Test 2 Notes

Test 2 Notes - Brandi Pustka 1 History 105 Notes Test #2...

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Brandi Pustka 1 History 105 Notes Test #2 American Colonist: - Greater Confidence: o Less need for British Protection The French were gone o Growing very well in economy Expanding economy for two decades o Colonial legislators had development Mini parliament o “Salutary effect”- British liked them but said we should leave them alone and let them do their own thing o Colonies wanted more independence - British Expansion: o Expanded territory Canada and all lands east of Mississippi o Sought to make an “Empire of Authority” Global—British was in control Centrally administered from London - Proclamation of 1763: o Ordered by King George o Place Indian affairs in the hands of the crown British officers regulate trade Only British government can purchase Indian lands Puts a halt to Westward expansion British leaves thousands of troops behind to enforce the policy
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Brandi Pustka 2 o Make colonist help pay for it with taxes - Colonists Outrage: o For many colonist the war was about control of the frontier Wanted to expand into Ohio river valley Did not want hostile Indians on their border o Leading figures(Washington, Franklin, etc) had money invested in this land o Denying the Americas their frontiers was “unfair” - Stamp Act of 1775: o Anything printed on paper was taxed. You had to purchase a stamp to place on it. o British reasoning behind the taxation Britain had an enormous dept at the end of war. Americans were prosperous-had low tax burden Revenue would offset the cost of garrisoning the frontier (Proclamation line) Americans should help pay for their defense Britons were already heavily taxed(much higher than the colonist) The tax was only a small amount on paper o American opposition of taxation: Who uses paper? Lawyers and newspapers for the most America had their own dept and revenue problems after the war Many Americans opposed the proclamation of 1763 because they didn’t want the British soldiers there anyway Americans can handle themselves Feared the Stamp act would be the first of many acts
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Brandi Pustka 3 No taxations without representation “salutary neglect” If we let them put in the stamp act, they will continue to put more and more acts later on. o American Boycotts: Stopped buying British goods to protest the stamp act o British Government Response to boycotts: Initially shocked at the American reaction Repeals the stamp act in March of 1766 Both colonist and British merchants had lobbied parliament for repeal Declaratory Act: Asserted parliament’s authority over the colonies and the colonist didn’t know it yet. o
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Test 2 Notes - Brandi Pustka 1 History 105 Notes Test #2...

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