The Revolutionary Era

  • Navigation Acts Introduced

    Nav Acts regulated trade between ENG and 13 cols
    Caused friction between ENG and cols, who saw them as limiting trade
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    French and Indian War

    ENG, FRA, and NA's fighting for control of the Ohio River Valley
    Puts ENG in debt so new taxes added
    Treaty of Paris signed; FRA kicked out of North America
    War put ENG in a lot of debt-led to new taxes
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    Albany Congress

    Delegates from 7 northern cols meet in Albany to discuss NA affairs, FIW
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    Pontiac's War

    Conflict between ORV NAs and ENG-sparked by invading settlers
  • Proclamation of 1763

    New law that prevented settlers from settling west of the crest of the Appalacians and that everyone already there had to come east.
    This was to avoid war with the Native Americans.
  • Sugar Act

    George Greenville asks Parliament to approve a new tax for the 13 Colonies on molasses. This, like all other taxes for the colonies after the French and Indian War, was met with criticism in the colonies.
  • Townshend Acts

    Parliament member George Greenville introduces new laws that puts taxes on goods imported from England after an argument with Treasurer Charles Townshend.
    Things taxed included glass, paper, lead.