The 13 Colonies- Tyler 2017

  • Roanoke

    Roanoke
    Queen Elizabeth I gives the charter to Sir Walter Raleigh. Her motive was to gather more land to get more resources in order to sell for more money to gain power. She was also doing it for the future of her family and all of England. Words used in Charter:
    "Lands"
    "Countreis"
    "Territories"
    "Heires and successors"
  • Virginia

    Virginia
    The Virginia charter was written by King James II of England on April 10,1606. They were writing the charter for the English because they wanted new "land" and to make a permanent establishment by the "coast" of Virginia. They were going to use "plantations" so that way they make money. The kings and queens of England wanted to have a blood line with their heirs.
  • Massachusetts bay charter

    the charter of Massachusetts bay was given by king James in 1629 to the settlers of Massachusetts. like the Roanoke charter its purpose was to move England to the new world for her heirs and successors. There was also a list of items and resources that king James wanted. here are a few of the words in the list of resources "Mynes, and Myneralls, as well Royall Mynes of Gould and Silver"
    charter words
    "heirs"
    "successors"
  • New Hampshire

    New Hampshire
    November, seventh sixteen twenty nine the colonists wrote a Grant of freedom of their state. Written By King Charles I to captain John Mason. To make more Plantations and receive more resources. "James for ye makeing a plantation".
  • Maryland

    Maryland
    King Charles l wrote the charter of Maryland to George Calvert in 1632. The King wanted to expand their borders to the New World, The King wanted Calvert to expand trading between the Natives, England, and the New World. George Calvert died five weeks before the charter was signed by King Charles l and went to his son, Cecilius Calvert on June 20, 1632, who was the first governor of Maryland.
    - "Heires and Successors"
    - "Land"
    - "Bay"
  • Connecticut

    Connecticut
    Connecticut wanted Independence to practice their beliefs. Also they wanted their own government and no slavery.
    Document important words:
    "New-England", "Power", "Heir(s)", "Land".
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    Connecticut

    Connecticut wanted independence to practice they're beliefs.Also they wanted they're own government and no slavery.
  • North Carolina

    North Carolina
    King Charles II gives the charter of North Carolina to the Earl of Clarendon, the Duke of Albermarle, Lord Craven, Lord Berkely, Lord Ashley, Sir Carteret, Sir Berkely, and Sir Colleton. They wanted to expand the empire and spread Christian faith for future generations, looking for resources, and making a government. Some words that were included in the text were, “Heirs”, “gold, silver”, "grant" and “Government”.
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    King Charles the second gave this charter to 13 men from England to go to the new world. The charter was given to the men on July 15, 1640. Though there where many reasons why the men went to the new world the main one was religious freedom. Roger William was the first one that founded Rhode Island after being kicked out of the Massachusetts colony.
    "Heires"
    "Successors"
  • New Jersey

    The duke of York is sending John Lord Berkeley to what is now New Jersey for lands. They thought that there was land, islands, other royalties, and profits.
  • Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania
    King Charles II gave William Penn a charter that told him to go to the new world to find new land and resources. King Charles wanted a colony, or property in the new world. This charter was written in 1681.
  • English Bill of Rights

    English Bill of Rights
    The English Bill of Rights was an act of the Parliament of England stating the rights and freedom of the British. It was created after the Glorious Revolution in 1688 when King James II was overthrown and William III became King. The document declared the rights and liberties of the people such as Parliament of free elections, freedom of speech, and that no taxes could be collected without the authority of the Parliament. The colonists would like this because it spells out their rights.
  • The Wool Act

    The Wool Act
    The Wool Act was a British law that was enforced in January 1699 that was passed by the Parliament of Great Britain. The whole purpose of this act was to force the colonies to sell all their wool to England, leaving the English to then resell these products raising the taxes higher than they were.
  • The Wool Act (part two)

    The Wool Act (part two)
    The Wool Act led to the Colonists being very angry and unhappy because they were not making money from the wool and some did not have the money to pay for the taxes that were being forced to be paid. This led to the people's revolution and the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain.
  • The Debt Recovery Act

    The Debt Recovery Act
    The purpose of the Debt Recovery act of 1732 was to pacify, which means to keep them quiet, the British merchants, who the Colonists owed money to. The real name for the act is “The Act for the More Easy Recovery of Debts in His Majesty’s Plantations and the colonies in America.” It allowed the people that were owed money to take property, land, or even slaves from the person that owed them money, to make up for the debt. Also, Slaves were known to clear debts well.
  • The Debt Recovery Act (Continued)

    The Debt Recovery Act (Continued)
    It was a parliament, which is a group of people that speaks for other people, of Great Britain. Also, the act was under the English law, and was designed to organize a way to pay off debts or taxes faster. Likewise, it was created for the people in Virginia that refused to pay off their taxes and/or debt. The people that designed the act saw that the Colonists who owed money paid it because they didn’t want the people who they owed money to, to have the rights to be able to take
  • The Hat Act

    The Hat Act
    The hat act was patented in 1732 to restrict the manufacture and export of hats in all 13 colonies, reduce the number of the fleshy anthropoid, prohibit the business and purchase of finished hats, and increase the sales and aggrandizement of hats in England. When the people of the colonies heard about the hat act, they got very enraged and heated because they could obtain their hats as effortlessly.
  • The Debt Recovery Act (Continued, Continued)

    The Debt Recovery Act (Continued, Continued)
    their property, including slaves. The colonists did not like the act, but they understood well that they had two choices; pay the taxes or money owed or they can take your property.
  • Georgia

    Georgia
    King George Il gives the charter to Edward Digby, George Carpenter, James Oglethorpe, George Heathcote, Thomas Tower, Robert Moore, Robert Hucks, Roger Holland, William Sloper, Francis Eyles, John Laroche, James Vernon, and William Beletha. His motive was to have a place where people who were in debt to the country could work off the payment on plantations. Words used in charter:
    "Common council"
    "Grant"
    "Colony"
    "Heirs and successors"
  • The Iron Act of 1750

    The Iron Act of 1750
    The Iron Act of 1750 was a law passed by the British Parliament. It was made to encourage the Americans to manufacture more pig iron:(raw iron that comes out of a furnace in large chunks or blocks that are unfinished) and iron bars then send them to England because the act prohibited finished iron goods to be made by the Colonists. Also the production of tools, rolling, stilted, and plated forges. Also to export goods beyond the British empire was illegal because of the Iron Act.
  • The Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763
    After the French and Indian War, King George III did not allow English colonists move into the Ohio River Valley (ORV) after they took it from the French. The King wanted his money back from the Colonists.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act (also called the American Revenue Act) was made a part of the British Law because it would increase the taxes on the American Colonists. When William Pitt used millions of dollars worth of King George the 3rd's money, King George wanted it back. To achieve his goal, he decided to set a tax on sugar. The Sugar Act was passed down by the Parliament of Great Britain on April 10th, 1764. Because the tax was 6 pence instead of 3 pence, the Colonists were furious.
  • The Sugar Act (continued)

    The Sugar Act (continued)
    They needed sugar to make molasses so that they would be able to make and sell rum. If the King wasn't going to lower the tax on sugar, then the Colonists were going to steal their sugar. This was a form of rebellion, and it caused a lot of harm to the English Colonies and the British Law. The Colonists began to believe that the tax should be 1 penny per gallon.
  • The Currency Act of 1764

    The Currency Act of 1764
    The Currency Act of 1764 was a British law, given by the Parliament of Great Britain September first 1764, used to control the colonists money. The act got rid of the making of new currency and made it so only the old currency was worth anything, this made all paper money not issued to the 13 colonies. The Colonists wouldn't agree to this tax because it made their money worth nothing and they needed a non earn able currency.
  • The Quartering Act of 1765

    The Quartering Act of 1765
    This act was started when the Colonists had to provide barracks that were on an island in Boston harbor for the soldiers in the war. The King did this because the Colonists would not allow the soldiers to stay here so England had to create a law that it was necessary to. Also, the Colonists had to repay the debt from the war and they did not have the money to create new homes. The Colonists did not approve because they had to take care of the soldiers instead of themselves.
  • Stamp Act of 1765 (part 1)

    Stamp Act of 1765 (part 1)
    The stamp act of 1765 was made to generate money for the king because of the French and Indian war by a tax in the form of a stamp forced to be on all newspapers and legal or commercial documents. The stamp act made it so almost everything had to be printed on a stamped or embossed (a carving, stamp or mold made to stand out) piece of paper.
  • stamp act of 1765 (part 2)

    stamp act of 1765 (part 2)
    Every piece of paper but books was taxed. On public documents people would pay the taxes and officials would stamp the paper.The colonists that were mostly affected by this act was lawyers, ministers, printers and merchants. Only the lawyers, ministers, printers and merchants would be really upset over this act because most of the pieces of paper that is taxed are legal documents that most colonists are not going to be using.
  • The Declaratory Act

    The Declaratory Act
    The Declaratory Act was passed to celebrate that the stamp act was repealed and to ensure the jurisdiction of the Parliament to pass mandatory laws on the colonies “in all cases whatsoever.” The act claimed that Britain had the right to tax the colonists. The colonists would not approve of this act because it is basically an act saying that Britain is allowed to tax them on whatever, whenever, however much they want which can make the colonists run out of money in a short time.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    The Townshend Act started on July 2, 1767. It was a tax that was paid for by the Colonists to pay for glass, paper, paint, and tea. The British also used the proceeds from the taxes to manage the new British territories. After the French and Indian war, the British government had many debts because they lost everything throughout the war. It was the Colonists job to provide the British soldiers with a home.
  • Townshend Act continued

    Townshend Act continued
    The Colonists would not approve of this tax because they would not want to pay for services such as housing, food, medical care, and transportation for British soldiers.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    This was when British soldiers killed 5 Colonists in Boston. The Colonists were rioting and angry over the taxes put on them by the King. The Colonists would not have approved of this act because it wasn't as big as it seemed.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    On May 10, 1773, the British came up with the tea act that was passed by the Parliament of Great Britain. It was designed to bail out the British East India Company and expand the company's monopoly on the tea trade to all British Colonies, selling excess tea at a reduced price. All of the colonists didn't like this because they wanted a choice on what tea they wanted to drink not just the king's tea.
  • Quartering Act of 1774

    Quartering Act of 1774
    A tax made on December 16, 1773 and started in the beginning of 1774.The tax allowed British troops to quarter,(live or be stationed in a place), in Colonists homes. The British believed that this would keep the colonists in check by having eyes on them at all times.The Colonists did not like this because they did not want have to take care (feed, keep safe) of people that were hostile and not welcome to live in their houses. Furthermore the Colonists felt like they did not need to be watched.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston tea party was when a few Colonists went on a British ship and broke open 342 crates of tea and dumped it in to the Boston harbor on December 16, 1773. The Colonists dressed up as Natives so that people didn't know that they did it. The Colonists did this to protest against the British tea act.
  • Administration of Justice Act

    Administration of Justice Act
    The Administration of Justice Act was made to punish the citizens of Boston for the Boston Tea Party. It would punish anyone living in Massachusetts, not only those responsible. To scare the people of Boston, Thomas Gage, a governor of military, was appointed in 1774. King George though it would make the other colonies afraid of the King and submit to his order, but his plan backfired. The colonists were sympathetic towards Massachusetts. Later, it became one of the five intolerable acts.
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    Administration of Justice Act

    The Administration of Justice Act was made to punish the citizens of Boston for the Boston Tea Party. It would punish anyone living in Massachusetts, not only those responsible. To scare the people of Boston, Thomas Gage, a governor of military, was appointed in 1774. King George though it would make the other colonies afraid of the King and submit to his order, but his plan backfired. The colonists were sympathetic towards Massachusetts. Later, it became one of the five intolerable acts.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    The Quebec Act was one of the intolerable acts from the King put upon the 13 Colonies to extend the boundaries of Quebec. This was to give religious freedom to the Catholic Canadians In June 22,1774 which they approved. It was from the British Parliament in 1763 to get a new government in Canada.
  • Quebec Act (Continued)

    Quebec Act (Continued)
    The land extended to the Ohio River on the south and to the Mississippi River in the West. The power was held in the legislated government to say that the practice of the religion was allowed and would take 10% of what you make. The Colonies did approve of the Quebec Act because they wanted religious freedom in Canada.