The Act was made to halt trade between many people. This includes trade between New England and Middle Colonies along with French, Dutch, and Spanish in the West Indies. It reduced the smuggling of goods. May 3, 1765 Quartering Act The Quartering Act was enforced when British soldiers needed housing. So the local colonial governments.
Leanna Kontos APUSH Per.4 9/30/15 Main Ideas of Unit One: Question #6 The First Continental Congress happened during the period of September 5, 1774 to October 26, 1774. This marked the first time that the all of the colonies, except Georgia, were together. The purpose of this meeting was to address the issues they had with Britain. Specifically, they discussed the situation of the Intolerable Acts that the British Parliament enforced on Boston due to the incident of the Boston Tea Party. One of the results of this First Continental Congress was the delegates explained to King George III that there were issues with how the colonies were being treated.
Richard Lee and John Adams became leaders of the movement of independence in 1776. Richard felt the British Constitution had been destroyed by ministerial corruption, so he proposed an economic declaration of independence. This would open American ports to the trade word, this would not go into effect until almost a year after he suggested it. Richard would go on to have three famous resolutions on June 7, 1776 were American Independence, and alliance with France and a plan of interstate
“ before the dumping of the tea, there was an act made that when tea entered Boston all tea was taxed 3 pence a pound”(Macaulay). The east india company was the ones to tax the tea. Britain a wasn 't too pleasant about the tea dumping so they passed an act for instance. “The intolerable act where the American patriots term for a group of punitive laws passed by the British parliament in 1774 after the Boston tea party”(Walker). After the act was passed everyone who was apart of the dumping went separate ways to the loyal nine.
The Virginia Company of London set out to explore the new world after King James I issued a Royal Charter. May of 1607, the Susan Cosntant, Godspeed, and Discovery established Jamestown. Although investors intended for profit to stem from trade and extraction of precious metals, it would be tobacco that saved Jamestown from extinction. Until 1699, the settlement was the Capitol of Virginia. Jamestown, although discovered the positive impact of tobacco, the initial unpreparedness and fluctuating Indian relations.
From the time of King Charles II, the British monarchy has accepted the policy of mercantilism, the economic belief that a nation can only gain wealth at the expense of another; it was Britain's motivation of founding colonies. The american colonies were a wealth of resources for their mother country. For about one hundred years, 1650-1750, the British government did not strictly enforce mercantilism in the colonies; however, after the French and Indian War Britain changed its colonial policies. From the declaration of the Proclamation Line, the official end to the French and Indian War, in 1763 to the signing of the Declaration of Independance in 1776, the colonies produced several violent demonstrations showing their support for Enlightenment
The colony of Pennsylvania and the city of Philadelphia were frontiers in many ways; they were greatly influenced by William Penn’s ideas politically, religiously, and economically. William Penn was born in England in the city of London to Admiral William Penn and Margaret Jasper on October 14, 1644. Admiral Penn was a wealthy and important admiral who served in the parliamentary navy during the English Civil War or the Puritan Revolution. Penn was awarded much land, but he fell into the disfavor of the British monarch. A close friend of the Duke of York, Admiral Penn helped reinstate Charles II as the ruler of England- who later knighted him.
Against the advice of both houses of the legislature, in 1773 he insisted that a shipment of imported tea be landed before being given clearance papers this resulted in The Boston tea Party in which dissidents dumped the import into the harbour.As the tension worsened, Hutchinson was replaced by General Thomas Gage as military governor. He sailed to England and acted as an adviser to George III and to the British ministry on North American affairs at that time he counseled moderation. He wrote (History of the Colony and Province of Massachusetts Bay). (Thomas
The East India Company was financially failing, so the British government agreed to market the company’s Chinese tea in North America. In response to this agreement, on December 16, 1773, some of the colonists disguised themselves as Indians and boarded three ships in the Boston
The village of Tinwald in Dumfriesshire was where Paterson was born. At the age of seventeen he moved to the Bahamas where he apparently got the inspiration for the ill-fated Darien Scheme. Just prior to the Darien disaster Paterson had moved to London, where he set up the Bank of England to act as the government’s bank, gaining a Royal Charter in 1694. Having failed to find any takers elsewhere Paterson returned to Scotland where he was able to convince the government of the efficacy of his scheme, and founded the Bank of Scotland for good measure. The colony that was founded on the Isthmus of Panama was a comprehensive disaster as survival, and not the intended trading route to the Far East, was the major focus.
This grant was in conflict with the Dutch claim for New Netherland, which included parts of today 's Pennsylvania.  On June 24, 1664, The Duke of York sold the portion of his large grant that included present-day New Jersey to John Berkeley and George Carteret for a proprietary colony. The land was not yet in British possession, but the sale boxed in the portion of New Netherland on the West side of the Delaware River. The British conquest of New Netherland began on August 29, 1664, when New Amsterdam was coerced to surrender while facing cannons on British ships in New York Harbor.  This conquest continued, and was completed in October 1664, when the British captured Fort Casimir in what today is New Castle, Delaware.
Why did so many colonists die? In May 1607, so many people from England landed in Jamestown, Virginia. Three english ships came around the Chesapeake bay in the hope of finding land and riches. The first english settlement was invested, by England’s strong and rich investors. When they first arrived to the Roanoke island in 1590, “colonists had mysteriously disappeared.” (Background Essay packet pg.
Thomas Fitzsimons was born In 1741, in Ireland (exact date and place unknown) and died August 26th, 1811 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fitzsimons and his family traveled from Ireland to Philadelphia, in the mid 1750’s. In 1763 Thomas went into the trading business, with his new brother in law, George Meade. When Parliament reacted to the 1773 Boston Tea Party with punitive measures, which the Americans called the Coercive Acts, Fitzsimons felt that if British warships could close the port of Boston, no city in America was truly safe. These concerns forced Thomas into the patriotic cause and politics.
On July 4, 1776 the founding fathers decided to separate from England. In a document called The Declaration of Independence, the colonists stated their reasons for why they were leaving England and making their own nation. The colonists were justified to break away from England for reasons like the Intolerable Acts, unfair taxes, and tyranny among others. The French and Indian War left the British victorious. After the war the British were in a lot of debt; they needed a way to pay off the debt.