Colonial Taxes and Smuggling Project Choice

Colonial Taxes and Smuggling Project Choice
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  • What was the Sugar Act? In 1765, a law that placed a tax on sugar, molasses and other such goods imported to the colonies.
  • What was the Stamp Act? A direct tax, think of it as a tax on all paper (wills, newspapers, deeds, everything). It annoyed the people because it directly affected them, they had to pay for all these things.
  • What is the Proclamation of 1763? the thing that prevented the colonists from settling beyond the Appalachians. This law angered them because they wanted to go speculate the western lands?
  • What was the Quartering Act? A law passed that required colonists to house all British soldiers because the King had ordered them to be stationed during the Proclamation and it had proved to be very expensive.
  • What is the Declaratory Act? It affirmed Parliament's right to legislate for all the colonies "In all cases whatsoever". It did not involve taxes in any way to try to avoid the flames of the previous acts.
  • What was the boycott? The widespread refusal to buy British goods that led to the repeal of the Stamp Act.
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