When in the Course of human events

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people
to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that
among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to
secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men…, --That
whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive, it is the Right of
the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying
its foundation on such principles … to effect their Safety and Happiness.
To prove this, let Facts be submitted (author gives a list of complaints)
Our repeated requests have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince
whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is
unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, , in the
name of the good People of these Colonies, publish and declare, That
these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and
Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the
British Crown, and that all connection between them and the State of
Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and
Independent States… we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our
Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
British Law
Proclamation of 1763
Required of Colonies
Reaction of Colonies
5.3- Pg. 66 – Where did it
prevent colonist from settling?
Colonist were angry- They
thought that they had earned the
right to settle the Ohio River
Quartering Act
5.3 pg 68 What did it make
colonist do with British
Mostly in New York
Sugar Act
Placed a tax on sugar and
molasses shipped to the
Intense Anger- the British could
not tax the colonies without
representation - “Taxation
without representation is
Stamp Act
5.3 – pg 67- What did the act
require on paper? Give
Tensions began to rise. The
Sugar Act had just affected
merchants(businessmen). The
Stamp Act would affect all
Townshend Act
5.4 – Pg 68 – What imported
products were taxed?
Colonist thought that these acts
were a serious threat to their
rights and freedoms. Protest
broke out all over the colonies
Boston Massacre ( describe
what happened)
5.5 – pg 69- You are a reporter
on the scene- What happened?
People of Boston were outraged.
This event led to newspapers
printing information against the
British. The colonists believed
men had been killed for freedom
5.6- pg. 71- What company
The Boston Tea Party –
December 16, 1773 – Colonist
destroyed 342 crates of tea
took control of tea sales?
Tea Act
Colonists felt it was a violation of
their privacy