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U.S History Test 2 Study Guide

French and Indian War Effects

Colonists were confident in their military strengths

Brits began to have conflict against the colonial troops due to them being so snobby

Some colonies refused to assist the British during the war until William Pitt offered to reimburse them for all the money they spent on the war.

American Revolution

Proclamation of 1763- The law prohibited the colonists to move west of the Appalachian Mountains

Stamp Act-British placed taxes on all printed material in the colonies.

Townshend Act-These laws taxed imported goods only and were placed at the port. Mostly basic items.

Boston Massacre-a brawl that broke out between colonists and the British. The colonists taunted the soldiers and opened fire and killed 5 including Crispus Attucks. Propaganda was used to make the Brits look bad. Ex-Paul Revere engraving

Tea Act and Boston Tea Party- British government tried to save the British East India Tea Company by giving them a monopoly over tea sales in the colonies.

It lowered the cost of the tea and was cheaper than what the colonist smuggled to the Dutch. Colonists boycotted and forced ship that carried tea to turn around in NYC and Philadelphia. SOL dumped the tea overboard dressed as Mohawk Indians but it was to far.

Coercive/Intolerable Acts-Acts placed in response of the Boston tea party it closed the Boston harbor, banned town meeting, and even Quartering. Other colonies sent food and clothing to support. Colonial leaders had meetings in Philadelphia that formed the continental congress.

Mercantilism-the belief that the colonies existed to benefit the mother county, which was England. Colonies were a source of raw materials

Sons of Liberty-a group of members created by Samuel Adams that protested the Stamp Act and others as well.

First and Second Continental...