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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[ further mumbling ] Stamp Act.
And the question: What was the major concern of colonists
who opposed the provisions listed in the excerpt?
All right, and here are your potential answers.
[ mumbles ]
Okay, so here we go.
Most Americans weren't exactly thrilled when
news of the Stamp Act reached their shores.
So let's see which answer best describes
why this particular law really stuck in the colonists' craw.
Was a major concern of colonists opposing the Stamp Act
A - the presence of British troops in the colonies?
Well, actually, British troops had been in the colonies for years,
which had been a continuing source of tension
along with the stringent trade restrictions
colonists were required to follow.
So there was nothing new about A or C.
Were colonists frustrated with the Stamp Act over D -
development of the land won in the French and Indian War?
Well, the Stamp Act had to do with
paying for the war, not with what would happen
to the land once the conflict had ended.
So it's not D, either.
Which makes the major concern of colonists opposing the Stamp Act
B - being taxed without their consent.
The Stamp Act caused a whole new level of hurt for colonists
as it forced them to pay taxes
without any measure of consent.
So B is the right answer.
Since colonists had no say in the decisions being made inParliament,
they decided to go a little Extreme Makeover: Protest Edition
on their British masters.
[ boos ]