AP U.S. History Exam 1.10

AP U.S. History Exam 1.10. What was the major concern of colonists who opposed the provisions listed in the excerpt?

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Evolving Political and Cultural Attitudes in the ColoniesColonial Resistance to British Control
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The Colonial Independence Movement and the War for IndependenceBasis of the Call for Resistance
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[ further mumbling ] Stamp Act.

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And the question: What was the major concern of colonists

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who opposed the provisions listed in the excerpt?

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All right, and here are your potential answers.

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[ mumbles ]

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Okay, so here we go.

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Most Americans weren't exactly thrilled when

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news of the Stamp Act reached their shores.

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So let's see which answer best describes

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why this particular law really stuck in the colonists' craw.

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Was a major concern of colonists opposing the Stamp Act

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A - the presence of British troops in the colonies?

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Well, actually, British troops had been in the colonies for years,

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which had been a continuing source of tension

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along with the stringent trade restrictions

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colonists were required to follow.

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So there was nothing new about A or C.

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Were colonists frustrated with the Stamp Act over D -

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development of the land won in the French and Indian War?

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Well, the Stamp Act had to do with

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paying for the war, not with what would happen

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to the land once the conflict had ended.

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So it's not D, either.

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Which makes the major concern of colonists opposing the Stamp Act

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B - being taxed without their consent.

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The Stamp Act caused a whole new level of hurt for colonists

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as it forced them to pay taxes

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without any measure of consent.

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So B is the right answer.

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Since colonists had no say in the decisions being made inParliament,

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they decided to go a little Extreme Makeover: Protest Edition

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on their British masters.

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