American Revolution- 1

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  1. 1651- 1733 Navigation Act- What was Britian do? How did the Colonies respond?
    • B: English laws to restrict colonial trade 
    • C: Largely ignored the laws because they were not enforced (salutary neglect)
  2. 1763 Proclamation Line- What was Britian do? How did the Colonies respond?
    • B: English proclamation barring the colonists from settling west of the Appalachians
    • C: Resented the restriction; moved west anyways
  3. 1764 Sugar Act- What was Britian do? How did the Colonies respond?
    • B: Reduced tax on foreign sugar; called for strict enforcement 
    • C: Continued smuggling sugar 
  4. 1765 Stamp Act- What was Britian do? How did the Colonies respond?
    • B: A tax on virtually any good written on paper
    • C: 1) Mass protest
    • 2) Sons of Liberty (leader Sammuel Adams)
    • 3) Stamp Act Congress violent protest (tarded and feathered people)
    • 4) Boycott (All British goods) until Stamp Act
  5. 1766- What was Britian do? How did the Colonies respond?
    • B: 1) Stamp Act repealed due to pressure from British merchants
    • 2) Declaratory Act stated that Parliament had right to tax the colonists in the future
    • C: Celebrated, but worried that new taxes were around the corner
  6. 1767 Townshend Act- What was Britian do? How did the Colonies respond?
    • B: A tax on lead, tea, paint, paper and glass
    • C: Boycott of British goods; large scale riots and agitation by colonial mobs 
  7. 1768- What was Britian do? How did the Colonies respond?
    • B: 4 regiments occupy Boston 
    • C: Bostonians start out being good, try to show that the British are not there to maintain order, but to plunder their shipping 
  8. 1770 Boston Massacre- What was Britian do? How did the Colonies respond?
    • B: British troops defend themselves, killing 5 Boston protestors
    • C: Revere propaganda; colonists begin to see Boston's crisis as their own 
  9. 1770- What was Britian do? How did the Colonies respond?
    • B: Parliament repeals the Townshend Act duties- except for the tax on tea
    • C: Relatively quiet time as colonists pay taxes on sugar and tea
  10. 1772 (1)- What was Britian do? How did the Colonies respond?
    • B: Crackdown on New England smuggling
    • C: Angry Rhode Islanders burn the English customs ship the Gaspee after it ran aground
  11. 1772 (2)- What was Britian do? How did the Colonies respond?
    • B: Royal decree; royal governors and judges to be paid directly by the king
    • C: Sam Adams organizes first committee of correspondence (intercolonial communication network)
  12. 1773- B: Tea Act/ C: Boston Tea Party- What was Britian do? How did the Colonies respond?
    • B: Parliament grants tax- exempt status to the British East India Co. 
    • C: Concerned that the EIC would become a monopoly, the Sons of Liberty dumped a boatload of EIC tea into Boston Harbor to protest 
  13. 1774- B: Coercive Acts/ C: Dubbed the act the Intolerable Acts- What was Britian do? How did the Colonies respond?
    • B: Closed Boston Harbor
    • Instituted martial law (military is in control)
    • Made General Gage royal governor
    • C: Established an embargo with Britain (stopped all trade)
    • Formed the First Continental Congress

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