Crash Course US History #6

Crash Course US History #6

Colonists did not like treaty of paris 1763 because…
More restricted on land
War debt
To pay for war british did what?
Raise taxes especially on colonial trade
Wool, hats, molasses to regulate trade in mercantilism way –>angers colonies
Why were colonists made by taxes?
Lack of representation
Sugar act 1764
Imports from Caribbean from .6 to 3
Gave Brits right to try colonial smugglers
Steal act 1765
All prints must have a stamp that as expensive
Effected rich people the most
Stamp act congress
Boycott British goods
First coordinated action by colonies
United way
Committees of correspondence
Organized dissidence against acts
Helped boycott and become aware of liberties and uprising
Sons of liberty
Coordinated action
Declaratory act
Repeal stamp act, but says England is the boss and maintains power or tax
Charles townshed
New taxes
stops smuggling
Encourages boycotts
Boycotts
Artisans gained $, merchants lost $ BC they need imports/exports
Effective
1773 tea act
Cheap tea given to colonies
Angered colonists because tea was about identity –>Brits could tax anything
Boston massacre
1770
Colonists killed
Boston tea party
Colonists dressed as Indians and dumped tea to show anger
Thought Brits would back down but just got mad
Intolerable acts
Passed after tea party
Sparked revolution
MA governing act
Curtailed independent governing
Quartering Act
Forced colonists to house soldeirs
Quebec act
Extended boundaries of Quebec and granted Catholics tolerance (bad for awakening)
1 continental congress
1774
Philadelphia
Not included Georgia (12/13)
Resistance against intolerable acts
Encouraged domestic manufacturing
First government of America
Began to think about freedom
Talked about rights of English, and inalienable rights of human
Natural law
Revolution was ______ independence war
Before
Revolution
1775
Minutemen At concord and Lexington began war (shot shard round the world)
Not all colonists promoted independence
Bunker hill
Colonists lost but Brits suffered major casualties
Charles ingles
Saw revolution as combo on monarchy and republicanism
Disagreed with independence
Olive branch petititon
Said colonists wanted to be English Americans
Thomas paine
Wrote common sense in 1766
Liberty
Honesty
Love
Contributed to American sentiment of being special
150,000 copies
Ridiculed Christianity
2 continental congress
6 months after common sense
Signed Declaration of Independence