Acts and Proclamations

Acts and Proclamations

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Storyboard Description

A storyboard about the Stamp Act and the Proclamation of 1753.

Storyboard Text

  • Here we are in a bookstore in 1765, when the Stamp Act has just begun. Many products made of paper would need to be stamped, which also needs to be paid for.
  • What!?!  I have to pay 10 more dollars just for a stamp?  My book costs $100!!!   I´m so mad, I could eat it!
  • But there´s so much space!
  • The Proclamation of 1763 states that the westward  land claimed during the French and Indian war is to be reserved for Native Americans. The land there is not to be inhabited by anyone else.
  • You cannot live here.
  • PROCLAMATION of 1763
  • The Townshend acts, made by Charles Townshend, puts a small indirect tax on tea, paper, and glass. The taxes were meant to be unnoticeable by the colonists, yet they were anyway.
  • You think I'm dumb enough to not see that? If you do it, do it better!
  • Just $15!
  • Want to know how it feels to have strangers living in your house? At this time, colonists were forced to house British soldiers in their own home while also providing food and other supplies with thier own currency.
  • Oh my gosh, who are YOU?!
  • This is a chaotic event where colonial minutemen and British soldiers met at Lexington, both armed. In one day alone, there were 273 British casualties and less than 100 colonial casualties.
  • Not to be mistaken for an actual tea party. Colonists that were disguised as native Americans raided British ships and dumped 92,000 pounds of tea into Boston Harbor because of it's new tax.
  • This is going to cost us a lot, but who cares?
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