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Revenue

Incoming money-Britain wanted more (taxes)

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George Grenville

Prime minister-reduce debt
Take action against smugglers
Vise admiralty

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Sugar Act

Lowered tax on molasses in hopes of more colonists willing to pay
Let officers seize goods

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Writs of Assistance

Allowed customs officers to enter any location to search for smuggled goods

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James Otis

Young lawyer in Boston that they shouldn't be taxed if they don't want to.
Goes against-"innocent until proven guilty"

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Stamp Act

Placed a tax on all printed material-stamp
Colonists did not like-they didn't have say

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Samuel Adams

Helped start "Sons of Liberty"

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Sons of Liberty

Took to streets to protest against stamp act. More groups were formed

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Effigies

Rag figures-colonists burned to represent tax collecters

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Stamp Act Congress

NY-delegates passed petition so Britain can't tax

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Boycott

Refuse to buy-colonists boycotted British goods

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Nonimportation

Agreements that colonists would boycott British goods

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Repeal

Cancel-British citizens pleaded Britain to repeal stamp acts because they were losing business

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Declatory Act

Parliament had power to tax and make decisions for colonies

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Patrick Henry

Persuaded burgesses to take action against stamp act
Accused of treason

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Resolution

A formal expression of opinion-Virginia passed so they can only tax

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Townshend Acts

Taxes on imported goods
Colonists boycotted-even more widespread

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Daughters of Liberty

Women groups to support boycott

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Currency Act

Outlawed colonial paper money

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Quartering Act

Soldier allowed to live with any colonial family. Wash his clothes, feed him, etc.

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Direct tax

Money goes straight to Britain
Stamp Act-first

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Townshend Act

Tax imports. Paper, paint, lead, glass, tea, etc.
Repeal except for tea