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Lecture 15 - Unit 9 Revolution from the Bottom Up Lecture...

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Unit 9: Revolution from the Bottom Up Lecture Outline 1. Violence and the Stamp Act, 1765-66 2. The Townshend Duties and the Politics of Non-Violence, 1767-69 3. Forging a Colonial Identity Through Adversity, 1770-1775 4. War, Peace, and Exile, 1776-1783 5. Unfinished Business Copies of this Powerpoint file will be available for download from the course website after class
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When we treat extraordinary people like gods, ordinary people get quickly forgotten
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Revolution from the Bottom Up 1. Violence and the Stamp Act, 1765-66
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An effigy of the local Stamp Distributor Andrew Oliver was found hanging from a tree in Boston on August 14 1765
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The 1765 Stamp Act One of several new taxes created to pay down British debts (£145m in 1765) following the Seven Years War Conceived by Prime Minister George Grenville as a way for colonists to pay their share for the war
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The 1765 Stamp Act A tax on commercial paper - eg. newspapers, pamphlets, and almanacs, legal documents, college diplomas, liquor licenses, and even packs of playing cards Image: Stamp on a 1765 legal document
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August 15 1765 Rioters cut down the effigy, paraded it through town, then ransacked Oliver’s house, targeting his luxury goods, before beheading the dummy
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Mobs in Rhode Island, New York City, South Carolina and elsewhere staged their own riots, hanged other officials in effigy and burned their houses over the next few weeks.
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By these lynchings, beheadings, ransackings and tarring and feathering protestors signaled: Their disgust for the Stamp Act - a new tax designed to solve a British problem Their willingness to target the local representatives of royal authority
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Their disgust for the Stamp Act - a new tax designed to solve a British problem Their willingness to target the local representatives of royal authority Their middle-class concern (most were artisans or laborers) that new taxes
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