Chapter 11 Lesson 2

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Chapter 11 Lesson 2

  1. 1. Chapter 11 Lesson 2 The 13 Colonies Rebel (1760-1780)
  2. 2. The Big Picture (1) ✦ American colonists were angered by Great Britian. Therefore they rebelled against their mother country. ✦ They wanted liberty.
  3. 3. England Tightens Its Grip (2) ✦ Colonists like Patrick Henry felt the Stamp Act was unfair. He was accused of commiting treason. ✦ Sam Adams, one of the Sons of Liberty, wanted the Stamp Act to be repealed
  4. 4. England Tightens Its Grip (2) ✦ Delegates from 9 colonies attended a Stamp Act Congress. They demanded the Stamp Act be repealed. ✦ Parliament in Great Britain repealed the Stamp Act.
  5. 5. Troubles in Boston (4) ✦ Townshend Acts required Colonists to pay taxes on tea, paper, lead, glass and paint. ✦ Colonists boycotted British goods. Daughters of Liberty spun thread to avoid buying cloth from Britain.
  6. 6. Troubles in Boston (4)
  7. 7. Troubles in Boston (4) ✦ Boston Massacre occurred when Colonists threatened to attack British troops sent to control Boston’s citizens.
  8. 8. Troubles in Boston (4) ✦ 5 Colonists were killed in Boston Massacre, including Crispus Attucks.
  9. 9. Colonists Rebel (3) ✦ Committees of Correspondence were formed to unite the colonies. ✦ Sam Adams called a town meeting in Boston to “state the rights of the colonies”
  10. 10. Colonists Rebel (3) ✦ By 1774, all of the colonies had Committees of Correspondence except PA.
  11. 11. Colonists Rebel (3) ✦ Boston Tea Party- 342 chests of British tea was dumped into the Boston Harbor ✦ Boston Harbor and port were closed and town meetings were banned. Soldiers tried to keep order.

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