100%(4)4 out of 4 people found this document helpful
This preview shows page 1 - 4 out of 9 pages.
1Causes & Outcomes of the RevolutionBobbie AlbanyHIS110Sept 08, 2014Prof. Mark Hoffman
2Causes and Outcomes of the Revolution Part 1: CausesCompletethe grid by describing each pre-war event and explaining how it contributed to the Revolutionary War. Pre-war event Description Contribution to the Revolutionary War French and Indian War fight over territory for trade. London wanted the monopolyon trade for the colonies and France controlled the trade for the interior of the coloniesWilliam and Mary, in an effort to help England monopolize the trade with thecolonies started to enforce theSalutary Neglect laws on the books, which then in turn led to the inevitable conflicts between England and the colonies.Sugar Act Taxes were to be paid to Britain on non-British goods brought into the coloniesBritain was looking to the colonies as a direct source of revenueStamp Act a tax to be paid for the use ofofficial papers like diploma, marriage licenses, wills, newspapers etc. There was a stamp embedded in the paper to show a tax had been paid. The tax was then paid to the Soldiers protecting the North American Colonies.Since this was a direct tax onthe colonists themselves and not trade the colonies felt thatthis was undermining and limiting their liberties
3Townshend Acts Placed taxes on things that Colonist imported from Britain like glass, lead for paint, tea, paper etc.,. These acts again led to more boycotts and women giving up the finer more refined things like tea and wine satinsand silks for simpler items that represented a more patriotic life in America.Tea Act Lowered the colonists tax on tea, gave the East India Company a monopoly on tea, and appointed agents in England the duty to pay the taxes and sell the tea in the colonies.Colonists had bought Dutch tea for the longest time because it was cheaper and now with royal agents they were no longer able to sell teaand many merchants lost theirlivelihoods. This was anotherexample of Parliament trying to establish authority in the Colonies. Intolerable Acts These 5 acts were mostly done to punish Massachusettsfor the entire Tea Party incident. It closed Boston Harbor until the town paid forthe destroyed tea, the Mass. Gov. Act terminated the self-government in the colony, The Admin of Justice act, dictated that any British official charged with a capitaloffense in colonies could be tried in England and the quartering act which gave the British army the right to house soldiers in building public or private, and finally the Quebec act giving French Canadians the right to practice roman Catholicism, which appalled the protestants and gave most of England's holdings be governed by from Quebec..This in turn lead to the 1st Continental Congress being organized where delegates from 12 colonies met in Philadelphia to consider America's response to The Intolerable Acts. Georgia was the only state to not be present as it felt that it neededBritish defensive support in its battle against the Creek Indian tribes over land disputes.