The Declaratory Act of 1766: Definition & Summary

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This was the first attempt by Great Britain to tax the American colonies, in 1764:

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1. Critics of British tax policy claimed that the Empire benefited from its commercial relationship with the colonies, which was called:

2. The passage of this Act in 1765 provoked widespread anger and violence in the American colonies:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combination will test your understanding of the Declaratory Act of 1766. Items that will be in the test include the British tax policy and war.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Britain's first attempt to tax American colonies
  • Critics of the British tax policy
  • 1765 act that created a violent atmosphere
  • British war victory that gave Britain more power

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Declaratory Act of 1766
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the British tax policy
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how Americans felt about the British and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To understand more about the act, study the lesson on The Declaratory Act of 1766. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the British empire in 1766
  • Explores the American colonies being taxed by the British
  • Explains resistance to the policies of Britain
  • Covers how this act influenced the American Revolution
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