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Unformatted text preview: November 9, 2008 Chapter 2-2 Uniting for Independence Vocabulary: 1. revenue-the money a government collects from taxes or other sources 2. Embargo-an agreement prohibiting trade Notes:-colonies owed allegiance to the monarch and Britain gov-the colonies existed for the economic benefit to Britain-colonies grew accustomed to governing themselves Britain tightens control-2 events changed relationship 1. French and Indian War (1754-1763) threatened Britains hold on the continent 2. George 3 had different ideas about how the colonies should be governed-defeat of France meant Americans didnt need the British to protect them from the French-war left large debt Taxing the Colonies-king and ministers levied taxes on tea, sugar, glass, paper, and other products Stamp Act--1765 1 st direct tax on colonists-pay tax on legal documents, pamphlets, newspapers, dice and playing cards-Protests refused to buy British goods---repeal of Stamp Act-other taxes replaced it-Boston Tea Party-Coercive Acts (Intolerable Acts)-closed Boston Harbor, withdrew the right of the Massachusetts colony to govern itself...
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2009 for the course HIST 120 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '09 term at Maryland.
- Spring '09