American Pageant Chapter 4 Apush

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•Parliament issued the first internal tax imposed directly on American colonists by the british government. It levied a tax on all printed paper in the colonies. Britain thought that it was a ongoing tax, that would be spread throughout the colonies. Colonist disagreed and it arose one of the most powerful demographic groups to oppose Britain.Colonists burned the Chancellor of the Exchequer and promised to hang him if he ever visited the colonies again. The Sons of Liberty club sprang up to oppose the tax, so they burned the stamps and drove out all the stamp collectors. The Boston Sons of Liberty, headed by Sam Adams, was one of the most uncontrollable patriots in the country. Townshend Acts: •Named after the Chancellor Charles Townshend became the birth of six new laws. The motivation for these acts was to use the money to pay the salaries of governors and judges so that they would stay loyal to Great Britain. Mainly so that the governors and judges would punish the province of New York for failing to obey the Quartering Act. Almost all of the taxes were rescind, but the tax on tea was kept. Boston Massacre:…show more content…
They dumped about 324 chests of tea into the boston harbor, destroying all of the tea. The British government responded brutally and it later escalated to the American Revolution. Intolerable Acts: A series of laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party. They were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for throwing a large amount of tea into Boston harbor. This took away historic rights and self-government rights. This caused resistance throughout all 13 colonies. Soon leading to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War in April 1775. Which created guidance to July 1776 when the independance of The United States war
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