Birt was in debt which means taxes molasses 63 sugar

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! Birt was in debt. . .which means TAXES( Molasses ’63, Sugar ’64, Stamp ’65) for 6.! ! USA which means PISSED off Americans 1767 Townshend Duties ! Lead, paper, paint, glass, tea1768 Red coats get sen the New England1770 Boston Massacre (don’t need to go into major detail, just with the basics) 1773 Tea Act gets passed. . triggers the Boston Tea Party1774 Intolerable Acts (Coercive Acts)! Also 1st Congenital Congress “no taxation, without representation” 1775 Battles of Lexington and Concord
Curoe 11776 2nd Contenatial Congress forms the Declaration of Independence Philosophical Foundations! Isaac Newton - natural law ! John Locke - natural rights: life, liberty, and property - social contract: applies to people of the government and the government. . its a mutual agreement to keep a balance between them and the “man” if violated the people have a right to correct what they feel should be in place ! meritocracy - you work hard, you make anything happen (Rom-ney’s belief) ! diesm - God created the world, and then stepped back and away no clear ! ! ! heaven or hell. . work hard, play hard. . creates the feeling of ! ! ! activism

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