No Turning Back

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Objectives
    • Explain why Boston, Massachusetts in 1775, can be considered a hornet’s hive.
    • Describe how the events of Paul Revere on his midnight ride are different from previously thought.
    • Describe the events at Lexington and Concord.
  • 3. First Continental Congress
    • What advice did they give colonists:
      • “ Arm yourselves and form militias.”
  • 4. Two towns outside of Boston, Lexington and Concord, took the advice.
  • 5. King George’s Response “ The New England colonies are in a state of rebellion, blows must decide”
  • 6. Boston, Massachusetts 1775
  • 7. The Hornet’s Nest (Boston)
  • 8. Massachusetts Countryside
    • Many of the rebel leaders had fled Boston.
      • John Hancock
      • Samuel Adams
    • Several rebels planned on alerting these leaders of a British advance.
  • 9. One if by land, two if by sea
    • When two lanterns appear in the Old North Church, rebel leaders need to be warned.
  • 10. Get the News Out! Upon noticing the signal, Paul Revere quickly went out to warn the rebel leaders.
  • 11.  
  • 12. Seven-hundred Redcoats boarded rowboats and marched towards Lexington, Massachusetts.
  • 13. The Midnight Ride
    • Revere is captured by the British patroles.
    • Two other Riders:
    • William Dawes
      • Turned around.
    • Dr. Samuel Prescott
      • Made it to Concord.
  • 14.  
  • 15. Lexington
    • M inutemen (80) await the arrival of the Redcoats (700).
      • Ready to fight in a moments notice.
    • Both sides are positioned in the town commons.
  • 16. Afghanistan 2009
  • 17. Shot Heard Around the World
    • A single shot is fired.
      • Which side? No one knows.
    • The Redcoats volley into the colonists.
    • 8 minutemen lay dead in Lexington.
  • 18. The Story of Jonathan Harrington
  • 19. British Arrive in Concord
  • 20. In Concord
    • The Redcoats get and destroy the colonial supplies and then begin their march back to Boston.
  • 21.  
  • 22.
    • As the British march back to Boston (22 miles), over 4,000 colonists attack them using guerilla warfare.
    • Tarring and feathering tax officials is one thing, but killing Redcoats is another.
    No Turning Back
  • 23. Siege of Boston = British = Americans
  • 24. Objectives
    • Explain why Boston, Massachusetts in 1775, can be considered a hornet’s hive.
    • Describe how the events of Paul Revere on his midnight ride are different from previously thought.
    • Describe the events at Lexington and Concord.