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“No Taxation without Representation!”

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“No Taxation without Representation!”

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  1. “No Taxation without Representation!”

  2. Questions… • What was the tax/act imposed on the colonists? • How did/might the act effect the colonies’ relationship with Great Britain?

  3. Navigation Acts • The colonies were only allowed to TRADE WITH BRITAIN • Caused American merchants to become irritated with Great Britain

  4. currency act • Act was considered to be a • MAJOR GRIEVANCE • Made Colonists believe that the British government didn’t • CARE ABOUT THEIR PROBLEMS • Regulated Paper Money in the Colonies • Protected British Merchants in the Colonies

  5. DECLARATORY ACT • Colonists such as, James Otis, Patrick Henry, and Sam Adams called the declaratory act to be TREASONOUS! • Followed the repeal of the STAMP ACT • Stated that Parliament had the RIGHT TO TAX THE COLONISTS IF THEY WANTED TO

  6. TOWNSHEND ACTS • Taxes were low, but COLONISTS STILL OBJECTED • PARLIAMENT DID NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO TAX THEM WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT! • Taxed goods such as glass, paper, paint, lead, and tea • Set up new way to collect taxes – Customs Officials

  7. TEA ACT • Colonial Tea Merchants were ANGRY BECAUSE THEY HAD BEEN CUT OUT OF THE TEA TRADE • IF PARLIAMENT RUINED TEA MERCHANTS TODAY, WHAT WOULD PREVENT IT FROM TURNING ON OTHER BUSINESSES TOMORROW?? • Allowed the British East India Co. to BYPASS MERCHANTS AND SELL DIRECTLY TO COLONISTS

  8. INTOLERABLE ACTS • News spread of the Intolerable Acts throughout the colonies • Representatives from each colony (except Georgia) called a meeting in Philadelphia to discuss the current situation between the Colonists and Great Britain – BECAME KNOWN AS THE FIRST CONTINENTAL CONGRESS • FOUR DIFFERENT ACTS Set out to Punish the Colonists -- The Massachusetts Colony in particular

  9. NEW ENGLAND RESTRAINING ACT • By April 1775, the colonies of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and South Carolina were included under the Restraining Act’s provisions • Clearly a move made to punish them for their adoption of boycott actions • Britain’s response to the American colonies' decision to boycott British goods • The Act provided that New England's trade be limited to Britain and the British West Indies (trade with other nations was prohibited)