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The Access to History sequence is the most well-liked and relied on sequence for AS- and A-level heritage scholars. the hot titles mix all of the strengths of this well-loved sequence with a brand new layout and lines that let all scholars entry to the content material and examine talents had to in achieving examination good fortune. layout positive aspects include:

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This ebook investigates the occasions which ended in the British domination of the North American colonies in the course of its clash with France, and the ensuing tensions which this good fortune. It is going directly to study the British regulations in the direction of the colonies and the way those laid the trail to American independence and, finally, the structure. the level to which a revolution happened is analyzed, and the narrative concludes via taking a look at the effect of this independence on Britain and the USA. in the course of the booklet, key dates, phrases, and concerns are highlighted, and old interpretations of key debates are defined. precis diagrams are incorporated to consolidate wisdom and figuring out of the interval, and exam-style questions and guidance written via examiners for the AQA and Edexcel examination requirements give you the chance to advance examination abilities.

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This chapter will examine the causes of the War of Independence by examining the following themes: • • • • • • • The The The The The The The situation in 1763–64 Stamp Act controversy Townshend crisis years of calm: 1770–73 impact of the Boston Tea Party outbreak of war Declaration of Independence Key dates 1763 The Proclamation Line 1764 The Sugar and Currency Acts 1765 The Stamp Act 1766 Repeal of the Stamp Act 1767 Townshend duties 1770 March The Boston Massacre April Repeal of Townshend duties 1773 May The Tea Act December The Boston Tea Party 1774 Spring The Coercive Acts September First Continental Congress 1775 April The Battle of Lexington and Concord May Second Continental Congress June The Battle of Bunker Hill 1776 January Publication of Common Sense July The Declaration of Independence 34 | Britain and the American Colonies 1740–89 1 | The Situation in 1763–64 Key question Fishing rights (French) NEWFOUNDLAND INDIAN RESERVE Miquelon Is.

Only licensed traders could obtain furs. Commissaries were to be appointed to supervise the exchange of furs between whites and Indians at designated sites. Northern and southern Indian departments took over the conduct of Indian relations from the individual colonies. To what extent did Grenville’s Western policies alienate Americans? The Proclamation Line: 1763 Key date The 1763 Proclamation Key question The Causes of the War of Independence | 37 The results of British Western policy Key terms British Western policies were unpopular: Frontiersmen People who lived close to the borders of the colonies or in Indian territory.

From the lowest official in the parish to the greatest minister of state, service undertaken was in the name of the monarch. George III (1760–1820) took an active part in government. Within limits, he chose the ministers who served him – the limits being essentially their ability to command parliamentary support. The American Colonies by 1763 | 27 Parliament did very little with regard to public policy. This was largely because most MPs believed the best form of government was the least form of government.

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