Tighter British Control Chapter 6 Lesson 1 Describe the Sugar and Stamp Act and the impact they had on the colonists.
The Colonies and Britain Grow Apart • American Colonist were excited and proud in fighting and defeating the French • Tensions would rise following the war • British Parliament in London wanted to govern the territories • 1st law was the Proclamation of 1763 • Did not allow settlement of colonist west of the Appalachian Mountains. • Colonist wanted to settle the fertile Ohio River Valley • Britain didn’t want to provoke another rebellion
King George III wanted to keep the peace in America and decided to keep 10,000 soldiers in the colonies Enacted the Quartering Act- colonists had to supply and house British troops In order to keep troops in these areas King George needed revenue Troops and Taxes
1764 The Sugar Act was passed to get the needed revenue Taxed: sugar, molasses, and other products shipped to the colonies Troops and Taxes
Stamp Act • 2nd in a series of taxes passed by parliament • 1765 Stamp Act • Made colonist buy and place a stamp on documents such as diplomas, contracts and newspapers.
Led by the Sons of Liberty! Lead by men like Patrick Henry. British tax collectors are tarred and feathered! Burning of Stamp paper Colonists Protest
They win!!!! Sort of? • Sugar Act and Stamp Act were repealed in 1766 but then Declaratory Act. • The Declaratory Act gives Parliament the right to tax the Colonies when ever they want.