APUSH Chapter 4 - 1 How was England's hold on the colonies...

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10/4/16 1. How was England's hold on the colonies weakened between 1700 and 1775? What role did colonial assemblies play in this weakening? It weakened because the British were involved in multiple wars with the French. 2. What factors helped promote colonial unity during this period? The growth of the colonial population produced an almost continuous line of settlement along the seacoast and led to the gradual construction of roads and rise of intercolonial trade. 3. What was the Albany Plan, and what did it reveal about colonial unity? The Albany plan:“one general gvt“ for all the colonies.It revealed that the colonies were all separated, therefore unity must be formed. 4. To what areas of North America had the French laid claim by 1750? The French territories range from Canada all the way to Florida. 5. What were the terms of the Treaty of Paris of 1763? The terms were that the French ceded their West Indian islands and most of their colonies in India.In addition, they had to surrendered all title to the mainland of North America. 6. What initial policy changes occurred when George III ascended the throne, and what were the king's motives in making these changes? Changes: Removed from power the longstanding and relatively stable coalition of Whigs.Created a new coalition of his own through patronage and bribes and gained uneasy control of the Parliament. His motives were to be an active and responsible monarch. 7. What was it about post-1763 British policy that would cause colonists in every section to see the disadvantages rather than the advantages of being part of the British Empire? The colonists resented to the taxes which the British imposed and they believed that they had no right to because they believed that they should only be taxed by their own representatives. 8. Why did the Stamp Act so antagonize the American colonists? It antagonized the American colonists because they believed that they should only get taxed only their their own representatives and any other form of taxation was for the purpose to raise money from the them w/o their consent. 9. Who led the protests in Virginia over the Stamp Act? What reasons, other than those stated in the resolutions proposed, contributed to this action? What was the effect of the protests, and what were the results? Henry Patrick led the protest in Virginia over the Stamp Act because he believed that the colonies should only get taxed by their own representatives. The results of his protest were that it attracted more and more people to protest. 10. What was England's response to the American protests over the Stamp Act? How did the taxation by Townshend attempt to anticipate American attacks on future acts? Disbanded the New York assembly until the colonists agreed to obey the Mutiny Act. He anticipated that they would once again obey.

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