Imperial Crisis II

Imperial Crisis II - Imperial Crisis II I. England Looks to...

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Imperial Crisis II I. England Looks to the Colonies for Revenue A. Stamp Act (1765) – Finance Stationing Troops in America 1. Leads to colonial protests First tax that the colonists actively protests Was a tax on paper documents (i.e. newspaper, licenses, playing cards, etc) They had stamps put on them and therefore they were taxed Used some of the money to keep troops in the colonies He told the colonists in early 1765, but didn’t put it into effect until November; gave them plenty of time to plan against it Business leaders and people with power start the debate against the Stamp Act Many quit producing newspapers and things so that they couldn’t give money to Parliament 2. Pamphlets People write pamphlets and circulate them around their colony and other colonies Start of “no taxation without representation” 3. Stamp Act Congress (IMPORTANT) 9 colonies send representatives to New York City to come up with a unified response of what to do about the Stamp Act This is the first true intercolonial political action Americans were supposed to be the tax collectors; King can’t find many tax collectors 4. Repealed in 1766 Few stamps are sold Parliament realizes they messed up warning them about the tax Parliament repeals the Stamp Act B. Declaratory Act (1766) 1. GB has a right to tax colonies GB can tax the colonies and that the colonies must follow them 2. Parliamentary Supremacy Parliament is the supreme law-making body Colonial governments can pass laws, but Parliament is still over these laws
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course HIST 111 taught by Professor Onlinecourse during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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