Seven Years' War results

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Stamp Act

The Stamp Act was passed by the Parliament without debate on March 22, 1765. It was to become effective November 1st of the same year. The purpose of the Stamp Act was to raise $60,000 every year in the colonies in order to support the cost of maintaining the British Troops there. In fairness to the colonies, the money collected would remain in America, but the colonists were still extremely aggravated. The colonists believed that there was no representation of them in the Parliament, therefore this was taxation without representation, making this act unconstitutional.
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7 years war

The Seven Years' War took place between 1754 and 1763 with the main conflict being in the seven-year period 1756–1763. It involved most of the great powers of the time and affected Europe, North America, Central America, the West African coast, India, and the Philippines. In the United States, this is known as the French and Indian War as well as among many English–speaking Canadians or the War of the Conquest as it is known in French-speaking Canada. The war ended with the Treaty of Paris between France, Spain and Great Britain and the Treaty of Hubertusburg between Saxony, Austria and Prussia, both in 1763.


Boston Tea Party

This famed act of American colonial defiance served as a protest against taxation. Seeking to boost the troubled East India Company, British Parliament adjusted import duties with the passage of the Tea Act in 1773. While consignees in Charleston, New York, and Philadelphia rejected tea shipments, merchants in Boston refused to concede to Patriot pressure. On the night of December 16, 1773, Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty boarded three ships in the Boston harbor and threw 342 chests of tea overboard. This resulted in the passage of the punitive Coercive Acts in 1774 and pushed the two sides closer to war.