American Revolution PPT#1

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American Revolution PPT#1

  1. 1. Question of the Day Put yourself in the shoes of the British King. How would you react to the colonists uprisings in Boston? What do you think the best way to handle this situation would be?
  2. 2. The revolution is coming…. <ul><li>The colonists were very angry about the British closing Boston’s harbor. </li></ul><ul><li>As a result of the increasing tension between Great Britain and the Colonies, the First Continental Congress was formed. </li></ul><ul><li>What did this body decide to do? </li></ul>
  3. 3. These individuals wanted independence instead of making peace
  4. 4. WAR! <ul><li>The continental congress had agreed to meet again in 1775 to reevaluate the situation. Before they could meet again things got worse </li></ul><ul><li>Great Britain was concerned about the colonists arming themselves and preparing for war. Thomas Gage decided to take action and capture the colonists ammunition supplies in Concord MA </li></ul>
  5. 5. To arms!!! <ul><li>Gage thought he kept his plan to capture the ammunition secret, however patriot spies found out. </li></ul><ul><li>Unsure whether the British would attack by land or by water, Paul Revere came up with signals to notify people how the British were coming. </li></ul><ul><li>The riders would alert members of the local militia known as the minute men. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Here’s how it played out
  7. 9. Its time for a meeting ya’ll <ul><li>The Second Continental Congress met in May of 1775 after King George refused to listen to the colonists concerns in the Declaration of Rights </li></ul><ul><li>What did the Second Continental Congress decide to do? </li></ul>
  8. 11. How many of you felt like this over Thanksgiving??? <ul><li>Its time to get some exercise!! Some mental Exercise! Read Ch 4 section 2 and take notes! </li></ul>

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