c. it was the first direct tax Parliament imposed on the colonies.
d. none of the revenue raised would be spent within the colonies themselves.
e. Benjamin Franklin went public with his opposition to it.
13. How did the Stamp Act differ from the Sugar Act?
a. Whereas the Stamp Act was still in place at the time of the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, the Sugar Act was quickly
b. Whereas the Stamp Act affected, and therefore offended, a large portion of the colonial population, the Sugar Act mainly
affected residents of colonial ports.
c. Whereas the Stamp Act was predominantly opposed by northern merchants, the Sugar Act was mainly opposed by southern
d. Whereas the Stamp Act was passed in close collaboration with colonial leaders, the Sugar Act was a total surprise to the
e. Whereas the Stamp Act focused on the regulation of trade, the Sugar Act was a direct tax on the colonists.
14. How did the British government predominantly view the American colonies prior to the Revolution?
a. as an expensive and troublesome responsibility that many in Parliament were eager to be free from
b. as an economic possession, the inhabitants of which were merely employees of the empire and had no political rights
c. as a “sister nation,” destined for independence, but as of yet too immature and economically undeveloped to rule itself
d. as a “confederation of equals” with British citizens, highly involved in creating British laws and thus obligated to respect
e. as unequal parts in a larger political and economic system, strictly subject to the rulings of Parliament
15. Americans were not represented in the House of Commons, and therefore felt they were being taxed without their consent. What
rallying cry did this lead to?
a. “Give me liberty, or give me death!”
b. “We are freemen—not born slaves!”
c. “All men are created equal.”
d. “We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”
e. “No taxation without representation!”