The Acts- Monroe

  • The Navigation Act of 1660

    Restricts trade between the colonies and England. It was created in 1660 on the 13th of September and was repealed in 1849. The colonists were taxed to transport goods in and out of England. This included sugar, indigo, and tobacco. This affected many of the colonists who wanted to send resources to England and other countries. England benefited the most from this Act because they received the tax money and the goods.
  • The Hat Act of 1732

    The Hat Act of 1732 was a Brit Law passed by the Parliament of Great Brit that was designed to control hat production by the 13 Colonies. Created in 1732, the Hat Act was one of the laws that led to anger, resentment, and disagreement and lead to the revolutionary war. The hat act was apart of the triangle trade, which England benefited the most. Beaver pelts were the raw materials provided by the colonies were sent to England and manufactured as hats.
  • The Hat Act of 1732 Sources

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    The French and Indian War/The Seven Years' War

    The British battled the French and Natives Americans for territory in the Ohio River Valley and Canada. The French surrendered in 1760 while the Native Americans, led by Pontiac, fought for three more years until they were defeated in 1763.
  • The Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763
    King George the third proclaimed that the colonists could not cross the appellation mountains also known as the artificial boundary. This was because the king could not protect the colonists from the Native Americans.
  • The Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    The Sugar Act (Also known as The American Revenue Act) was a tax funded by the British Parliament, in which all of the imported sugar from the West Indies was taxed when imported to the Colonies. Other foreign foods taxed were certain wines, coffee, pimiento, cambric and printed calico. This benefited the British because they received the money, but did not help the Colonists. In addition, this Act is the Modified version of the Molasses Act, and it was repealed in 1776.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act​ ​was​ ​an​ ​act​ ​that​ ​made​ ​all​ ​colonists​ ​pay​ ​a​ ​tax​ ​on ​every​ ​printed​ ​paper​. This act affected the colonists by making them pay for any paper used. For​ ​example,​ ​legal​ ​documents,​ ​licenses and newspapers were all taxed. It was established on March 22, 1765. The Stamp Act was not repealed, but the colonists stopped paying, which resulted in war. England benefited the most by defending and protecting the American frontier near the Appalachian Mountains.
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  • The Quartering Act, 1765

    This act was a law requiring the colonies to provide food, drink, quarters, fuel, and transportation to the British in response to the French and Indian War. It was created March 24, 1765. The act eventually expired in 1770, however similar requirements were included in the Intolerable Acts of 1774. The act benefited the British more, because it supported troop deployment in the colonies. This act affected almost everyone in industry, as their products needed to be given to the British.
  • The Townshend Acts Source

    The Townshend Acts Source
  • The Townshend Acts of 1767

    The Townshend Acts of 1767
    In 1767, Charles Townshend created the Townshend Acts to make the people pay for items the government would normally have to pay for. They created taxes on glass, lead, paints, paper and tea. In 1770, all of the acts were repealed except for the tax on tea which was kept. This act benefited the government because after these were created, the colonists had to pay instead of them. It affected the colonists because they had to pay for the items they used daily.
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre
    In the center of Boston, British troops fire into a riotous crowd and kill 5 people. The troops had come to enforce the acts on behalf of the King. This leads to the American Revolution.
  • The Tea Act of 1773

    The Tea Act of 1773
    The Tea Act was a British Law that was passed on May 10th, 1773 by the Parliament of Great Britain that was created to bail out the British East Company expanding control of the tea trade in all British colonies. This act was a follow-up to the Revenue Act which was one of the laws in the Townsend Act. It benefits the colonies bc this act was made to reduce the price of tea after the British taxed it. This angered the colonists bc the British were forcing colonists to only drink one type of tea.
  • The Tea Act of 1773 Sources

  • The Boston Tea Party

    The Boston Tea Party
    In resistance to the Tea Act, Colonists dressed as Mohawk Native Americans and threw over 500 chests of tea into Boston Harbor. This resistance leads directly to the American Revolution.
  • The Intolerable Acts (Madison, Annabelle, & Natalie)

    The Intolerable Acts (Madison, Annabelle, & Natalie)
    The Intolerable, or Coercive, Acts were passed on March 24, 1774 by the British Parliament and were a punishment for MA for the Boston Tea Party, but they were active in all of the colonies. These acts were repealed. Britain benefited the most b/c the colonists bought a lot of tea, therefore Britain gained a lot of money. This act taxes tea. It effects the colonists the most because they drank a lot of tea, and after this act, it cost them more money for something they did every day.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    55 men signed a document on July 2, 1776, stating their objections to the way they have been governed. This was the Colonists taking their freedom from the British and King George III. From the British perspective, this was an act of war. This leads directly to the American Revolution.