Prelude to Revolution II: Changing Attitudes War



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Prelude to Revolution II: Changing Attitudes War


  1. Changing Attitudes

    1. British viewpoint of colonies

      1. We’re the . . .

      2. These colonists love us! (why?) =>

      3. That war was expensive =>

      4. Economic recession =>

      5. British Parliament began. . .

      6. British troops were _________________________ stationed in colonies

    2. Colonists viewpoint

      1. Colonists felt free from . . .

      2. Count Vergennes prediction =>

    3. Three most important changes after 1763

      1. “_____________________ ______________________” stopped

      2. _____________________________ ____________ of 1763 established

      3. British permanently station troops in colonies

  2. Changing policies – “Salutary Neglect” (key term!)

    1. Salutary Neglect

      1. Policy whereby British government did not . . .

      2. Why? =>

      3. Example of Salutary Neglect: Navigation Acts of 1650

        1. Laws of __________________ within British Empire

        2. Included . . .

        3. Salutary neglect: __________________________ Why not? =>




        1. 1763 – British parliament began enforcing Navigation Acts

          1. Colonists reaction =>

          2. British reaction =>

        2. British strictly enforce Acts; mistake (why?) =>




      1. What caused salutary neglect? __________________________

        1. Salutary neglect: British didn’t enforce taxes. . .

        2. Home Rule: British gave colonists . . .

        3. Once these are gone . . .

    1. Proclamation Line of 1763

      1. Imaginary line drawn along ___________________________________________

      2. British government tells colonists that …

      3. British government also requires any trade across line . . .

      4. British erect line of ______________ along Proclamation Line

    2. Permanent garrisons of British troops

      1. Between 1763 and 1775, British permanently station…

      2. Message being sent to colonists =>

      3. Mission

        1. Protect . . .

        2. Enforce . . .

        3. Protect . . .

      4. Problem: troops’ presence angers colonists =>

  1. Changing Attitudes: British Forms of Taxation

    1. External taxes

      1. Import tax =>

      2. Tax paid by _______________________

      3. Example =>

      4. Most popular tax (why?) =>

    2. Internal taxes

      1. Similar to ______________________; tax added on to . . .

      2. Tax paid by _____________________________

      3. Example =>

      4. LEAST POPULAR taxes =>

    3. Monopolies

      1. British were only …

      2. Example =>

  2. So what’s the big deal? CHANGING ATTITUDES!!!

    1. Changing attitude of American colonists

      1. Pre French and Indian War attitude =>

      2. Post French and Indian War attitude =>

      3. This is a huge shift: identification of colonists as . . .

    2. Revolution not really about money =>

      1. Colonists upset about loss of (real or perceived) freedoms







        1. Limits on . . .

        2. Limits on . . .

        3. LIMITS!!!

  3. Actions Leading to War (Look these up in your book or online): These will be on your exam!!

    1. Sugar Act of 1764



    1. Stamp Act of 1765



    1. Declaratory Act



    1. Townsend Duties of 1767



    1. Boston Massacre



    1. Boston Tea Party



    1. Coercive (“Intolerable”) Acts


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