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Instigators of the American Revolution Ehiole Akhirome Navigation Acts- written by British Parliament designed to better control North American colonial trade and exclude Dutch from English trade. It was finally repealed in 1849. 1651 Late 1500’s- 1763 Salutary Neglect- English policy of relaxing enforcement of regulations as an incentive for continued economic loyalty from their colonies. French and Indian War- conflict in N. America between the English and French and Native Americans that ended in British victory, and the transfer of French Canada to Britain. I754-1763 1690 Sugar Act- a trade law enacted by the British Parliament to reduce smuggling in the British colonies in North America. 1764 1763-1764 Writs of Assistance- law by the British Parliament that allowed illegal search and seizure on the premise of protecting the colonists. This angered Americans so much that it was made unconstitutional as the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Declaratory Act- a document asserted by the British hierarchy that reinforced the British right to tax and make laws for all subjects and colonies. Done in response to reports of negative responses to taxation attempts. 1766 March 22, 1765 March 24, 1765 Stamp Act- Parliament Quartering Act- law established the first example of that stated that direct taxation of goods and colonists must house services within the British any British soldier colonies of North America. It that asked to stay. led to the Stamp Act Congress. Boston Massacre- (The Bloody Massacre) mainly propaganda of the attack upon a crowd of defenseless colonists. Five were killed and the exaggeration of the event led to much outrage among the colonies. 1770 1767 Townshend Acts- indirect taxes on imported British goods on products such as tea, glass, paper, lead, and paint. It brought widespread reproach of Britain and inspired more Revolutionaries. Boston Tea Party- about 200 rebels dressed as Mohawk Indians stormed 3 ships in Boston Harbor and threw all the cargo overboard. It was 15,000 lbs. of East India Co. Tea. Dec. 16, 1773 May 1773 Tea Act- drafted by British Prime Minister North, who wanted to help save East India Company from bankruptcy by giving them a monopoly on the tea trade. This cut colonial merchants out of business and sparked an important event in U.S. history. First Continental Congress- delegates from all colonies but GA met in PA to compose a statement of colonial rights, to identify British parliaments violation of those rights, and to provide a plan that would convince Britain to Sept. 5, 1774 restore those rights. May 20, 1774 Intolerable Acts- 5 acts that closed Boston port, British officials can only be tried in Britain, martial law, stringently controlled private town meetings, and enforced the Quartering Act.
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