Lesson EQ: (Copy into interactive notebook) Why were the American colonists unhappy with the British Parliament and the King?
Agenda: October 24, 2013 • Lesson EQ: (Copy into interactive notebook) Why were the American colonists unhappy with the British Parliament and the King? • WSFCS Letter • Response from students • How does it make you feel? Why? • Do you think it is fair? Why or why not? • What do you want the WSFCS School Board to consider? • Acts of Parliament • Video • Notes
Acts of Parliament How British actions led to The American Revolution Created by Miss Dahl
The British Parliament passed many taxes which affected the colonists. Click on a link to learn more about that tax. The Stamp Act The Tea Act The Quartering Act The Intolerable Acts The Sugar Act The Townshend Act The Currency Act The Navigation Act
The Navigation Act • When? • 1651 • What did it tax? • Restricted shipping • How did this effect the colonists? • English goods could only be shipped on English ships • The English colonists were not allowed to trade with anyone who was NOT English. ·
The Stamp Act • When? • 1765-1766 • How did this effect the colonists? • It was the first tax used to raise money for England. The other taxes imposed on the Colonists were mostly used for maintaining the trading and commerce system. • The tax was hard on lawyers and those who worked in the courts. They had to print papers very often, so this was expensive. • Colonists threatened tax collectors with tarring and feathering. • What did it tax? • The act required all legal documents, permits, contracts, newspapers, wills, pamphlets, and playing cards in the American colonies to carry a tax stamp.
The Quartering Act • When? • 1765 • What did it tax? • The act required that troops be housed not only in business and empty buildings but in peoples’ homes as well. • How did this effect the colonists? • Colonists were angry over being forced to have soldiers live in their homes. • Colonists had to give up beds and food to soldiers now forced to live with them. ·
The Townshend Act • When? • 1767 • What did it tax? • placed a tax on common products imported into the colonies, such as lead, paper, paint, glass, and tea • a tax on imports • How did this effect the colonists? • the British East India Company undercut the prices of other importers…meaning, they were the cheapest company, so there was no competition. • led to the Tea Act ·
The Currency Act • When? • 1764 • What did it tax? • prohibited the colonists from making their own money. • How did this effect the colonists? • Colonists were not allowed to print their own money and were told the money they already had, now had no value. ·
The Sugar Act • When? • 1764 • What did it tax? • Sugar not produced in Britain. • How did this effect the colonists? • It attempted to put a tax on all sugar that did not come from England…making it too expensive for colonists to buy anything that was NOT British ·
The Tea Act • When? • 1773 • What did it tax? • Did NOT add a new tax, but rather took away the tax on tea to ONLY tea sold by the British East India Company. • How did this effect the colonists? • No one wanted to buy colonial tea. • British East India Company tea was cheaper! • Colonists boycotted British tea • This Act led directly to the Boston Tea Party ·
The Intolerable Acts • When? • 1774 • What did it tax? • The Currency Act, Tea Act, Quartering Act are all considered part of the Intolerable Acts. • This was how the British Government tried to punish the colonists AFTER the Boston Tea Party. • How did this effect the colonists? • All of these combined acts led to the start of the Revolutionary War! ·