How Did The Stamp Act Contribute To The Boston Massacre

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Happened in 1763. Parts of the land acquired through the Treaty of Paris became the provinces of East Florida, West Florida, Quebec, and Grenada. The Sugar Act Parliament passed the Sugar Act in 1764. This act lowered the tax on molasses that had been imported by colonists. The Sugar Act also had let officers take goods from smugglers without having to go to court. James Otis - a young lawyer in Boston, argued “no parts of [England’s colonies] can be taxed without their consent. Every part has the right to be represented.” The Stamp Act Placed a tax on almost all printed material in the colonies in 1765. Patrick Henry - a young member of the Virginia House of Burgesses. Had persuaded the burgesses to take action against the Stamp Act. …show more content…

These acts the British leaders had tried to avoid some of the problems that the Stamp Act had caused. The Boston Massacre Relations had grown more tense between the redcoats and the Boston colonists. On March 5, 1770, the tension between the two finally had reached a peak. Then a war broke out and angry townspeople had gone into the streets, picking up any weapon they could find - sticks, shovels, clubs, and stones. The colonists had called this tragic encounter the Boston Massacre. Crispus Attucks - he was a dockworker who was part African and part Native American. Tea Act of 1773 This act had given the right to ship tea to the colonies without paying most of the taxes that had usually been placed on tea. This act also allowed companies to bypass colonial merchants and also sell its tea directly to shopkeepers at a low price. The Boston Tea Party - not an actual tea party There were three tea ships that had arrived in Boston Harbor in late 1773. A royal governor, whose house happened to had been destroyed by Stamp Act protesters, had refused to let the tea ships turn back. So basically at midnight they boarded the ships and had thrown 342 chests of tea overboard, this was an event that had become known as the Boston Tea …show more content…

Also this action had prevented the arrival of food and other supplies that normally came by ship. Yet worse, the law had taken away certain rights for the Massachusetts colonists and more. The Quebec Act - set up a permanent government for Quebec and granted religious freedom to French Catholics. The colonists feelings had been made clear by their name for the new laws, the Intolerable Acts. The Continental Congress Colonial leaders had soon began to realize that they were in need of more boycotts to gain liberty they had sung about in “The Bold Americans.” In September 1774, 55 men arrived in the city of Philadelphia; These people were delegates from all the colonies except Georgia, these men had established a political body to represent American interests and to challenge British control. This new organization was known as the Continental Congress. King George III - he had become king of Great Britain and Ireland in 1760, following after his father, King George II, died. John Adams - a successful lawyer from Massachusetts John Ray - another lawyer from New York John Hancock - he was from Massachusetts and only 38 years old; also he was a wealthy

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