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The Road To Independence 2


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The Road To Independence 2

  1. 1. The Road to IndependenceChapter 5<br />U.S. History<br />Bridge to AP<br />Mr. Veliz<br />
  2. 2. The French & Indian War<br />How does it plant the seeds of discontent that will lead to independence?<br />Treatment of the colonist during the war.<br />Proclamation of 1763 – what does it do?<br />A standing army?<br />The need for revenue – What is revenue?<br />
  3. 3. Britain&apos;s need for revenue<br />Why was there such a great need to raise revenue?<br />The role of George Grenville (1763)<br />Writs of Assistance?<br />Colonial reaction<br />The Sugar Act (1764)<br />Lowers the tax on imports – who could argue with that?<br />Vice-admiralty courts<br />
  4. 4. Britain&apos;s need for revenue<br />The Stamp Act (1765)<br />Tax on most printed goods.<br />The Act’s reach is greater than that of the Sugar Act.<br />Colonial Reaction<br />Direct Tax<br />Taxation Without Representation<br />Patrick Henry and the House of Burgesses (VA)<br />Resolution claiming the sole right to tax<br />Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty<br />
  5. 5. Colonial Reaction<br /><ul><li>Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty</li></ul>Effigies<br />The Stamp Act Congress (NY - Oct. 1765)<br />Boycotts and Nonimportation Agreements<br />British losses and the urge to repeal<br />1766 it is repealed<br />The trust is forever broken<br />
  6. 6. British Assert Their Authority<br />Declaratory Act – Parliamentary authority over the colonies is nearly absolute<br />“in all cases”<br />Townshend Acts (1767)<br />Taxed imported goods (glass, tea, etc.)<br />“Daughters of Liberty”<br />
  7. 7. Boston as Ground Zero<br />John Hancock & The Liberty (1768)<br />On the brink of rebellion<br />More Redcoats<br />March 5, 1770<br />Crispus Attucks and 4 more<br />Massacre becomes Opportunity for Propaganda<br />Sam Adams and the committee of correspondence<br />Organizing the opposition<br />