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Britain's Treacherous Ruling

  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was set into stone for two main reasons. The first reason being Britain didn't want to cause too much tension with the Native Americans which could lead to war, and Britain couldn't afford another war. The second reason was Britain didn't want to expand out West due to trade. The colonial response was mainly objection as some colonists had already settled in the West.
  • Sugar Act of 1764

    Sugar Act of 1764
    The Sugar Act was made to bring in more revenue. TheSugar Act allowed for more items to be taxed including sugar. The colonists were not very happy about this as this caused the colonists to have less money and overall economic loss.
  • Currency Act of 1764

    Currency Act of 1764
    The Currency Act was when Parliament put into place a hard currency system as they quit allowing for new bills to be made or the reissue of old bills. The colonists protested against this act as it made for life to be more difficult.
  • Stamp Act of 1765

    Stamp Act of 1765
    The Stamp Act was when taxes were added to almost everything as a way to earn revenue to pay off war debts. The colonists were angered by this act and had refused to follow it.
  • Quartering Act of 1765

    Quartering Act of 1765
    The Quartering Act required the colonists to provide room and board for the soldiers. This act also angered the colonists.
  • Declaratory Act of 1766

    Declaratory Act of 1766
    The Declaratory Act was passed as well as the repeal of the Stamp Act. The Declaratory Act was when Parliament affirmed their powers of legislating the colonists. The colonists did not try and repeal this act but instead tried to come to a compromise.
  • Townshend Act(s) of 1767

    Townshend Act(s) of 1767
    The Townshend Acts were made up of four acts passed and they all involved taxation in a way. The colonists were not happy by these acts and protests occurred as a result of it, this made tensions rise with he colonists and Britain.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    As the colonists stood against the Soldiers, things began to escalate between the two, and it led to the British killing a few of the colonists. The colonists were angered and the Sons of Liberty rose up to show how bad the ruling of the British was.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The colonists committed their act of 'protesting' by boarding a few ships of the British and throwing tea overboard in the disguise as Indians. The British were angered by the actions of the colonists and a year later made the Intolerable Acts.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    There were five acts passed as punishment for the tea. The acts closed the port for the colonists and took away what power the colonists did have. The colonists formed the Continental Congress to stand up against the British and to have more power.
  • First Meeting of the Continental Congress

    First Meeting of the Continental Congress
    The colonists had delegates from each colony except Georgia come together and discuss what should be done. The delegates decided to write the King a letter to which he ignored. The delegates decided there would be a need to boycott after being ignored by the King so they agreed to meet again later on.