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  • 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. 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. The Coercive or Intolerable Acts (1774) Lord North 1. Port Bill 2. Government Act 4. Administration of Justice Act 3. New Quartering Act
  • 9. The Quebec Act (1774)
  • 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. Boston Tea Party (1775)
  • 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