Imperial Reforms and Colonial Protests 1763-1774

Imperial Reforms and Colonial Protests 1763-1774

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the status of Great Britain’s North American colonies in the years directly following the French and Indian War

  • Describe the size and scope of the British debt at the end of the French and Indian War

  • Explain how the British Parliament responded to the debt crisis

  • Outline the purpose of the Proclamation Line, the Sugar Act, and the Currency Act

  • Explain the purpose of the 1765 Stamp Act

  • Describe the colonial responses to the Stamp Act

  • Describe the purpose of the 1767 Townshend Acts

  • Explain why many colonists protested the 1767 Townshend Acts and the consequences of their actions

  • Describe the state of affairs between the colonies and the home government in 1774

  • Explain the purpose and results of the First Continental Congress

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