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Basic Fact Questions•Which British Law caused the most protests during this time?•What is a boycott?•In what ways did the protests become violent?•Who were the targets of some of these violent protests?•According to thewas theifmind? Adams was the voice of the revolution, who video, Sam•What was another name for a loyalist?
DebateColonists do not have the right toviolently protest these tax laws?
William Penn Windom:Did you vote against violent protests?
Then give yourself 20 points for votingin character.Quakers are pacifists - they do notbelieve in violence.
Historical Effects• Protests hurt Loyalists and many of them live in fear. These folks lose 10 points.• Boycotts hurt all merchants and tradesmen. These folks lose 10 points• Peaceful gatherings of colonists,around a common cause, help the Revolutionaries to spread their opinions. These folks gain 20 points• Wigs are needed for the effigies of stamp collectors that are hanged in the streets. The wigmaker, Daniel Hatfield gains 20 points.• Tax collectors are major targets of mob behavior. These folks lose 15 points.• The year is 1767, the comment is "Effects - Protests"
Boycott!Roll the die to see which tradesmens store is boycotted. Rollthe die a second time to determine which faction is boycottingthe store. If you are boycotted you lose 30 points!First Roll Second Roll1 - Daniel Hatfield 1-3 Loyalist boycott2 - Igmar Elfsborg 4-6 Revolutionary boycott3 - Dirk Vandemeter4 - William Penn Windom5 - David Rosenbloom6 - Marcel Minuet
Colonists in rural areas (living outside of cities) arent asworried about taxes and trade laws, but they do face otherchallenges. The dice roll will determine the following:1 - A malaria epidemic hits the swampy southern colonies. All southerns outside of Charleston, SC lose 10 points.2 - A trading ship carrying wheat from New York is sunk bySpanish pirates. All New Yorkers outside of NYC lose 10points.3 - A swarm of insects attack the Pennsylvania crops. Allrural Pennsylvanians lose 10 points.4 - A brutally cold winter hits New Englanders. People inConcord lose 10 points5 -A drought hits the East Coast of North America. ALL ruralcolonists lose 20 points.6 - Abundant rainfall and good weather hits the East Coast ofNorth America. ALL rural colonists gain 20 points.
Boston Occupied!• Troopships have their gun ports open and aimed at the town - ready to use• The troops march off the ships, up Kings Street, salute the Governor and pitch camp on Boston Common.• These are professional soldiers - regulars in the British Army.• People of Boston are appalled at the image of foreign troops, made all of their fears seam real.
The Quartering Act & British Soldiers•In 1768 British troops are sent to Boston to subdue the colonial protests.•The colonists have to feed and house the soldiers, and the presence of redcoats causes tension in Boston.• By 1770, fights were breaking out between Revolutionaries and British soldiers at pubs and public gatherings spots. Much of the unrest is fueled by Sam Adams and the Sons of Liberty.
Historical Effects -•The presence of British troops makes Loyalists feel safe. All Loyalists gain 25 points.•The soldiers keep mobs from forming. Revolutionaries lose 15 points.•Farmers that are good at making homespun items are able to sell their items due to the demand. Farmers gain 10 points.
Random Chance!British Soldiers are living in Boston house. Some people may need toquarter them.1- Soldiers order more food from Joshua Wilkes farm. They pay himwell. He gains 10 points!2 - Soldiers move into to Daniel Hatfields house. He needs feedthem. He loses 10 points.3 - Soldiers move into Samuel Henrys house. They suspect he is aRevolutionary and search his house for documents. He loses 30points! 4- Soldiers move into Oliver Otiss house. They protect him from themobs. He gains 20 points!5 - Soldiers move into Horatio Hutchinsons house. They protect hisbrother from angry mobs. He gains 10 points.6 - Soldiers move into Sir Arthur Adams house. They protect hishouse from mobs. He gains 20 points.
Basic Fact Questions•Who was the Captain of the British soldiers?•How many people died during the massacre?•Who is the most famous "victim" of the massacre?•What is the name of the person who was killed a few days before the massacre?•Who created the engraving that spread the news about massacre?
Debate -One should be allowed toexaggerate the truth in order tobe more persuasive?
Historical Effects• The Massacre actually helps Revolutionaries because it is used as propaganda. All Revolutionaries gain 20 points.• Samuel Henrys Paper sells out in one day. He gains 10 points.• Loyalists in New England face hostility. All Massachusetts Loyalists lose 20 points.• Crispus Attucks, who is the first to die in the massacre is hailed as a Patriot hero. His cousin, Joshua Wilkes gains 10 points.• A Revolutionary mob when they hear the massacre, storms the estate of Sir Arthur Adams and burns down his barns. He loses 30 points.
Boycott!Roll the die to see which tradesmens store is boycotted. Rollthe die a second time to determine which faction is boycottingthe store.First Roll Second Roll1 - Daniel Hatfield 1-3 Loyalist boycott2 - Igmar Elfsborg 4-6 Revolutionary boycott3 - Dirk Vandemeter4 - William Penn Windom5 - David Rosenbloom6 - Samuel Sheffield
Some colonists struggle during these difficulttimes, and some folks manage to prosper from themisfortunes of others. The dice roll will determinethe following:1-2 -- The price of indigo rises in Europe. Allresidents of South Carolina gain ten points.3-4 -- Due to the boycotts of British goods, farmingand trade increase in the Middle colonies. Allresidents of New York and Pennsylvania gain 10points.5- 6 -- New England receives secret aid from theFrench. All Massachusetts residents gain 10points.
Sam Adams is Thrilled! • He rushes a newspaper (Journal of Occurances) into print to describe all the (real or unreal) incidents of the occupation. • He sends the journal to the other colonies, as a message "Boston is on the frontier of Liberty!" This could happen next to you!
Committees of Correspondence • Patriot Sam Adams helped Boston and 80 other Massachusetts towns organize the Committees of Correspondence, to spread the word of the new British crimes. • By 1774 an inter-colonial information network united most of the colonies.
Historical Effects•The Patriot cause is gaining supporters. ALL Loyalists lose 10 points.•Samuel Henry prints the letters. He gains 10 points.
In 1773, many more colonists have joined the Patriotcause, but there are still a good number of Loyalists andNeutralists. Colonists who have chosen a side havemore to lose OR to gain as tensions rise.1, 2 = Committee letters are intercepted by the British.All Patriots lose 30 points and the Loyalists gain 30points.3,4, = Committee letters are published in manynewspapers and help to spread the Patriot point of view.All Patriots gain 30 points and Loyalists lose 30 points.5 = Smuggler Daniel Marlborough is caught with amailbag of Committee letters. He loses 30 points.6 = Hortatio Hutchinson intercepts committee letters andturns them into authorities. He gains 30 points.
Basic Fact Questions•What was the name of the tea company?•What act were the Bostonians protesting?•Describe protests to the tea act in either Charles Town, New York, or Philadelphia.•What was the exact date of the Tea Party?•What is it called when one company has the exclusive right to sell a certain product?•How many crates were dumped into the harbor?
DebateThe people of Boston should pay forthe damages of the Boston Tea Party.
Horatio Hutchinson:Do you agree that the people ofBoston should pay for thedamages from the Tea Party?
Then give yourself20 points! For votingin character.
Historical Effects•News of the event spreads throughout the colonies and helps to convert people to the Revolutionary cause. All Revolutionaries gain 20 points.• The Sons of Liberty in Boston earn publicity and respect. Revolutionaries in Boston earn an additional 10 points.• Smuggler Daniel Marlborough helps provide colonists with smuggled Dutch tea. He gains 10 points.• Horatio Hutchinsons ship is one of the victims of the raid. He loses £500,000 worth of tea. Hutchinson loses 100 points!!!
1 = William Penn Windom is suspected of being aRevolutionary. Loyalists boycott his store. He loses 30points. 2 = Daniel Hatfield is suspected of being a Loyalist.Revolutionaries boycott his store. He loses 30 points.3 = Dirk Vandemeter is suspected of being a Revolutionary.Loyalists boycott his store. He loses 30 points.4 = Ingmar Elfsborg is suspected of being a Loyalist.Revolutionaries boycott his store. He loses 30 points.5 = Horatio Hutchinson successfully completes aninsurance claim on his tea shipment - He gains 50 points.6 = Dr. James Earl Warren is suspected of being aRevolutionary. Loyalists boycott his store. He loses 30points.
Hutchinsons Choice Horatio Hutchinson has experienced a huge loss at the hands of the Revolutionaries. He may officially join the Loyalist cause IF each loyalists gives up 25 points.
Intolerable Acts • Britain responds to the Tea party with anger! • Boston Harbor is closed! • Massachusetts colonial assembly is canceled! • British General Gage is given control of Massachusetts. • More troops are sent to Boston.
Basic Fact Questions•What is a blockade?•What was a colonial assembly?•What did they call the Intolerable Acts in Britain?•What were three actions of the Intolerable Act?
Historical Effects• The Intolerable Acts punish everyone in the colonies, but are especially hard for Boston and Massachusetts residents. Boston residents lose 30 points. All other Massachusetts residents lose 20 points. All other colonists lose 10 points.• These acts significantly hurt trade. All merchants lose 30 points.• These acts give Loyalists a sense of security. All Loyalists gain 50 points!• Business is great for Smugglers. They gain 30 points!
Revolutionary ChoiceMany tradesmen have experienced a hardship due toBritish trade laws. At this point, one tradespersonmay officially join the Revolutionary cause IF eachRevolutionary gives up 25 points. TheRevolutionaries must choose a tradesperson and thenthe tradesperson must agree.
1 = Tradesmen who are not in a farm related trade loselucrative business with neighboring colonies. William PennWindom, Daniel Hatfield, Samuel Henry, and Marcel Minuetlose 10 points.2 = Pennsylvania residents are especially equipped to helpMassachusetts. They all gain 10 points.3 = Educated folks organize a network of food and supplyshipments to help Boston. Dr. James Earl Warren andMercy Lewis Pickney gain 10 points.4 = The Southern colonies arent as impacted by theIntolerable Acts. All colonists gain 5 points.5 = The ship carrying the Intolerable Acts sinks on its way tothe colonies. Everyone gains 10 points.6 = Favorable winds brings the ship carrying the IntolerableActs faster than expected. Everyone loses 10 points.