8-2.2— Summarize the response of S.C. toevents leading to the American Revolution,including the Stamp Act, Tea Acts, & theSons of Liberty.
And the bickering begins… Events leading up to the Revolutionary War were theresult of the British crown & Parliament trying toimpose taxes on the colonists to pay for the French &Indian War Colonists believed that only their colonial assemblieshas the right to impose taxes, not the prerogative ofthe king or Parliament
The Stamp Act The most important tax imposed byParliament was authorized by theStamp Act: Taxed individuals directly “No taxation without representation!” Colonist created the Stamp ActCongress Boycotted British goods; led to repel ofStamp Act Sons & Daughters of Liberty: Sons: intimidated & persuasion tactics Daughters: Spinning Bees & refusal tobuy British productsSymbol for Daughters of Liberty
Townshend Duties Colonistrefused toaccept this taxbecause it wasdesigned tocollectrevenue, not toregulate tradeA printed reaction to the Townshend Act by acolonist
The Tea Act The Tea Act was NOT a tax The Act gave the financially struggling British EastIndia Company exclusive rights to sell tea in thecolonies by Parliament Tea was boycotted because of the imposed tax underthe Townshend Acts (Even though boycotting had resulted in many repelsof Townshend Acts, tea was NOT one of those)
Boston Tea Party The Sons of Liberty were fearful that a cheap tea wouldhurt their boycott efforts In Boston, they threw shipments of tea overboard In S.C., Georgetown & Charles Town had smaller “teaparties” (small protests), but still allowed tea to be sold The Boston Tea Party Resulted in Parliament passingwhat colonist referred to as “Intolerable Acts” Colonial delegates weresent to address the problemswith these Acts
S.C.’s Role in it all… 1774, representatives from across the SC colony met inCharles Town to elect representatives to send toPhiladelphia for the Continental Congress They also established a General Committee of 99individuals to govern the colony instead of the royalgovernor Henry Middleton (elected president of theContinental Congress) established a non-importation& non-exportation agreement S.C. delegates argued that rice was essential to thesurvival of the colony, so rice trade should be allowed
“The shot heard ‘round the world”Importance of:•Lexington & Concord•Second Continental CongressSequence of EventsIntolerable ActsFirst Continental CongressLexington & ConcordSecond Continental CongressWAR