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Why did the colonies rebel? 23/08/2006 11:37:00 Social The Enlightenment – provided support against British rule o John Locke – society can be improved o Jean Jacques Rousseau –  The Social Contract  – people rule o Montesquieu – separation of powers and checks and balances The Great Awakening – undermined allegiance to British authority o Revivals telling people to be “born again” Boston Massacre Economic French and Indian War o Britain made the colonies share their war debt Intolerable Acts o Quebec Act – extended Quebec’s boundaries o Coercive Acts – punished Mass.; shut down Boston harbor
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Unformatted text preview: • Customs duties, Stamp Act, Sugar Act, Quartering Act • Townshend Acts – more customs duties on glass, paper, tea… o Also limited civil rights of colonists • Tea Act – good for British, bad for colonies ← ← Political • John Locke’s theories – people have natural rights o Thomas Paine – Common Sense – explained reasons to common people; King was the real tyrant o Proclamation Act – no westward expansion o No taxation without representation (in Parliament) 23/08/2006 11:37:00 ← 23/08/2006 11:37:00 ←...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course HIST 102 taught by Professor Bettinger during the Spring '07 term at Saint Mary's University Texas.

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