Updated: 2/1/2021

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  • Proclamation of 1763
  • We can't move west of the Appalachian Mountains because the king doesn't want us to fight.
  • Stamp Act of 1765
  • I should have to pay to send a letter to someone
  • I'm sorry m'am but it's out of my control, You must have a stamp on any paper document.
  • The Quartering Act of 1765
  • There is no need for me to house soldiers. The war is over.
  • The Proclamation of 1763 stated that colonists could not buy land, make arrangements with the Native Americans, and any colonists living west of the Appalachian Mountains had to move back east. This was because King George III did not want the colonist to fight with the French or Native Americans because this would cost him money.
  • The Boston Massacre of 1770
  • The Stamp Act required all paper documents to be printed on stamped paper that was purchased from stamp distributers. Colonists saw this as an attempt for Great Britain to raise money without colonial approval.
  • The Boston Tea Party of 1773
  • The Quartering Act of 1765 required colonists to house and provide food for British soldiers. Many colonists thought that they shouldn't have to house soldiers since the war was over. They wanted to send representatives to be part of the British government. They wanted the same rights as other British subjects. They said," No Taxation Without Representation".
  • The Intolerable Acts
  • The colonists must pay for the tea they destroyed!
  • In 1767, the Townshend Acts were passed. These acts taxed most goods imported from Great Britain. Because many merchants boycotted these goods, the British Parliament repealed the Townshend Acts. The only problem was that the taxes on imported tea remained. This lead to violence. On March 5, 1770, colonists teased British soldiers. The soldiers opened fire killing five colonists.
  • In 1773 when Great Britain passed the Tea Act, merchants were losing money because the colonists could only buy tea from the East India Company and the tax on the tea was very high. On December 16, members of the Sons of Liberty dressed up as Mohawk Native Americans and boarded British ships. They dumped 342 chests of tea overboard.
  • The Intolerable Acts were consisted of 4 major acts:Boston Port Act: closed the Boston Harbor on the East Indian Company tea was repaid.Massachusetts Government Act or Murder Act: gave more power to the governor who could move trials against government officials to Great Britain.Quartering Acts of 1774: if barracks weren't available, British troops had to be housed in hotels, homes, or etc.Quebec Act: British Parliament was worried the French Canadians would side with the colonists.