This was something new; Parliament had previously passed measures to regulate trade in the colonies, but it had never before directly taxed the colonies to raise revenue.
Use the discussion board for your response. Create your own crowd action Return to the short biographies Pick a speaker, crowd leader, and crowd participant using what you have learned in the analytical exercise. The speaker should be someone who was likely to have written one of the protests or resolutions listed under The Protest in Words.
The crowd leader should be someone who was in a position to recruit and lead the crowd. The crowd participant should be someone who was willing and able to carry out the physical requirements of the protest.
Determine where your crowd would meet to plan the protest and what action they would agree to take. Post your choices and provide a brief reason to support each one. Respond to at least two other postings.
Investigating The Consequences William Pitt Interrogating Sources History can be examined by recreating events in a realistic context. This exercise asks you to do your own recreation by drawing on what you have already learned from your examination and analysis of the evidence and by looking at models drawn from the period we are investigating.
Examine the following evidence and consider what they tell you about the British and patriot responses to the repeal or ending of the Stamp Act. Read the quotation from William Pitt: It is, that the Stamp Act be repealed absolutely, totally, and immediately; that the reason for the repeal should be assigned, because it was founded on an erroneous principle.
At the same time, let the sovereign authority of this country over the colonies be asserted in as strong terms as can be devised, and be made to extend every point of legislation whatsoever: Writing Exercise Submit your response as directed by your instructor.
But consider how you might construct and present your response to look as much like it would have in Write a brief editorial on the meaning of repeal from either the American or the British perspective as assigned by your instructor. Or create a political cartoon from one of these perspectives that satirizes makes political humor the actions of the opposition.
Base your editorial or cartoon on what you have learned from the combined exercises and from the material presented on the repeal of the Stamp Act. Optional Viewing Activity Reading an image? This tinted engraving depicts the tarring and feathering of John Malcolm, a Commissioner of Customs, by the Sons of Liberty a little less than a decade after the Stamp Act protests.
It also appeared in other versions The image had multiple meanings for contemporaries. The read it as a larger message, but also took note of the specific symbols and phrases contained within the image. These symbols and phrases connected to ideas and events that took place during the protests that lead up to the moment of Malcolm's punishment.
How would 18 th Century Americans read this image? Read the image yourself and look for the different meanings and ideas it contains. Some key symbols and phrases contained within circles. Click on the icon below when you have finished your reading for additional information on the symbols and phrases contained in this image.
Detailed Image The noose might be a general threat or a symbol that represented the popular use of effigies in protests. This outfit identifies the participant as a sailor.
The leather apron on the man next to him identifies him as an artisan. Why were they involved? The liquid used would be distasteful and likely to promote vomiting—possibly vinegar.
The official's costume is the result of Tarring and Feathering. It was a painful and dangerous practice that covered the subject with hot tar, rolled him in chicken feathers, and subjected him to public ridicule.
Liberty cap on a pole, a symbol of the American Revolution and the Sons of Liberty.George Grenville (14 October – 13 November ) was a British Whig statesman who rose to the position of Prime Minister of Great Britain.
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William Pitt's Defense of the American Colonies. As American opposition to the Stamp Act grew, Pitt's brother-in-law, Prime Minister George Grenville, vigorously defended the tax. Pitt rose in the Commons on January 14, to "deliver my mind and heart upon the state of America." His address, excerpted here, helped secure the Act's repeal.
The Townshend Acts of Lord Grenville lost the seat of Prime Minister in , but it was not because his plans to get American colonists to pay their taxes had failed. On February 6th George Grenville rose in Parliment to offer the fifty-five resolutions of his stamp bill.
The bill was paused eleven days later, and on March 22nd, was ordered into affect by the king of Britain. Lord Grenville is shown "carrying his favourite Childs Coffin, Miss Americ Stamp, who was born in and died hard in " Following him are Bute, Bedford, and Temple, some of the same Englishmen who were responsible for passing the act.