King George III portrait

TASK

Consider the following news alert. As a class discuss your responses to the questions.

Read the introduction to the Sugar act which introduces the basic elements of the act and the main reasons for colonial opposition to the act.

Split into groups and analyze seven documents. Examine the documents and answer the questions that follow. Groups will ‘share-out’ their answers.

Use the graphic organizer provided to organize the documents and provide evidence that can be used to justify or refute the right of the British to tax the American Colonies. Use evidence compiled on your graphic organizer to take a stance on the British right to tax. This will then be used in a small group debate. Finally, you will reflect on the debate and write a short paragraph explaining whether or not you would change your original argument.