Roadto Revolution

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Roadto Revolution

  1. 1. The Road to Revolution (1770-1776)
  2. 2. Was the American Revolution Inevitable?
  3. 3. Tar and Feathering
  4. 4. The Boston Massacre (March 5,1770)
  5. 5. The Gaspee Incident (1772) Providence, RI coast
  6. 6. Committees of Correspondence Purpose  warn neighboring colonies about incidents with Br.  broaden the resistance movement.
  7. 7. Tea Act (1773) <ul><li>British East India Co.: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monopoly on Br. tea imports. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many members of Parl. held shares. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permitted the Co. to sell tea directly to cols. without col. middlemen (cheaper tea!) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>North expected the cols. to eagerly choose the cheaper tea. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Coercive or Intolerable Acts (1774) Lord North 1. Port Bill 2. Government Act 4. Administration of Justice Act 3. New Quartering Act
  9. 9. The Quebec Act (1774)
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. Boston Tea Party (1775)
  12. 12. The British Are Coming . . . Paul Revere & William Dawes make their midnight ride to warn the Minutemen of approaching British soldiers.
  13. 13. The Shot Heard ’ Round the World ! Lexington & Concord – April 18,1775
  14. 14. The Second Continental Congress (1775) Olive Branch Petition
  15. 15. Was the American Revolution Inevitable??
  16. 16. Thomas Paine : Common Sense
  17. 17. Declaration of Independence (1776)
  18. 18. Declaration of Independence
  19. 19. Independence Hall
  20. 20. New National Symbols

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