9- Imperial Strife - Imperial Strife 2-7-08 I. Backgrounda....

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Imperial Strife 2-7-08 I. Background- a. French and Indian War- i. colonists decided that Britain needed to pay more to support the war British taxed colonists to make money 1. Sugar Act of 1764 2. Vice-Admiralty Court (people who smuggled or bribed were tried in military court w/o representation) ii. “Taxes ought to originate with the people.” iii. Colonists did not have the same rights as people in Britain iv. British began to re-take control in the colonies II. Stamp Act- 1765 a. Any official document has to have a stamp on it (court document, deed for land, contracts, newspapers etc.)—proceeds were supposed to support the war against the French and Indians b. Anyone who ignored it was taken to the Vice-Admiralty Court\ III. Quartering Act- colonists were obliged to take care of British soldiers (feed, clothe, etc.) this led to great resentment by the colonists a. The VA House of Burgesses- “Taxation without representation has a manifest tendency to destroy American freedom.” i.
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course HY 120 taught by Professor Davis during the Spring '08 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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9- Imperial Strife - Imperial Strife 2-7-08 I. Backgrounda....

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