Road to Revolution

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Road to Revolution

  1. 1. The Road to Revolution: (1770-1776) By: Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY
  2. 2. Was the American Revolution Inevitable??
  3. 3. Tar and Feathering
  4. 4. The Boston Massacre ( March 5,1770 )‏
  5. 5. Committees of Correspondence Purpose  warn neighboring colonies about incidents with Br.  broaden the resistance movement.
  6. 6. Tea Act (1773)‏ <ul><li>British East India Co.: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monopoly on Br. tea imports. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many members of Parl. held shares. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permitted the Co. to sell tea directly to cols. without col. middlemen (cheaper tea!)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>North expected the cols. to eagerly choose the cheaper tea. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Boston Tea Party (1773)‏
  8. 8. The Coercive or Intolerable Acts (1774)‏ Lord North 1. Port Bill 2. Government Act 4. Administration of Justice Act 3. New Quartering Act
  9. 9. First Continental Congress (1774)‏ 55 delegates from 12 colonies Agenda  How to respond to the Coercive Acts & the Quebec Act? 1 vote per colony represented.
  10. 10. The British Are Coming . . . Paul Revere & William Dawes make their midnight ride to warn the Minutemen of approaching British soldiers.
  11. 11. The Shot Heard ’ Round the World ! Lexington & Concord – April 18,1775
  12. 12. The Second Continental Congress (1775)‏ Olive Branch Petition
  13. 13. Thomas Paine : Common Sense
  14. 14. Declaration of Independence (1776)‏
  15. 15. Independence Hall
  16. 16. New National Symbols

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