Growing Tensions

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  • Growing Tensions Between the Colonies and Britain
  • How will we pay this debt?
  • The colonists will pay new taxes!
  • Taxation without representation is unfair!
  • The Quartering Act
  • Why are you here? I work hard, but I hare to spend my money on you! This is not fair!
  • The Stamp Act
  • I refuse to buy paper products! This is taxation without representation.
  • By: Rolley Giacalone
  • The Boston Tea Party
  • In 1765, colonists were ordered to provide soldiers a place to live & eat. Colonists were angry they had to pay for soldiers and treated them poorly.
  • The Boston Massacre
  • New tax law stated that Colonists would pay a tax on printed papers.  Colonists protested and refused to buy paper products.  In 1766, Delegates said this law was "taxation without representation" and the tax was repealed.
  • The Intolerable Acts
  • THE HARBOR IS CLOSED!
  • But everyone will lose their jobs?!
  • In 1773, Parliament passed the Tea Act which stated only British East India Company could sell tea to colonists.  This angered colonists.  On December 16, 1773 men dressed as Native Americans climbed on tea ships and dumped 90,000 pounds of tea in the Boston Harbor.
  • DUMP ALL OF THE TEA!
  •  Colonists & soldiers were not happy. Boston colonists were calling soldiers "lobsterback" because of red jackets.  March 5, 1770, violence broke out between soldiers and colonists.  5 People died and at least 6 more were injured.
  • Parliament passed several new laws - called "The Intolerable Acts" by Colonists. The Boston Port Act closed Boston Harbor to all tradeships. Many people lost their jobs. In September 1774, the First Continental Congress met to discuss problems with Britain.
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