Shape of the day • • • • Homework check Go over journalist questions Declaration of Independence Readings and Worksheet How did the Proclamation of 1763 settle among the European settlers of the Thirteen Colonies? • The colonists believed the British government was more concerned about what was good for Britain than helping them. They also believed the British did not regard them as true equals. PMI chart- Quebec Act 1774 Please explain the laws past by the British government that infuriated the American colonists. • Proclamation of 1763 - Prevented American colonists from venturing west of the Appalachian mountains. • Stamp Act of 1765 – Similar to GST. Tax was to pay for British soldiers in North America, however, Americans felt they should not be taxed without their consent. • Tea Act of 1773 – Taxes on tea and other imported goods from Britain used to raise money to pay for the British soldiers protecting the colonies from Native attacks. • Quebec Act of 1774 – Gave Quebec & its tiny French speaking population control of the largest piece of land in British North America. Please explain two major events that contributed to the unrest between the American colonists and the British. • 1770 Boston Massacre – Nervous British soldiers fired their muskets into a mob of Boston protesters. • 1773 Boston Tea Party – “Sons of Liberty,” disguised as Native people, dumped three boatloads of tea from British ships into the harbor • Do you like to make your own decisions? • How would you feel if someone else (parents, guardians) would make decisions for you the rest of their lives. Declaration of Independence 1) Preamble: An introduction explaining why the Declaration is being written. 2) Natural Rights: The colonists explain the rights of people and the role of government power. 3) Grievances: A list of the colonists’ complaints 4) Resolution of Independence: The colonists declare their independence from Britain.