U.S History

  • Proclamation of 1763

    This proclamation did not allow colonists to settle west of the Appalachian Mountains. The British government feared the conflict between colonists and Native Americans would lead to another war. They also could not afford to pay British troops to defend the western lands. Colonists were enraged by this pr
    oclamation because they felt they had won the right to settle in the Ohio River Valley after winning the French and Indian War.
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    Roads to revolution

  • Quartering Act

    Parliament passed the Quartering Act to address the practical concerns of such a troop deployment. Under the terms of this law, each colonial assembly was directed to provide for the basic needs of soldiers to leave within its borders.
  • Stamp Act

  • Townshend Act

    Charles Townshend was the businessman in the period following the repeal of the Stamp Act. Hoping to be higher his political career, he tackled the pressing problem of imperial finance. Riots in England convinced him that tax relief was needed at home, but he hoped to reduce the national debt by imposing taxes in the colonies. This made sense to Townshend and others because the recent French and Indian War had been fought on behalf of the colonies and had contributed mightily to the debt.