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 protests.
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 Acts?
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?