The Road to Revolution - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – The Road to Revolution PowerPoint presentation | free to download - id: 6dbd97-NmI2N



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

The Road to Revolution

Description:

6-3: The Road to Lexington and Concord The Intolerable Acts Militia The Intolerable Acts Coercive Acts The Intolerable Acts Parliament was more determined ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:64
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Date added: 5 July 2019
Slides: 24
Provided by: gcisdk12
Learn more at: http://www.gcisd-k12.org
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: The Road to Revolution


1
The Road to Revolution
  • 6-3 The Road to Lexington and Concord

2
The Intolerable Acts
  • Militia
  • armed citizens who practiced to defend their
    communities
  • Minutemen
  • militiamen who were trained to be ready at a
    minutes warning

3
The Intolerable Acts
colonial name for the Coercive Acts
Intolerable
  • Coercive Acts
  • laws passed by Parliament to punish Boston for
    the Tea Party
  • closed the port of Boston til the tea was paid
    for
  • banned committees of correspondence and limited
    town council meetings and the Massachusetts
    Colonial Assembly to just once a year
  • included a stricter Quartering Act, allowing
    troops to be housed in private homes
  • provided for trials in Britain of British
    officials accused of crimes in America

4
The Intolerable Acts
Thomas Gage
  • British general sent to Boston as Governor to
    enforce the Coercive Acts

Summary
  • Parliament was more determined than ever to
    master the colonists.
  • Their efforts actually drew the colonies closer
    together, as other colonies sent food and money
    to Boston and colonists again met to discuss
    acting together

5
The First Continental Congress Meets
  • 1st Continental Congress
  • meeting of delegates from most colonies
  • asked Parliament to repeal Coercive Acts
  • urged colonies to train their militias and store
    weapons just in case
  • Summary
  • While not ready to call for independence,
    colonists were determined to act together to
    uphold their rights.

6
Between War and Peace
  • leader of Massachusetts Committee of Safety,
    which was storing weapons in Concord and elsewhere

7
BetweenWar and Peace
8
Between War and Peace
Patrick Henry
  • in Virginias House of Burgesses, called for
    Virginia to follow Massachusetts lead and
    prepare for war ...
  • known for the line
  • I know not what course others may take,
  • but as for me,
  • Give me Liberty, or Give me Death!

9
Between War and Peace
  • Summary
  • Colonists thought a show of force would cause
    Britain to change its policies for governing the
    colonies, and continued to organize to be ready.

10
The Midnight Ride
  • colonial leaders in Lexington where General
    Thomas Gage sent troops to arrest them

11
The Midnight Ride
12
The Midnight Ride
13
The Midnight Ride
  • Paul Revere William Dawes
  • messengers who rode to Lexington warning
    colonists along the way of the approaching
    British soldiers
  • both were stopped just outside Lexington
  • Revere was captured
  • Dawes escaped with a lame horse

14
The Midnight Ride
  • Dr. Samuel Prescott
  • joined Dawes and Revere in Lexington en route to
    Concord
  • only one of the three to make it to Concord to
    warn their militia

15
The Midnight Ride
  • Summary
  • colonial networks of communication spread the
    news of British troop movements so that militias
    might be prepared to protect their towns

16
Lexington Concord
  • Loyalists

Patriots
  • Americans who supported the British government
  • Americans who fought against the British
    government and, later, supported independence

17
Lexington Concord
  • Lexington

Concord
  • British troops sent here to capture weapons and
    ammunition
  • 1st American (Patriot) victory of Revolutionary
    War
  • 1st battle of the Revolutionary War
  • British victory

18
Lexington Concord
  • John Parker
  • Captain of the 70 Lexington militiamen who faced
    700 British troops to show that they would
    defend their towns against British tyranny

19
Lexington Concord
20
Lexington Concord
21
Lexington Concord
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • American poet who called the events at Lexington
    and Concord
  • The shot heard round the world.

By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their
flag to April's breeze unfurled Here once the
embattled farmers stood And fired the shot
heard round the world.
22
Lexington Concord
  • Summary
  • War begins. The colonists have shown the
    determination to fight for their rights as
    Englishmen.
  • The British soldiers are chased back to Boston as
    American organization becomes suddenly evident.

23
The Road to Revolution6-3 The Road to
Lexington Concord
About PowerShow.com