Paige Mendenhall Acts Timeline

Timeline created by pmendenhall18
  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    This act drirected the trade between England and the colonies. It also prevented the colonists from sending certain products. The outcome of this act was that some colonists accepted the trade laws, and some colonists did not and started to smuggle certain goods.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    This prevented more fighting, and Britain det the Appalacian Mountains as the western boundary for the colonies. This proclamation angered those who owned shares in lands west of the mountains. The outcome of this proclamation made speculators, who had already bought land west of the mountains, were very furious that Britain ignored their land claims. More conflicts soon arised between the colonists and Britain.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    This act lowered the tax on imported molasses. Grenville hoped lowering the taxes would convince the colonists to stop smuggling. The outcome of this act was that it made the colonists very angry. The colonists believed that those British actions violated their rights as English citizens.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    This law placed a tax on almost all printed material includong newspapers, wills, and playing cards. The outcome of this act, PAatrick Henryy, the Virginia House of Burgesses, persuaded the burgesses to take action against the act. In colonial cities, people urged merchants to boycott British and European goods, and thousand of merchants signed non-importation agreements.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    This law stated that Parliament had the right to tax and make decisions for the British colonies "in all cases". In the outcome of this act some of the colonists thought this law was fair. But, some colonists didn't like this act at all, and refused to pay taxes.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    These new taxes would apply only to imported goods such as glass, tea, and paper, with the tax being paid at the port entry. The outcome of this act was any British tax angered the colonists even more. They beleived that only their own representatives had the right to tax them. So, women formed groups called the Daughters of Liberty.
  • Tea Act

    Tea Act
    This law allowed the company a virtual monopoly, or sole control, of the trade for tea in America. The outcome of this Act made the colonial Merchants call for a new boycott. Colonists would vow to stop the East India Company's ships from unloading. The Daughters of Liberty issued a pamphlet declaring "we'll part with our tea".
  • Coercive Acts

    Coercive Acts
    These laws were intended to punsh the people of Massachusetts for their resistance to British law. The laws banned most town meeting in New England. The outcome of this act, the colonists, said, the acts violated their right as English citizens. These rights included quartering of troops in private homes, plus, no standing army in peacetime.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    This law set up a government for Quebec. It also gave Quebec the west of the Appalacians and North of the Ohio River. It also ignored colonial claims to the area. The outcome of this act, the colonists expressed their feelings in their name for the new laws- the Intolerable Acts.