British want to avoid anymore Native American uprisings. This law will forbid colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mts. The colonists are angry and will ignore the law.
1764 - 1766
This act placed a tax on sugar, molasses, and other products. The British needed to raise revenue from debts accrued in the French and Indian War. The colonists are angry and will protest the Act
1765 - 1776
To enforce the laws being passed the British needed troops in the colonies. Tis act will require the colonists to pay for, supply, and house British soldiers. The colonists are very angry about this and some colonies will refuse to pay for the troops.
1765 - 1766
The british needed even more revenue so they passed a tax on legal documents, contracts, wills, dice, and playing cards. All colonists will be affected by this and will protest the act violently and peacefully.
Sons of Liberty/Stamp Act Congress
1766 - 1776
These two groups will be influential in protesting British policies. The Sons of Liberty will use violence and intimidation. Sam Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock were members of this group. The Stamp Act Congress will use peaceful protests and boycotts to get the British to change their policies.
Sugar and Stamp Act repeal/Declatory Act
March 1766 - April 1766
Britain will repeal the acts but issue a declaration reaffirming their power over the colonies. The colonists will celebrate thr repeal and ignore the declaration.