Flashcards in Chapter 5 Deck (41)
What does salutary neglect mean?
Not strictly enforcing most laws
What three things lead to individualism being strong in the colonies?
Salutary Neglect,increased land ownership,made own laws
Why did England place a number of taxes (acts) against the colonists?
To pay a large war debt
What is importing or exporting without paying proper taxes on goods? (Also GB’s top priority in the colonies at
How was the Sugar Act supposed to stop smuggling?
Lowered the tax on malasses
What was the problem for the colonists with the Sugar Act? (What British law was contradicted?)
Innocent until proven guilty
What was the Stamp Act?
An act that placed a tax on almost all printed material in the colonies
Who persuaded the House of Burgesses to take action against the Stamp Act?
What was the purpose of the Sons of Liberty?
To protect the rights of the colonists and fight taxation by the British
Who was the founder of the Sons of Liberty?
What was important about the Declaratory Act?
It stated that England had the right to tax the colonies in all cases.
What was important about the Townshend Acts?
It taxed imported good before they arrived in the colonies
Who owned the ship Liberty?
What was required of colonial citizens when the Quartering Act was passed?
To house British soldiers in barracks provided by the colonists
What event did the Colonists use as an example of propaganda?
The Boston Massacre
What is information designed to influence opinion?
How many people were killed at the Boston Massacre?
What Acts were repealed due to the Boston Massacre?
What occurs when only one company controls a product?
What event was a response to the Tea Act of 1773?
The Boston Tea Party
During the time of the Boston Tea Party most colonists considered themselves to be part of what empire?
The British Empire
As a punishment for the Boston Tea Party, what did King George III impose upon Massachusetts?
Were the Coercive Acts successful in isolating Boston?
What is the name of the best militias in Massachusetts?
What did Paul Revere shout to warn the colonists of an impending attack?
The Regulars are coming out!
What battle featured the “shot heard ‘round the world”?
The Battle at Lexington
Who was under command of the colonial troops at Bunker Hill and what was his famous quote?
Don't fire until you see the whites of there eyes.
What did the British find out after the Battle of Bunker Hill?
Defeating Americans wouldn't be quick or easy.
Who were people who considered the unfair taxes upon the colonies not good reasons to rebel?