New York State Library, NYSL_Rivingtons_Advertisement
List of goods imported from London, Rivington's Advertisement, January 27, 1774.
What types of items does the document show are for sale?
Where are the items imported from?
How does this advertisement connect to British policies in the pre-revolution time period?
What advantage does this give to British merchants?
Research Colonial nonimportation agreements and compare to current tax, tariff, and import quotas as part of US economic policy.
Write a letter to a British tax official in the colonies explaining why the various new taxes are unfair to the citizens. Use the concept of “no taxation without representation” correctly in your letter.
Exceprts from various Parliamentary Acts—Quartering Act, Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Townshend Acts, and Tea Act.
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Morgan, Edmund S., and Helen M. Morgan. The Stamp Act Crisis: Prologue to Revolution. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1953
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Wahlke, John C. Causes of the American Revolution. Boston: DC Heath, 1962.
Wood, Gordon S. The Radicalism of the American Revolution. NY: Alfred Knopf, 1992.