The economic system used to increase the economic a nation's wealth through maximizing imports and tariffs .
Plan to put the colonies under a more centralized government. It was first made to help the colonies protect themselves during the French and Indian War.
War that put Britain into a so much debt that they needed to tax the colonies greatly. Started the hostility between Britain and the Colonies.
This treaty gave a lot of French land to Britain. It also removed a threat from the colonists. This made the colonists and Britain grow farther apart.
This proclamation after the French and Indian war angered the colonists because it stopped their western expansion.
The quartering act angered colonists because they were afraid of standing armies and the cost was high.
The actual cost was small but it opened the way for more taxes if left unrestrained. It was the first tax done to raise money.
Britain had the power to make laws over America like it did to Britain.
It put a tax on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea. The colonists boycotted English goods again. This led to the Boston Massacre.
A mob of Americans attacked a British squadron and the British fired and killed some of the Americans.
The tea act made a monopoly on tea. The colony saw this as taxation without representation so the colony boycotted the tea.
Massachusetts Patriots protested the monopoly on tea and dumped some into the harbor.
Response to Boston Tea Party.
Boston Port Act
Massachusetts Government Act
Administration of Justice Act
Led to 1st continental congress
Delegates met to discuss the rights of Americans, show British violation, and make a plan for Britain to follow those rights.
The start of the Revolutionary War. “The British are coming! The British are coming!”
The 2nd continental congress made a continental army led by George Washington. They also made the Olive Branch Petition.
It was an attempt to assert the colonists’ rights to King George while staying loyalty to the British Crown. King George rejected it and called it an act of rebellion.
He challenged the authority of Britain and was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain.
Thomas Jefferson wrote a declaration that the thirteen American colonies want independence from Britain.
First attempt at constitutional law in the now free America. #FAILURE