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The Acts- Quincy-Adams

  • The Wool Act of 1699

    The Wool Act of 1699
    The Wool Act was published in 1699, it's purpose was to ban the trading/exportation of wool outside of the respective colonies. England would've benefited the most from the act because this Act effectively steam rolled competition in the Wool market for England, and Colonists' would find business difficult. This tax affected the Colonists' merchants and weavers. The act was repealed in 1867 by the Statue Law Revision Act.
  • The Hat Act

    The Hat Act
    The Hat Act was a British law passed by the parliament of Great Britain that was passed to limit the hat production by the American colonists. England benefited from the Hat Act and it was one of the acts that divided Great Britain and the colonies. The Hat Act was passed in 1732. The Hat Act was a law that lead to the colonist being very angry. England was competing against colonial hat makers. The hats were made from beaver skin and were made in England and sold to the colonies.
  • the iron act

    the iron act
    The iron acts were the taxation of the iron that the colonists shipped and sold to other people but the the brits did not have to pay anything to ship or sell. The Iron Acts were created in 1750 in Great Britain. The iron acts were not repealed because the war had started and you aren't going to pay your enemy during a war. The iron acts Benefited the brits more because the money went to them and not the colonists.
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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 Sugar Act

    The Sugar Act
    On April 5, 1764, the Sugar Act was a British Law passed by the Parliament. It was designed to raise revenue from the 13 Colonies because the needed to gain more money and didn't want the other countries to get money. They taxed sugar and molasses which affected the manufacturing of rum in New England. Rum is mainly made up of sugar and molasses. They were only allowed to buy sugar from Britain but didn't want to.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    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 (Cont.)

    The Sugar Act (Cont.)
    This act was designed to make the Colonists buy sugar from the English, not the French, Spanish or Dutch. The Sugar Act ultimately led to the Stamp Act and the Boston Tea Party. The colonists don't approve of this act because it was forcing them to buy sugar from the English. They did not want to buy sugar from the English. They did not like the English.
  • March 22, 1765: The Stamp Act

    March 22, 1765: The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was defined as an act of the British Parliament. It was created in 1756, and repealed in 1766. The British were the most benefited b/c they gained a lot of money. Paper products were taxed, which led the revolutionary movement against the British Crown. The stamp act was created after the 7 year war and the British though the colonists owed them for settling the disagreement with the French.
  • 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 Molasses Act

    The Molasses Act
    The Molasses Act happened during March 1773. There was a British law that imposed tax on molasses, sugar, and rum. The Molasses Act was among the least effective of the British Navigation Acts. "The Americans protested the act, claiming that the British West Indies alone could not produce enough molasses to meet the colonies needs." The Americans didn't agree so they protested saying the Britsh could not provide molasses that was needed. https://www.britannica.com/event/Molasses-Act
  • The Tea Act

    The Tea Act
    The Tea Act was originally part of the Townsend acts. When the town's acts were repealed the tax on tea remained. This affected anyone who drank tea in the colonies. It was used to provide money to the British East India Tea Company to help them with their debt. The Tea Act was created on May 10, 1773. It was repealed in 1778. http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/tea-act
  • 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 Act

  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The Intolerable Acts were a set of laws that were found to be awful for the colonists in North America. It contained four laws (or acts) that prohibited business in The Massachusetts Bay, and governing laws for provinces in the colonies. This act caused the final spark for the Revolutionary War to begin. Therefore, it wasn't repealed before America became its own country. England wanted to close Massachusetts Bay and Boston Harbor because of previous events such as the Boston Tea Party.
  • Quartering Act of 1774

    Quartering Act of 1774
    The Quartering Act of 1774 was an act that was made for the British Troops. The Colonists were forced to give shelter and food to the Soldiers at their own expenses. They passed this act because the English were angry at the Colonists in Massachusetts for rebelling and the Boston Tea Party, so the English repaid the colonists by enforcing the Quartering Act of 1774.
  • The Quebec act of 1774

    The Quebec act of 1774
    The 1774 Quebec Act, passed by the British Parliament, was basically an act where the temporary government for Canada, created in 1763 would be replaced with a permanent government. This gave the French Canadians total religious freedom, and it also restored the French form of civil law. This was one of the intolerable acts. They thought this because it went against the claims of coast colonies, by further extending the boundaries of the province of Quebec, and to the Ohio river on the south.
  • The Quebec Act of 1774 extended

    The Quebec Act of 1774 extended
    and to the Mississippi river on the west. The reason the act started was because the Canadians wanted to have a permanent government, instead of the temporary one they had had for the the past 11 years. But, the rules that the new government enforced, went against the claims of the coast colonies, which were that they would extend the boundaries of Quebec, but the new government went against this idea. The date of implementation was June 22nd, 1774.
  • 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.