Hist250The American Revolution

Hist250The American Revolution - The American Revolution I...

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I. Frustrations of War B. Parliamentary Sovereignty (supersede colonial govts) B. King George III’s peacetime army (10,000) 1. Expensive & ineffective (Pontiac’s Rebellion; Proc. Line 1763) II. American Discontent A. Sugar Act (1764) – import tax on sugar 1. Taxation w/out representation 2. No trial by jury B. Stamp Act (1765) – must affix “stamps” to all legal documents, etc… 1. Taxation w/out representation 2. Affects lawyers/newspaper editors most (wrong crowd) C. Quartering Act (1765) – colonists must house/provide for Br. Sol. D. Colonists Respond 1. Stamp Act Congress, NY 2. “Virtual Representation” vs. “Actual Representation” 3. Samuel Adams’ “Liberty Tree” – Boston country” E. Britain Responds w/ Declaratory Act (1766 ) 1. Stamp Act repealed F. Townshend Revenue Acts (Summer 1767) 2. Colonists respond w/nonimportation i. British imports ↓ by 41% III. The Boston Massacre (March 5, 1770) A. British forces move to key cities/ports
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