Flashcards in American Revolution Checkpoint Test #1 Review Deck (15):
Details of Navigation Acts (enforced in 1750's)
Forced colonists to trade Sugar and Tobacco with England on British ships
Reactions of Navigation Acts (enforced in 1750's)
Colonists smuggle goods; trade with other nations
Details of Proclamation of 1763
Colonists cannot pass the Appalachian Mountains
Reactions of Proclamation of 1763
Colonists settle in the Ohio River Vally anyway
Details of Sugar Act (1764)
Placed a tax on luxury items such as molasses, wine and sugar
Reactions of Sugar Act (1764)
Boycotts of extravagant goods begin
Details of Stamp Act (1765)
A tax on all paper products
Why were the Townshend acts more frustrating to colonists than some of the other policies and what was put in place by the British to aid the enforcement of this policy?
The Townshend Acts placed tax on commonly used import items. The Writs of Assistance allowed searches at any point and searchers were not responsible for any damage.
What are the three protests groups and how did they differ?
Sons of Liberty: Violent, tarring and feathering
Daughters of Liberty: Peaceful, boycotts
Committee of Correspondence: Wrote Letters influencing colonists
How has the Boston Massacre used as Propaganda by Paul Revere?
He created an engraving that made British troops appear violent instead of acting in defense. This swayed many colonists to fear troops and join the rebel side.
What were the Coercive Acts, what did colonists call them and why were they put in place?
The Coercive Acts included the Massachusetts Gov. Act, the Boston Port Bill and the Quartering Acts were put in place. The Intolerable Acts, as the colonists called them, were put into place to control the colonists in Massachusetts.
What were the 3 decisions that were made by the first Continental Congress?
1. Ask Britain to repeal various acts they disagreed on
2. All colonies boycott British goods until this happens
3. Form Militias
Why is Lexington known as the, "Shot heard round the world"?
It marks the start of a Revolution that includes most of the world and ends in a large scale democracy that much of the world will follow.
Why was the Battle at Bunker Hill important?
While the rebels lost, the British had so many casualties that the colonists thought of it as a moral victory