Chapter 6 Review

Chapter 6 Review
Why did the Proclamation of 1763 anger
It prevented them from moving west into
the Ohio River Valley in search of land.
How did colonists react to the Stamp Act?
They protested, sometimes violently, and
called for its repeal.
What was the goal of secret societies such
as the Sons of Liberty?
To oppose British policies and organize
What were the two sides in the debate over
British taxation of the colonies?
The British felt the colonies should pay
taxes to cover colonial expenses. The
colonists said no taxes without consent and
feared, once begun, the taxation might
never stop.
5.) Why did colonists oppose the Townshend
Because the acts suspended the New York
assembly, imposed new taxes and called for
the use of writs of assistance.
6.) Why were the British troops sent to Boston?
To keep order after the riot over the
merchant ship Liberty.
7.) What prompted the Boston Tea Party?
The Tea Act of 1773.
8.) Do you think colonial outrage over the Boston
Massacre was justified? Explain.
Justified: Soldiers have no right to fire on
unarmed citizens.
Not Justified: The soldiers were acting in
9.) Why did Britain pass the Intolerable Acts?
To punish the Massachusetts for the Boston
Tea Party.
10.) Who took part in the First Continental
Delegates from all the colonies except
11.) What was the purpose of the “midnight
To warn Lexington and Concord that
British troops were coming.
12.) Do you think the fighting between Britain
and the colonies could have been avoided?
Why or why not?
Each side believed it was right; there was
little room for compromise; tensions had
been building.