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Title: The Road to Revolution Author: Susan M. Pojer Last modified by: user Created Date: 6/22/2005 2:32:14 AM Document presentation format: On-screen Show (4:3) – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: The Road to Revolution


1
The Road to Revolution (1770-1776)
Coach Roberts Luella HS
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
Committees of Correspondence
Purpose ? warn neighboring colonies
about incidents with Br. ? broaden the
resistance movement.
7
Tea Act (1773)
  • British East India Co.
  • Monopoly on Br. tea imports.
  • 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.

8
Boston Tea Party (1773)
9
The Coercive or IntolerableActs (1774)
1. Port Bill
2. Government Act
3. New Quartering Act
Lord North
4. Administration of Justice Act
10
The Quebec Act (1774)
11
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.
12
The British Are Coming . . .
Paul Revere William Dawes make their midnight
ride to warn the Minutemen of approaching British
soldiers.
13
The Shot Heard Round the World!
Lexington Concord April 18,1775
14
The Second Continental Congress(1775)
Olive Branch Petition
15
Was the American Revolution Inevitable??
16
Thomas Paine Common Sense
17
Declaration of Independence (1776)
18
Declaration of Independence
19
Independence Hall
20
New National Symbols
21
PowerPoint Provided by and Special Thanks to
  • Ms. Susan M. PojerHorace Greeley HS Chappaqua,
    NY
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