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Title: The Road to Revolution


1
The Road to Revolution (1770-1776)
2
Was the American Revolution Inevitable??
3
Tar and Feathering
4
The Boston Massacre (March 5,1770)
5
The Gaspee Incident (1772)
Providence, RI coast
6
The Skinny
  • Gaspee was a British customs ship
  • Was boarded by rebels when chasing a smuggling
    boat
  • Lt. was wounded and ship was set on fire
  • British now paid governors salaries instead of
    colonies
  • What power does that give them?

7
Committees of Correspondence
Purpose ? warn neighboring colonies
about incidents with Br. ? broaden the
resistance movement.
8
Tea Act (1773)
  • British East India Co.
  • Monopoly on Br. tea imports going broke
  • Many members of Parl. held shares.
  • Permitted the Co. to sell tea directly to cols.
    without col. middlemen (cheaper tea!)
  • North expected the cols. to eagerly choose the
    cheaper tea.

9
Boston Tea Party (1773)
10
One Crazy Night
  • In response to the Stamp Act and Townshend Acts
  • Sons of Liberty, disguised as Indians, dump
    90,000 tons of tea into the harbor
  • British and many colonists unhappy
  • Britain closes Boston Harbor

11
The Coercive or IntolerableActs (1774)
  • Port Bill

2. Government Act
3. New Quartering Act
Lord North
4. Administration of Justice Act
12
TheQuebec Act (1774)
Took Indian lands (Ontario) Took parts of US
(IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) Free practice of
Catholicism
13
First Continental Congress (1774)
55 delegates from 12 colonies
Agenda ? How to respond to the Coercive Acts
the Quebec Act?
1 vote per colony represented.
14
The British Are Coming . . .
Paul Revere William Dawes make their midnight
ride to warn the Minutemen of approaching British
soldiers.
15
The Shot Heard Round the World!
Lexington Concord April 18,1775
16
The Second Continental Congress(1775)
Olive Branch Petition
17
Was the American Revolution Inevitable??
18
Thomas Paine Common Sense
19
Declaration of Independence (1776)
20
Declaration of Independence
21
Independence Hall
22
New National Symbols
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