The Colonies and Britain Grow
Apart – Page 157
1. What had the colonists been allowed to do in the earlier days?
The colonists had been allowed to manage their own affairs
2. What did Parliament's new laws and restrictions threaten in the 1760's?
Laws threatened colonist’s freedom.
3. What was the first reform (change) that King George III issued to tighten his control of the American
King George III first issued the
4. How many British Soldiers (redcoats ) did
King George III decide to keep in the colonies to enforce the Proclamation?
5. What proved to be very expensive for the King?
Housing the troops (Red Coats) was very expensive.
6. What law did Parliament pass that required colonists to house the
7. What did these new laws create in the colonies?
The laws created great anxiety in the colonies
8. What two things did Great Britain owe massive debt from?
Great Britain owed debt from the French and Indian War
The cost of housing the troops
9. What did Great Britain need to pay off these debts?
Great Britain needed more revenue, or income.
10. Who did Parliament look to, to help pay for the costs of frontier defense and colonial government?
Parliament looked to the colonies to help pay part of the cost of frontier defense and colonial government
11. Date: ____________ What did
1765 the Sugar Act do?
This law placed a tax on sugar, molasses and other products shipped to the colonies
12. Date: _____________ What did the stamp act require?
All legal and commercial documents had to have a stamp showing that a tax had been paid
13. List five items that required a stamp:
14. How did Parliament view these acts?
The Sugar and Stamp act were reasonable ways to raise money in the colonies to help pay off Britain’s debt.
15. How did the colonists view these acts?
As serious threats to their political rights.
Here is a poster that angry colonists put up in opposition to the Stamp Act:
British Stamp American Version