Slavery Laws

By: Taylor Hampton, Jordyn Zymbroy, Dalton Dickson,
And Kaleb Points
Stamp Act
 First direct British tax on American Colonist.
 Every Newspaper, Pamphlet, and other public and
legal document had to have a stamp.
 Colonist didn’t think they should have to pay for
something they have been doing for years.
 Sons of liberty was formed in response.
 Seeing the hostile reaction in the colonies, the British
Government repealed to the act in March 1776.
Sugar Act
 Passed on April 5, 1764, the Sugar Act reduced the rate
of tax on molasses from 6 pence to 3 pence per gallon.
 The act also listed more foreign goods to be taxed
including sugar, certain wines, coffee, pimento,
cambric and printed calico and further.
 Regulated the export of lumber and iron.
 Significance- apart from bribing the custom collecters,
was to lower the tariff and to ensure that the lower
tariff was being collected.
Intolerable Acts
 After the Boston Massacre, the Royal Governor was
forced to remove the occupying army from Boston.
 The British government chose to reap benefits from
the colonies, after the French/Indian war. The colonies
were then pressed with greater taxes, and no
representation. This led to the Boston Tea Party.
 In retaliation, the British government passed multiple
acts, aimed at bringing the colonies back into control
of the King.
Tea Act
 Passed on May 10,1773 by parliament.
 Raised revenue in American Colonies imposed no new taxes. This act
propped up the East India Company which burdened with 18 million
pounds of unsold tea.
 Significant were the launch of the final spark of the American
Revolution in Boston.
 Colonist in Philadelphia and New York turned the tea ships back to
Britain. They left Cargo to rot in the docks of Charleston in Boston. The
Royal Governor was stubborn and held the ships in port where colonist
wouldn’t let them unload.
 Cargoes of a ton filled the harbor, ships crew were stalled in Boston
looking often finding trouble, this led to the Boston Tea Party.