What was the colonists relationship with the British like in the 1750's?
- Very good
- Most colonists saw themselves as part of the British Empire
- Saw benefits outweighing the costs
What was the Colonists relationship with the British like by the 1780's?
- Colonists were disillusioned
- Not everyone, but enough for a revolution
How would one describe the effect of the Glorious Revolution (1688) on the degree of control held by the British Empire on the American Colonies?
If anything, control on the Colonies eased
What happens to political decision-making processes in England during the reigns of King George I and II?
- Prime Minister and Cabinet became the true executives
- No real immediate effect, but will be important later
- There was a drastic rise in the amount of corruption with Royal Governors and Customs Officials
What is Salutary Neglect?
Neglect in which both sides benefit (The Colonies and England)
Who led the first attempt at Unification?
Ben Franklin, at the request of England
What was the purose behind the idea of the Albany Plan?
To unify the Colonists against Indian Attacks
How many people showed up at the meeting called by Ben Franklin in New York and Why?
Because the colonies were so divided... only 5 showed up
What was agreed on at the meeting held by Ben Franklin?
The forming of the alliance with the Iroquois
Who said... "even though people want a union, they don't want to set one up..." ?
The war between the British Colonist's and "New France" in the Americas (1754-1759) is known as...
The French and Indian War
The war in Europe between 1756 and 1763 between France and England was known as the...
Seven Years War
The balance of power in the Americas during the French and Indian War lied between
The British, French, and the Iroquois
During the French and Indian War, George Wahington...
was a British General and was charged for starting the war
The first and only time Washington had to surrender was at...
William Pitt decides...
to make the war in America his top priority and put a lot of money into the troops there
The last major battle in North America in the Seven Years War was...
when Quebec falls to the British in 1759
New British Leaders in 1760
- King George III
- Prime Minister George Grenville
Burdens on the British Empire after the French and Indian War and the Seven Years War...
George Grenville's Prclamation of 1763 stated that...
Colonists could settle past the line
The Proclamation of 1763 told the Colonists that...
the British couldn't control them and they didn't have their best interests in mind
Three other Acts put in place by Grenville were...
- The Sugar Act 1764
- The Currency Act 1764
- The Mutiny (Quartering) Act 1765
The Colonists reaction to Grenville's Acts was...
- At first they were able to work arounf the Acts
- More effective in cities but most people lived in rural areas
- Colonists were more mad at colonial governments than they were at England
- Paxton Boy’s Revolt in Pennsylvania
- Regulator Movement in North Carolina