d)Currency Act of 1764 – British wanted to stop colonies from issuing paper money andretire paper money that was already in circulatione)Stamp Act of 1764 – imposed direct taxes on paper products such as newspapers,almanacs, pamphlets, deeps, wills, licensesf)Mutiny Act of 1765 (Townshend Duties)- – ships of British navy patrol American waters for illegal smugglers – customs service reorganized and enlarged – royal officials to take post and not the substitutes – colonial manufacturing was restricted – required to assist in provisioning and maintaining armyg)Declaratory Act – 1766 – passed so that Parliament still has authority over colonies in allcases whatsoever h)Boston Massacre – March 5, 1770 – 5 people were killed in result of the Sons of Libertyattacking armed British soldiersi)Tea Act – 1773 – British East Trading Company was allowed a direct route to thecolonies to sell tea which became a monopoly. It also was another taxation withoutrepresentation towards the colonies j)Boston Tea Party – December 16, 1773 – 150 men dressed as Mohawks boarded tea shipsand dumped all the tea in the water as a part of a boycott.k)Intolerable / Coercive Acts of 1774 – punished Boston: – reduced the self-government powers in Boston – royal officers could be tried outside of the colony and in Britain – had to provide quartering for troops in colonists’ barns and empty houses – Parliament closed port at Bostonl)Quebec Act – provided civil government for French speaking Roman Catholics in Canadaand Illinoism)War for Independence – 1775 – the colonies and Britain were not longer able tocompromise6.
helped the discontent turn to action while he was involved in helping withthe Declaration of Independence, as well as an ambassador to France to help gather support for the colonists. He was successful.
helped create the Sons of Liberty as well as call the First Continental Congress intoaction in 1768. He was successful in what he set out to do.
was the writer of Common Sense, a document that got people to think aboutBritain and how the colonists were being treated. He was very successful in gathering support for the cause.
was the leader of troops and though he was sometimes down, he got back upand continued to work towards the cause of free states. At the end, he was successful, but he alsohad his downfalls in between.
at first was a general in the army. Arnold helped fight for the Americans. In theend though, he was a traitor and wanted to betray the stronghold at West Point for the British. Hewas successful, but he ended up failing.
The First Continental Congress
was successful in that it called together the representatives of each of the states and passed acts against Britain. Many of the subjects talked about in thecongress were the need to get ready for British troops.