Colonies organized Stamp Act Congress o Renounced act o Why it was

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Colonies organized Stamp Act Congress o Renounced act o Why it was unconstitutional Colonist claimed to have exemption due to them not consenting o Violation of liberty and property Law is abandoned in 1766 but declaratory act replaced it Declaratory acts Reserve the rights to make laws for America in all cases whatsoever Promoted further conflict Townsend acts
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New import duties Regulate trade not raise revenue o Colonial response Cont. Committee of correspondence o Boston communicated with other colonies to encourage opposition Sons of liberty o Led citizens in protests o Took lead in enforcing boycott of British goods Regulators o Residents of South Carolina backcountry o Protested under representation of western settlements in the colony's assembly and failure to establish local governments who could regularize land titles and suppress outlaws o Condemned rich and powerful o Caused turmoil until suppressed by colonial militia in 1771 at battle of Alamance Non-importation movement Response to Townsend acts d Organized violence Sophisticated Mobs attacked customs officials in court brought revolution to ordinary people placed troops in awkward positions o The question of hurting unarmed civilians quartering act o 1765- required colonies to put up soldiers and feed them King street riot aka Boston massacre Rope maker taunted soldiers Riot ensued Colonists attacked for days 3 men killed Depicted as massacre o Resistance to rebellion British east India company Bankruptcy Unable to sell tea in America Still refused to export goods Persuaded British gov to cut tea tax from 6-3 Shipped tea o Boston Colonist leaders formulated an attack plan Men dressed up as Indians threw tea overboard All about economic positions
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Coercive acts aka tolerable acts Response to Boston Tea Party 1. Boston Port Act o Closed port until price for tea was repaid 2. administration of justice act o Any soldier tried for a crime in America can be tried in Britain 3. Massachusetts gov act- o Removed colonial government from power o Put military gov in power o Put under British marshal law 4. Quartering act o Colonists must put up soldiers and feed them Cont. o Britain was punishing colonists o Boston saw this as a death sentence o Formed inter colonial resistance o Formed revolution o Led by wealthy educated elites o Formed from above o Aka elite revolution Quebec act Established new system of gov. Allowed French inhabitants to keep Catholicism British wanted to appear sensitive to French life in Canada Ideology of American revolution Helped colonies move from resistance to revolution 1774-1776 Colonists discovered rights and liberties they never knew they had 1/3 of colonist's support Spread ideas o 1. virtue Of cause against Britain Fight corruption o 2. natural rights Defending man o 3. struggle between power and liberty Long age of opposition thought o 4. founders had support of evangelical ministers
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