- Continental Congress met is Philadelphia to talk about Intorable Acts. Twelve of thirteen colonies Georgia not present.
- Americans wondered why there needed to be British troops when the French were gone and Pontiac was crushed.
- The Quartiering Act of 1765 forced Americans to house British troops. Americans were not happy.
- Americans saw a conspiracy to strip them of their historic liberties.
- Sons and daughters of Liberty took the law into their own hands.
- African Americans fought for Britain under Lord Dunmore's Virginia proclamation of 1775 that promised them freedom.
- Continental Congress created the Association- complete boycott of British goods. Wanted them repealed but did not want to revolutionize.
- Intolerable Acts of 1774- Made to chastise Boston called "Massacre of American Liberty."
- Revolution happened because Britain did not see an emerging nation.
- Fight about economic policies exposed difference between American and Britain.
- The New WOrld nurtured new ideas. Nature of society, citizen, and government.
- After 1763 Britain tries to have more control of their colonies.
- Parliment rejected petitions.
- Boston governor Thomas Hutchinson did not budge to colonial unrest. Led to discontent among the colonists.
- Boston Massacare eleven dead including Crispus Attucks the leader of the mob.
- In 1770 George III trying to assert power over colonies. He was a bad ruler but had good private morals.
- Declatory Act- reaffirmining Parliment's hand "to bind" America.
- London government suspended legislature of New York in 1767 since they did not comply with Quartering Act.
- East India Trading Company about to be bankrupt and Britain would lose tax revenue. Britain gave EIC monopoly of tea in America.
- Mercantalism stifled economic initiative and imposed ranking dependency on Britain agents and creditors.
- In 1763 Prime Minister George Grenville was told to begin strictly enforcing Navigation Laws.
- Continental paper money-lost value as more were made.