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Unit #2: The British Impose Troublesome Taxes
Learning Target: I can EVALUATE how England's decision to tax the 13 colonies from the point of view of a loyalist and a patriot. 

Please complete the steps below to prepare for this assignment:

 Follow the directions below.  You will be creating a tab for this assignment after you have added this lesson's learning target to your LiveBinder.

1.  Open the "Learning Targets" tab in your LiveBinder.  Copy the learning target above into your LiveBinder.  Be sure to include today's date. 

2.  Create a new tab in your LiveBinder titled "The British Impose Troublesome Taxes". 

3.  Now click on "content" > "text" > "text-media" option. 


Red Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: The French and Indian War Plants The Seeds Of The American Revolution

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: The French and Indian War Plants The Seeds Of The American Revolution"

2.  After the French and Indian War, England found themselves to be in serious financial trouble.  The French and Indian War (Seven Years War) cost England a tremendous amount of money.  Even though
     England was victorious on the battlefield, it left England's treasury broke.  England and loyalists felt that the American colonists should help pay for the cost of the French and Indian War.  Therefore England
     began policies to get money out of the American colonies.  Many American Patriots were angry at England from imposing new taxes and taking away rights they had become used to in each colony.   Read
    the following information about the end of the French and Indian War.  Make a list of the 3 MOST important facts you learned from the reading and place them in your LiveBinder text box. 

3.  Find out how much money England spent winning the French and Indian War.  Write the figure in your LiveBinder textbox.  You should also include how much money that figure would be today.  According to
     the source, how does the cost of the French and Indian War compare to more modern wars such as the U.S. invasion of Iraq?  Place your answer in your LiveBinder text box.

4.  Conduct and Internet search to define the following terms in your LiveBinder text box: Debt, Navigation Acts, Writs of Assistance, Parliament, Sugar Act, Quartering Act

 
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Part II: British Impose New Taxes Infographic

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: British Impose New Taxes Infographic"

2.  Next, spend a few moments examining the British Impose New Taxes Infographic.  The infographic illustrates all of the information you need to learn about what the English want from the American
     colonists and how they plan to get it. 

3.  In your LiveBinder text box, make a list of the 10 most important facts you learned from exploring the British Impose New Taxes Infographic

4.  Next, reread the information about "British Writs of Assistance."  Compose a well written paragraph (7-9 sentences) answering the following question:

     Compare how a British Writ of Assistance worked before the American Revolution with the way a search warrent works today in the United States

    (Click here to learn more about modern day search warrants)

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Part III: The Sugar Act

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: The Sugar Act"

2.  Watch a message from King George III announcing the Sugar Act!

    

3.  Watch this short video clip from "America The Story Of U.S." to learn more about colonial trade and its relationship with England. 

4.  Watch the short entertaining video about the Sugar Act:

    



5.  Learn more about the Sugar Act by exploring the information below:  

     Sugar Act Video #2   \   Sugar Act in Box #3 of the materials  \  
Sugar Act Website Information


6.  Answer the following questions in your LiveBinder text box:

    A.  Why did George Grenville believe the Americans would accept the Sugar Act as a way to help pay off the debt from the French and Indian War?

    B.  What was the overall effect of the Sugar Act on the colonial American economy?

    C.  How did American patriots view the imposition of the Sugar Act on the American colonies?



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Part IV: The Quartering Act

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part IV: The Quartering Act"

2.  Learn more about the Quartering Act by exploring the Information on the website.  You will also want to explore the information about the Quartering Act on this website.  You should also watch the video c
    clips about the Quartering Act.  Quartering Act Video #1 | Quartering Act Video #2
  
3.  In your LiveBinder textbox: write a well written paragraph (7-9 sentences) answering the following question:

     Imagine you are a patriot living in the City of Boston in 1765.  Explain how you would feel about the Quartering Act and how having English Redcoats living in your home might change
     your lifestyle.  Be sure to use details from the resources above and to include details.    



 

White Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: The French and Indian War Plants The Seeds Of The American Revolution

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: The French and Indian War Plants The Seeds Of The American Revolution"

2.  After the French and Indian War, England found themselves to be in serious financial trouble.  The French and Indian War (Seven Years War) cost England a tremendous amount of money.  Even though
     England was victorious on the battlefield, it left England's treasury broke.  England and loyalists felt that the American colonists should help pay for the cost of the French and Indian War.  Therefore England
     began policies to get money out of the American colonies.  Many American Patriots were angry at England from imposing new taxes and taking away rights they had become used to in each colony.   Read
     the section titled "Consequences of the French and Indian War". Make a list of the 2 MOST important facts you learned from the reading and place them in your LiveBinder text box. 

3.  Conduct and Internet search to define the following terms in your LiveBinder text box: Debt, Navigation Acts, Parliament, Writs of Assistance, Sugar Act, Quartering Act

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Part II: British Impose New Taxes Infographic

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: British Impose New Taxes Infographic"

2.  Next, spend a few moments examining the British Impose New Taxes Infographic.  The infographic illustrates all of the information you need to learn about what the English want from the American
     colonists and how they plan to get it. 

3.  Using the information found in the British Impose New Taxes Infographic, to make 3 lists in your LiveBinder text box: 

    - 5 facts you learned about British Writs of Assistance

    - 5 facts you learned about the Sugar Act

    - 5 facts you learned about the Quartering Act. 


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Part III: The Sugar Act

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: The Sugar Act"

2.  Watch a message from King George III announcing the Sugar Act!

    

3.  Watch this short video clip from "America The Story Of U.S." to learn more about colonial trade and its relationship with England. 

4.  Watch the short entertaining video about the Sugar Act:

    



5.  Learn more about the Sugar Act by exploring the information below:  

     Sugar Act Video #2   \   Sugar Act in Box #3 of the materials  \  
Sugar Act Website Information


    A.  What year was the Sugar Act passed by Parliament?

    B.  Who was the British Prime Minister that introduced the Sugar Act to Parliament? 

    C.  The Sugar Act was mainly about the manufacture of which colonial product?

  

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Part IV: The Quartering Act

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part IV: The Quartering Act"

2.  Learn more about the Quartering Act by exploring the Information on the website.  You will also want to explore the information about the Quartering Act on this website.  You should also watch the video 
    clips about the Quartering Act.  Quartering Act Video #1 | Quartering Act Video #2

3.  In your LiveBinder textbox, make a list of at least 2 reasons why the British forced the Quartering Act on the American Colonists. 
  
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.  In your LiveBinder textbox: write a well written paragraph (5-7 sentences) answering the following question:

     Imagine you are a loyalist living in the City of Boston in 1765.  Explain why you would support the Quartering Act.  You can use the two reasons you listed above in your paragraph.
 

Blue Activity:
 Assignments to Complete:

Part I: The French and Indian War Plants The Seeds Of The American Revolution

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: The French and Indian War Plants The Seeds Of The American Revolution"

2.  After the French and Indian War, England found themselves to be in serious financial trouble.  The French and Indian War (Seven Years War) cost England a tremendous amount of money.  Even though
     England was victorious on the battlefield, it left England's treasury broke.  England and loyalists felt that the American colonists should help pay for the cost of the French and Indian War.  Therefore England
     began policies to get money out of the American colonies.  Many American Patriots were angry at England from imposing new taxes and taking away rights they had become used to in each colony.   Read
     the section titled "Consequences of the French and Indian War".  Write down at least one fact  you learned from the reading and place them in your LiveBinder text box. 

3.  Conduct and Internet search to define the following terms in your LiveBinder text box: Debt, Navigation Acts, Parliament, Writs of Assistance, Sugar Act, Quartering Act

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Part II: British Impose New Taxes Infographic

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: British Impose New Taxes Infographic"

2.  Next, spend a few moments examining the British Impose New Taxes Infographic.  The infographic illustrates all of the information you need to learn about what the English want from the American
     colonists and how they plan to get it. 

3.  Using the information found in the British Impose New Taxes Infographic, to make 3 lists in your LiveBinder text box: 

    - 2 facts you learned about British Writs of Assistance

    - 2 facts you learned about the Sugar Act

    - 2 facts you learned about the Quartering Act. 



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Part III: The Sugar Act

Part III: The Sugar Act

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: The Sugar Act"

2.  Watch a message from King George III announcing the Sugar Act!

    

3.  Watch this short video clip from "America The Story Of U.S." to learn more about colonial trade and its relationship with England. 

4.  Watch the short entertaining video about the Sugar Act:

    



5.  Learn more about the Sugar Act by exploring the information below:  

     Sugar Act Video #2   \   Sugar Act in Box #3 of the materials  \  
Sugar Act Website Information

    A.  What year was the Sugar Act passed by Parliament?

    B.  The Sugar Act was mainly about the manufacture of which colonial product?

  

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Part IV: The Quartering Act

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part IV: The Quartering Act"

2.  Learn more about the Quartering Act by exploring the Information on the website.  You should also watch the video clips about the Quartering Act.  Quartering Act Video #1 | Quartering Act Video #2

3.  In your LiveBinder textbox, make a list of at least 3 facts your learned about the Quartering Act from the website and videos. 
  
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