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Road to revolution

  1. 1. Road to the Revolution<br />By: Sarah Smith EDU 290: Technology in Education9:30-10:45<br />
  2. 2. Differences<br />British try to get money from the colonies<br />French and Indian War gives American colonists military experience and unity <br />Different concepts of representation.<br />
  3. 3. Navigation Acts<br />All imperial trade has to be put on to British owned ships. <br />All enumerated goods have to be sold in England.<br />Different product taxes like Sugar and Molasses. <br />
  4. 4. French and Indian War<br />French and Indians against the British.<br />Divided the colonies and Britain<br />Impressing people into the British navy.<br />Soldier Experience.<br />Proclamation Line of 1763.<br />Money. <br />
  5. 5. Representation<br />No Taxation without representation. <br />Britain has virtual representation. <br />Want direct representation – vote for someone to vote in the government. <br />
  6. 6. Acting Out<br />18th Century Crowd<br />Orderly protest against a law.<br /> Stamp Act Crisis <br />Sam Adams (1772-1803)<br />Crowd became violent. <br />
  7. 7. Sons of Liberty<br />John Adams starts it after the violent riots. <br />Spreads to major cities. <br />Has both lower and middle classes.<br />Use boycotts and petitions. <br />http://library24.library.cornell.edu:8280/luna/servlet/detail/CORNELL~9~1~77816~2004<br />
  8. 8. After the Stamp Act<br />Only lasted a year. <br />Country was still in debt so the government calls for the Townshend Acts. <br />Tax on tea, glass, etc. (1767). <br />Colonists started petitions and boycotts.<br />Violence breaks out. <br />
  9. 9. Boston Massacre<br />People were fighting for their jobs. <br />British soldiers were moonlighting. <br />Rope Factory hires them.<br />Crowd starts to form, throwing snowballs at the British soldiers. <br />British soldier accidently fires into the crowd. <br />
  10. 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/5476285367<br />
  11. 11. Boston Tea Party<br />Tax on tea was still in affect. <br />Sons of Liberty join the lower class in a protest. <br />Went to the Boston Harbor and dumped tea. <br />Most people drank tea and so it affected everyone. <br />
  12. 12. Source: Charlotte M. YongeYoung Folks' History of England (Boston: D. Lothrop & Co., 1879)346<br />
  13. 13. Intolerable Acts<br />Boston Port Act – Closed the port. <br />Massachusetts Government Act – all officials in the colonies were appointed by the king or governor.<br />Administration of Justice Act – Allowed the governor to move trials for the British officials. <br />Quartering Act – Housing of British troops. <br />Quebec Act – Changed the boundaries of Quebec. <br />
  14. 14. Continental Congress<br />Colonists get together and organize a boycott. <br />Committees of observation. <br />Started a milita. <br />Second continental congress meets – George Washington leads it. <br />http://library24.library.cornell.edu:8280/luna/servlet/detail/CORNELL~9~1~77881~1501#<br />
  15. 15. Common Sense<br />Strong argument for Independence from Britain.<br />Suggest to form a new type of government. <br />Should not be ruled by a king that is 3,000 miles away. <br />http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/22/Thomas_Paine_%28cropped%29.jpg<br />
  16. 16. Unified or not?<br />Majority of Americans were not in favor of the Revolution<br />2/5 (40 percent) were patriots.<br />1/5 (20 percent) were loyalists.<br />2/5 (40 percent) were neutral. <br />
  17. 17. Works Cited <br />All of my information was obtained from my HST 111: America to 1865 class.<br /> The lecture is held in Pearce 128 at Central Michigan University. The lab section is in Powers 135 at Central Michigan University. <br />The class is held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 am.<br />Lab is held on Tuesdays at 2 pm. <br />My professor is Jennifer Green: green1jr@cmich.edu<br />My lab leader is Ingmar M. Pack: pack1im@cmich.edu<br />

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