A Long Train of Abuses (USHC 1.2)

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The sequence of events leading to the American Revolution, from the French and Indian War to the Battles of Lexington and Concord

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A Long Train of Abuses (USHC 1.2)

  1. 1. A Long Trainof Abusesand UsurpationsThe Causes of theAmerican RevolutionUSHC 1.2Analyze… the conflict between the colonial legislaturesand the British Parliament over the right to tax thatresulted in the American Revolutionary War.
  2. 2. Prudence, indeed, will dictate thatGovernments long established should notbe changed for light and transient causes;and... that mankind are more disposed tosuffer, while evils are sufferable, than toright themselves by abolishing the formsto which they are accustomed. But when along train of abuses and usurpations…evinces a design to reduce them underabsolute Despotism, it is their right, it istheir duty, to throw off suchGovernment…
  3. 3. SalutaryNeglect
  4. 4. British National Debt£0£20,000,000£40,000,000£60,000,000£80,000,000£100,000,000£120,000,000£140,000,000Following the French and Indian War
  5. 5. SalutaryNeglect
  6. 6. ProclamationLine of 1763
  7. 7. Parliament Taxesthe Colonies1. Sugar Act (1764)2. Stamp Act (1765)3. Townshend Acts (1767)
  8. 8. SmugglingA SeriousPhoto Credit: Mary Harrsch
  9. 9. NOTE: The colonists did not want to berepresented in Parliament, where theirrepresentatives could have beenoutnumbered. They believed that onlytheir representatives in their own coloniallegislatures could legitimately tax them.
  10. 10. IntimidationMass Protests
  11. 11. Reduced dependenceon British textiles
  12. 12. Confrontationbetweenand a
  13. 13. Just because we don’t tax...doesn’t mean that we can’t!
  14. 14. Photo Credit: Wendell
  15. 15. • Tea Act• Boston Tea Party• Intolerable Acts• Lexington & ConcordLeading to the RevolutionPhoto Credit: Darwin Bell
  16. 16. Grants ato a BritishPhoto Credit: John-Morgan
  17. 17. MARTIALLAW
  18. 18. Boston Port ActMassachusettsGovernment ActAdministration ofJustice ActQuartering ActQuebec Act
  19. 19. Photo Credit : Jeanette RunyonThe
  20. 20. Photo Credit: Rachel Ford JamesThe
  21. 21. OBJECTIVE:Seize the Arsenal
  22. 22. THE SHOTImage Courtesy of The National GuardArtist: Don Troiani
  23. 23. Photo credit: herzogbr
  24. 24. The British Retreat
  25. 25. Such has been the patientsufferance of these Colonies...Thehistory of the present King ofGreat Britain is a history ofrepeated injuries andusurpations, all having in directobject the establishment of anabsolute Tyranny over theseStates.

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