Conflict in the Colonies

Conflict in the Colonies

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  • Proclamation Act of 1763
  • Why are you doing this?
  • That's not fair but you have a gun so i'll listen
  • You can't live here because we said so.
  • Sugar Act of 1764
  • And we didn't even have a say in the amount taxed! It's insane!
  • Did you see the new tax on sugar and molasses?
  • Committees of Correspondence of 1772
  • The North is still considering my offer, but i feel they will accept
  • Exactly, my contacts farther South are offering us their support.
  • We need to find a way to get rid of these taxes!
  • Due to a fear of conflict with the Natives, "The Proclamation Act" was created by the British Empire. The Proclamation Act made all settlements West of the Appalachians illegal. This made the colonists angry because they had just won a war for that land.
  • Stamp Act of 1765
  • That's outrageous!
  • What?! It was seventy-five cents last time.
  • The Sugar Act was placed upon the Colonies in 1764 by the British Empire. It placed a tax on two main trades, the sugar trade and the trade of molasses along with other small goods. It was passed to help pay for the debt created by war. This act resulted in large amounts of smuggling by the colonists to help avoid the taxes.
  • Declaratory Act of 1766
  • We the British have complete power and control over you.
  • The rebel groups known as the Committees of Correspondence were created to keep a flow of information between the colonies under Britain's nose. They talked about British laws, colonial protests, and the many taxes the British were unjustly placing upon the colonies.
  • Boston Massacre of 1770
  • Don't fire! Don't fire!
  • Did the Captain tell us to fire?
  • The Stamp Act was created in 1765 as a moneymaker for the British Empire. It declared that all paper products had to have an official stamp and had to be taxed. This act led to a formal congress to help combat and repeal the Stamp Act. It also led to the formation of rebel cells in the colonies.
  • It's a dollar fifty for five sheets of paper
  • We already knew this.
  • Following the repeal of the Stamp Act, the British felt it necessary to reestablish their complete power over the colonies. They created the Declaratory Act in 1766. This act was basically a reminder that the British owned the colonists, and that the British could do whatever they wanted to them.
  • This was just unnecessary
  • What was the point?
  • The Boston Massacre was a conflict in which colonists harassed British soldiers, causing them to fire their guns, killing five and wounding six others. It is widely considered that the deaths in this massacre were the first deaths of the American Revolutionary war.
  • Why would they shoot us?
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