British Parliament Acts
1.Think through each act passed by the British Parliament, and the outburst it created leading up to the War. How would each piece of legislation have affected people in the colonies differently? For example: who suffered more on a daily basis under the Townshend duties versus the Quartering Act- poor, wealthy, men, women, coastal or rural people, etc? Include: The Stamp Act Congress Condemns the Stamp Act (1765) and Thomas Preston Description of the Boston Massacre (1770) in your analysis.
2. What are some of the common themes that both Thomas Paine and the the Continental Congress express regarding reasons for American Independence from England? How do their messages change depending on the audience that is receiving these statements? Please cite at least 2 examples.