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In 1765 the British Parliament passed a new law. Great Britain wanted the colonists to help pay for the protection provided by its troops. It ordered the colonists to provide quarters, or places to live for British troops. Colonists had to give the soldiers food, fuel and transportation. What was the name of this new law
The Quartering Act
Great Britain announced a new law declaring that American Indians could have much of the land west of the Appalachian Mountains. It also said that settlers could not move to these areas.
The Proclamation of 1763
In 1765, to raise money, Parliament passed a new tax law called ________? It said that the colonists had to pay a tax on printed papers. Newspapers, pamphlets, marriage licenses, and playing cards were taxed.
The Stamp Act
The colonists were still angry that British troops were living in their towns and cities. They thought that the soldiers were very rude and rowdy. The colonists were calling them names, and made fun of them because of their red coats. On March 5th, 1770, violence erupted in Boston, the colonists were throwing snowballs and stones at the soldiers, and then the British soldiers shot and kill five of the colonist and hurt 6 others. This was called??
The Boston Massacre
A law created or passed by government. For example, the Stamp Act was a law that was passed by the British Parliament.
To protest by refusing to use or by a good or service.
A person who represents others at a convention or conference.
To bring into a country, especially for sale.
To cancel or undo a law.
To object in a public way to something that one believes is wrong or unfair.
An official public announcement
The lawmaking part of British government similar to the Congress in the United States.
The murder of several or many people who can not defend themselves.
A meeting of delegates from 12 colonies held to present complaints to King George III to set up a boycott of British goods, and to arrange a second meetings if needed.
First Continental Congress
Forcing people to pay taxes when they have had no say in making the law that created the tax. American colonists were angry about paying taxes that were passed by the British Parliament where they had no representatives to present their views.
Taxation without representation
In protest of the Tea Act in 1773, that stated colonists could only buy tea from a British company, the colonists boycotted the tea company. On December 16th, 1773, a group of men dressed as American indians boarded ships in Boston Harbor. They opened 342 chests of tea and dumped the teas in the water. The colonists called this incident the _______?
The Boston Tea Party
After the Boston Tea Party, Parliament passed several laws called the Coercive Acts. The British wanted to coerce or force the colonies to obey Great Britain. One Law, The Boston Port Act, closed Boston Harbor. Trade ships could not enter or leave the harbor until Boston paid for the lost tea. Many workers lost their job. The colonists could not tolerate these harsh laws and called these laws the _________?
The Intolerable Acts
Give two examples of how King George III's attitude or actions increased tensions between the British and the colonies.
- 1 The King refused to listen to the colonists' concerns and frustrations. He did not believe that they had any rights to protest against his actions.
- 2 The King did not agree with the colonists protests against taxation without representation. Parliament would soon create new taxes with King George's full support.
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