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The American Revolution: The Quartering Act of 1765
Transcript of The American Revolution: The Quartering Act of 1765
American Revolution? The American Revolution was the individualization of America from England and its government. The Quartering Act is the act England created to require that colonists provide British troops with living quarters and supplies (i.e. cooking utensils, beer or cider, salt, etc.) The colonists in New York refused to pay the extreme cost of the large and growing army of General Thomas Gage. Due to this, the New York Assembly was not permitted to meet by the British government until they agreed to pay. King George III was, obviously, very important to this act because after it was passed by Parliament, he was the one that officially signed it and set it to start on March 24th, 1765. What Is The American
Revolution? What is the
Quartering Act? What The
Colonists Think The colonists were highly upset with the act. This of course was also caused by other previous acts (i.e. the Stamp Act). "The Quartering Act... seemed to colonists like sneaky ways of making Britain richer" (The Liberty Tree: The Beginning of the American Revolution, Lucille Recht Penner, David Wesnel" page 7) The British troops justify the tax by saying that they were protecting the colonists from the French, therefore they owed them a favor, even though the colonists did not find the French a threat. Why was the Quartering
Act created? What was the Impact of this Act? A Compromise? Resources The colonists could have come together and built a large barrack (building that held a large group of people) for the British troops. http://www.usfca.edu/fac-staff/conwell/revolution/stamp.htm http://www.britishbattles.com/images/american-revolution-map.gif http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2538/4096418280_9520f5cc77_z.jpg http://bethtrissel.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/british-soldiers4.jpg http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_h4mQhKHTy8k/TUm8b_ExraI/AAAAAAAAAA8/vtaKmnsnVyI/s1600/the-quartering-act.jpg 2 Important People Another very important person involved in this act was General Thomas Gage. Also known as the "Commander in Chief of North America", he was very critical when it comes to implementing this act. http://www.carolana.com/NC/Royal-Colony/The-Quatering-Act-1765.html http://www.revolutionary-war-and-beyond.com/quartering-act-of-1765.html http://www.stamp-act-history.com/quartering-act/1765-march-quartering-act/ pg. 68, "History Alive! The United States through Industrialism, TCi" http://www.puzzle-maker.com/CW/ Short Answer Questions Can you think of some other compromises? Do you think this act was fair? Why or why not. Example of barrack. King George III General Thomas Gage In conclusion, the quartering act was created so that the British troops could be supplied with housing and living supplies at cost of the colonists. The colonists were not very happy. Even taking this into account the Quartering Act was not officially repealed but updated. A second Quartering Act was put to action on June 2nd, 1774 requiring private homes to also house British troops. Conclusion http://www.usconstitution.net/quarteringact.html