Lesson 6

  • Seven Years' War

    Seven Years' War
    British government was under pressure to reduce taxes at home. That means that the American Colonists should pay a fair share of the war debt. 1756-1763
  • Proclamation Act

    Proclamation Act
    this aimed at reducing the costs of protecting colonists from the wars that the colonists provoked with Native Americans.
  • the Sugar Act

    the Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act reduced the rate of tax on molasses from six pence to three pence per gallon.
  • Currency Act

    Currency Act
    The colonies suffered a constant shortage of currency with which to conduct trade. There were no gold or silver mines and currency could only be obtained through trade as regulated by Great Britain.
  • Quartering Act of 1765

    Quartering Act of 1765
    an act to amend and render more effectual, in his Majesty's dominions in America, an act passed in this present session of parliament, intituled, An act for punishing mutiny and desertion, and for the better payment of the army and their quarters.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    introduced a new tax on the colonists by imposing duties on stamps needed for important documents.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    parliment passed, in 1774 it was changed to require colonists to shelter troops in their homes
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    an act for the better securing the dependency of his Majesty's dominions in America upon the crown and parliament of Great Britain.
  • The Townshend Revenue Act

    The Townshend Revenue Act
    an act for granting certain duties in the British colonies and plantations in America; for allowing a drawback of the duties of customs upon the exportation from this kingdom, of coffee and cocoa nuts of the produce of the said colonies or plantations; for discontinuing the drawbacks payable on china earthen ware exported to America; and for more effectually preventing the clandestine running of goods in the said colonies and plantations.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the citizenry.
  • Tea Aact

    Tea Aact
    The act was not intended to raise revenue in the American colonies, and in fact imposed no new taxes. It was designed to prop up the East India Company which was floundering financially and burdened with eighteen million pounds of unsold tea
  • Boston Port Act

    Boston Port Act
    an act to discontinue shipping or lading goods, wares, and merchandise at the town and within the harbor of Boston.
  • Administration of Justice Act

    Administration of Justice Act
    am act of justice in the cases of persons questioned for any acts done by themin an exicution of the law.
  • Massachusettes Government Act

    Massachusettes Government Act
    an act for better regulating the province of the Massachuseetes Bay.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    ana act for making effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec, in North America.