Ch. 3/4 Sidney FAB

  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    Parliament passed this act to put taxes on molasses and sugar imported from the colonies. It was passed specifically to raise money. The British mainland needed the money from the taxes to help with the upkeep of the army.
  • The Committees of Correspondence

    The Committees of Correspondence
    Parliament passed this act to tax sugar and molasses. They passed this act so that they could raise money from the colonists. This was for people in the colonies and on the homeland. Many people tried to get out of paying duties on these goods when they were importing to the homeland.
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    Pre-Revolutionary War

  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    This act was passed by Parliament to the colonists. They now had to pay taxes on stamps/seals when they bought paper items. In the colonies, unrest began to grow because of all of these new taxes. The government needed these taxes to raise money without taxing directly on imported goods.
  • The Sons of Liberty

    The Sons of Liberty
    Colonists who opposed the taxes created the Sons of Liberty. They then began to protest the taxes. They used violence sometimes to scare the tax collectors. Their objective was to force Stanp Distributors throughout the colonies to resign.
  • The Townshend Acts

    The Townshend Acts
    It was an series of taxes on lead, glass, paint, etc.This was an act passed by Parliament to the colonists so they could pay for the maintenance of the colonies. This act was valid in the colonies and England's mainland.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    A street fight broke out between some colonists and soldiers because the colonists were name-calling the soldiers and throwing things. A couple of soldiers fired into the crowd and 3 died instantly. Two others died later of wounds. This was the spark that started the Revolutionary War.
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    Parliament passed this act to the colonists so the East India Company could sell all of their tons of tea. Also, it was for directly selling the tea to the settlers at a cheaper price. Many local businessmen were now losing money becasue of this.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    Many colonists dressed up as Indians and sneaked onto a ship. They then proceeded to dump all of the tea that was on the boat into the harbor. This was because they were mad that the taxes on tea from the Townshend Acts were not repealed.
  • The Intolerable Acts

    The Intolerable Acts
    Parliament spent a lot of money on the colonists when they tried to keep them in order. The Townshend Acts didn't reap as much money as they thought it would, so they repealed all of the the Townshend Acts except for the ones on tea. Because of the Boston Tea Party, Parliament sent troops into Boston and they closed down the harbor. The colonists began to resent the British that were living with them.
  • The First Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress
    When some worried colonial leaders gathered to discuss the tension between the mainland and the colonies. They met in Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia. These were elected officials from all of the colonies except Georgia.