By Alan Farmer
The Access to History sequence is the most well-liked and depended on sequence for AS- and A-level heritage scholars. the recent titles mix the entire strengths of this well-loved sequence with a brand new layout and lines that permit all scholars entry to the content material and examine abilities had to in attaining 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 luck. It is going directly to learn the British guidelines in the direction of the colonies and the way those laid the trail to American independence and, eventually, the structure. the level to which a revolution happened is analyzed, and the narrative concludes by means of the effect of this independence on Britain and the United States. during the ebook, key dates, phrases, and matters are highlighted, and historic interpretations of key debates are defined. precis diagrams are incorporated to consolidate wisdom and figuring out of the interval, and exam-style questions and tips written via examiners for the AQA and Edexcel examination requisites give you the chance to enhance examination abilities.
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Extra info for Access to History. Britain and the American Colonies 1740-89
Moreover, the death or ill-health of many experienced politicians led to the emergence of a new generation of political leaders. The result was political instability in the 1760s. The situation 1757–63 The Duke of Newcastle, in every government since the days of Walpole, proved to be a poor war leader. In 1757 he was forced to take William Pitt into his government and make him co-equal. Pitt had popular support and was a great orator. After 1757 he controlled military, naval and foreign policy while Newcastle 28 | Britain and the American Colonies 1740–89 Porphyria A physical condition affecting the nervous system, inflicting huge pain and symptoms which can sometimes be taken for insanity.
The House of Burgesses had the sole right to tax Virginians. The House rejected the two most radical resolutions: • Virginians were not obliged to obey any laws designed to tax them without their consent. • Those who supported such taxes were enemies of the colony. Since Henry’s resolutions were printed and circulated in their entirety in many colonial newspapers, the impression was given that Virginia had rejected the Stamp Act and sanctioned open resistance if Britain tried to enforce it. Most of the colonial assemblies had finished their spring sessions by the time the news of the Virginia Resolves arrived.
Britain’s right to regulate colonial trade had long been accepted as normal practice. However, the Sugar Act represented a fundamental revision in the relationship between Britain and the colonies. By imposing duties to raise revenue, Britain was essentially taxing Americans who were unrepresented in the British Parliament. Once it was accepted that Parliament could tax the colonies at will, where would it end? Moreover, Americans were aware that Parliament sought to tax the colonies further. In 1764 Grenville informed all colonial governors that he intended to introduce a stamp tax in America.