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  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was formed after the French and Indian war. Many colonists were excited to travel to the west, but the king gave the natives the land. The colonists were angered by this because they wanted to travel and settle west.
  • Sugar Act of 1764

    Sugar Act of 1764
    The Sugar Act of 1764 lowered taxes on Molasses and Sugar. The colonists could still trade, but only if they passed English ports first. This upset the colonists because if they only traded with Britain, they wouldn't be able to sell their goods for as much.
  • Currency Act of 1764

    Currency Act of 1764
    Many colonists were suffering with a shortage of currency. Most of them chose to print their own paper money. On September 1st, Parliament passed the Currency Act which prohibited new bills and copies of existing currency. The colonies protested against this because they would have to go through money shortages.
  • Stamp Act of 1765

    Stamp Act of 1765
    The Stamp Act stated that the colonies have to pay a tax on every piece of paper they used. The colonies were angered by this. Not because of the cost, but the idea of it.
  • Quartering Act of 1765

    Quartering Act of 1765
    Parliament passed the Quartering Act that demanded colonists to house British soldiers. Many tensions built and there were outbreaks, such as the Boston Massacre. New York strongly opposed as well. They disliked being commanded to provide shelter for British soldiers.
  • Stamp Act Congress 1765

    Stamp Act Congress 1765
    The Stamp Act Congress was like a resistance to the Stamp Act that Parliament passed. A man named James Otis urged the colonies to join and meet to discuss this topic. They agreed to claim what was rightfully theirs, a land free of rulers. The meeting opened a way to the Declaration of Rights and were more rebellious towards the British
  • Declratory Act of 1766

    Declratory Act of 1766
    The Declratory Act was an act Parliament passed which stated that the British had to authority to make and pass new laws for the colonies. The colonies didn't react at first, but they were furious when they realized what was going on.
  • Townshend Act of 1767

    Townshend Act of 1767
    Parliament passed the Townshend Act which called for raising taxes on glass, paints, lead, paper, and tea. The colonies did not want these taxes, so they protested and boycotted against British goods.