AHIS 2-7 - AHIS 2/7/08 1765: Situation Critical Colonist...

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AHIS 2/7/08 1765: Situation Critical - Colonist see major rights denied: o Trial by jury o Tax themselves Parliament usurping power of purse o Freedom from standing army o Stamp Act = violation of rights as British subjects o Fundamental problem Taxation to raise revenues: On goods colonies forbidden to make. - Stamp Act Congress o Second attempt at colonial union Declaration of Grievances o Sons of Liberty hound stamp agents Effigies burned, tarring Stamp Act unenforceable o Two mobs converge on Bowling Green Destroy property No stamps distributed o Sons of Liberty formed Oyster Bay Fishkill Albany o Many of town’s elite Joined Sons of Liberty No stamps o Boston: Liet. Gov. home was ransacked - Stamp Act repealed o Declaratory Act instead Full authority of colonies No mention of taxes o Non importation agreements o Resistance encouraged solidarity New era in colonial history - 1767 Townshend Acts o Duties on imports of British made goods
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AHIS 2-7 - AHIS 2/7/08 1765: Situation Critical Colonist...

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