Events leading up to the Revolutionary War

Events leading up to the Revolutionary War
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  • Proclamation of 1763
  • American Revenue Act (Sugar Act)
  • Stamp Act
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  • This proclamation made 3 new colonies: Quebec, East Florida, and West Florida. It also extended the boundary of Georgia. But the most important problem at the time was how expensive it was to protect colonists on the frontier. The British Government then tried to limit contact between Native Americans and colonists. It prevented all colonists from moving into the Appalachians.
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  • George Grenville passed the Sugar Act. Colonists were to pay six pence per gallon for foreign molasses. It was supposed to help British West Indies planters, but due to smuggling, little molasses was shipped. The Sugar Act allowed a customs officer to take a merchant violating law to an Admiralty Court If it was taken to a local court, the jury would side with the defendant.
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  • Keeping an army in North America would cost  £200,000 a year. The Sugar and Stamp act could raise half that sum, and the rest would be paid by Parliament. There was then a requirement for all paper products including wills, deeds, permits, mortgages, pamphlets, newspapers, playing cards, etc,  
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