead of buying goods from Britain❖ Daughters of Liberty formed to help the boycott
  26. 26. Women Join the Boycott❖ Women started to boycott wool, and other items❖ They made liberty tea from berries and herbs instead of buying goods from Britain❖ Daughters of Liberty formed to help the boycott❖ British warships went into Boston Harbor to try to scare the colonists

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