Significant Individuals
Thomas Hutchinson <ul><li>Loyalist </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation:  Governor </li></ul><ul><li>Action taken : He enforced Br...
Jonathan Boucher <ul><li>Loyalist </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation:  Religious Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Action taken:  He used...
Lord Dunmore <ul><li>Loyalist </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation:  Governor of Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Action taken:  launche...
Benjamin Franklin <ul><li>Patriot </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation:  Writer, printer, inventor, </li></ul><ul><li>and scientis...
Mercy Otis Warren <ul><li>Patriot </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation:  Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Action taken:  She wrote plays a...
Samuel Adams <ul><li>Patriot </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation:  Politician </li></ul><ul><li>Action taken:  Organized the  Son...
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Significant individuals

  1. 1. Significant Individuals
  2. 2. Thomas Hutchinson <ul><li>Loyalist </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation: Governor </li></ul><ul><li>Action taken : He enforced British laws </li></ul><ul><li>like the Stamp Act and the Intolerable Acts. </li></ul><ul><li>Argument against independence : </li></ul><ul><li>colonies need Britain to protect against other countries and the king knew what was best for them because he was wiser and more experienced </li></ul>
  3. 3. Jonathan Boucher <ul><li>Loyalist </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation: Religious Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Action taken: He used his sermons to spread the loyalist beliefs. </li></ul><ul><li>Argument against independence: </li></ul><ul><li>Preached that the king’s power came from God. </li></ul><ul><li>Christians had a special duty to obey British laws and they made life safer. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lord Dunmore <ul><li>Loyalist </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation: Governor of Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Action taken: launched a naval attack against Patriot homes along the James River </li></ul><ul><li>Argument against independence: </li></ul><ul><li>Britain created the colonies and Britain knew what was best for them. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Benjamin Franklin <ul><li>Patriot </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation: Writer, printer, inventor, </li></ul><ul><li>and scientist </li></ul><ul><li>Action taken: Helped to get the government to repeal (cancel) the Stamp Act. </li></ul><ul><li>Argument for independence: </li></ul><ul><li>Britain would continue to make unfair laws, they should no longer trust England, and they could govern themselves </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mercy Otis Warren <ul><li>Patriot </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation: Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Action taken: She wrote plays and </li></ul><ul><li>poems supporting independence. </li></ul><ul><li>Argument for independence: </li></ul><ul><li>Britain’s laws and taxes were unfair. </li></ul><ul><li>Britain was too far away. </li></ul><ul><li>Women would have more rights. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Samuel Adams <ul><li>Patriot </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation: Politician </li></ul><ul><li>Action taken: Organized the Sons of Liberty and led the Boston Tea Party. </li></ul><ul><li>Argument for independence: </li></ul><ul><li>Colonists couldn’t afford high taxes. </li></ul><ul><li>Colonists should be able to elect governors. </li></ul><ul><li>Colonists should have the power to change unfair laws. </li></ul>

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