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FROM PROTEST TO REBELLION Unit 2 – Chapter 5 – Section 3
A Dispute Over Tea <ul><li>During the early 1770’s colonial protests against British Policies quieted down.  </li></ul><ul...
A Dispute Over Tea Continued <ul><li>The Tea Act enraged many colonists because many merchants were selling smuggled Dutch...
A Dispute Over Tea Continued <ul><li>In Boston, MA Governor Hutchinson made sure that all BEI Company tea was unloaded.  <...
Britain Responds <ul><li>The Intolerable Acts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Closed the port of Boston </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I...
Colonial Response to Intolerable Acts <ul><li>The colonists react by helping the people of Boston.  </li></ul><ul><li>Comm...
The Shot Heard Round the World <ul><li>British had no intentions of meeting demands and decided to use force to restore au...
The Shot Heard Round the World <ul><li>Five miles from Concord in Lexington Minute Men were waiting for British.  </li></u...
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Chapter 5 Section 3

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Chapter 5 Section 3

  1. 1. FROM PROTEST TO REBELLION Unit 2 – Chapter 5 – Section 3
  2. 2. A Dispute Over Tea <ul><li>During the early 1770’s colonial protests against British Policies quieted down. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the previous acts were repealed, but a tax on tea remained. (taxation without representation) </li></ul><ul><li>The Tea Act </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This act was intended to help the British East India (BEI) Company. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The act lifted the restraint on the Navigation Act that required BEI Company ships to go to Britain B/4 going to the colonies. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This actually lowered the cost of tea in the colonies. ( So you would think that the colonists would be thankful) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. A Dispute Over Tea Continued <ul><li>The Tea Act enraged many colonists because many merchants were selling smuggled Dutch tea in the colonies for a lower price than BEI Company tea. The Tea Act lowered the price of BEI Company tea and undercut the smugglers profit margins. </li></ul><ul><li>The Boston Tea Party </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sons of Liberty work to stop BEI Company from unloading their tea from ships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Threats to ship captains </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This stopped tea from unloading in NY, Philadelphia, and other ports. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. A Dispute Over Tea Continued <ul><li>In Boston, MA Governor Hutchinson made sure that all BEI Company tea was unloaded. </li></ul><ul><li>Hutchinson refused to grant them papers to return to England. </li></ul><ul><li>Tensions between Britain & Colonists boil up. </li></ul><ul><li>December 16, 1773 a large group of men throw 342 cases of tea into the harbor as a large crowd cheers them on. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Britain Responds <ul><li>The Intolerable Acts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Closed the port of Boston </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased the power of British Governor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abolished the Upper house in Massachusetts and cut the power of town meetings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthened the Quartering Act of 1765 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Passed the Quebec Act </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Setup a British Government for Ohio River Valley and claimed land as part of Canada. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This took away the western lands and blocked colonists from moving west. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Colonial Response to Intolerable Acts <ul><li>The colonists react by helping the people of Boston. </li></ul><ul><li>Committees of Correspondence organized a meeting (First Continental Congress). </li></ul><ul><li>Results of Continental Congress (1774) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demanded the repeal of the Intolerable Acts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give freedom to colonies to govern and tax as they see fit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Called the Militias to stand up to British Troops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New boycott of British Goods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decided to meet again in 1775 if demands were not met. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The Shot Heard Round the World <ul><li>British had no intentions of meeting demands and decided to use force to restore authority. </li></ul><ul><li>Colonists begin to arm and form new Minuteman militias. </li></ul><ul><li>British General Gage learns of weapons storage in Concord and sends 700 soldiers to seize the weapons and capture colonial leaders. </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Revere and William Dawes ride through the night to warn the Minutemen of coming British. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Shot Heard Round the World <ul><li>Five miles from Concord in Lexington Minute Men were waiting for British. </li></ul><ul><li>The commander orders the Minute Men to go home and they refused. </li></ul><ul><li>A shot is fired and the British open fire killing 8 colonists. </li></ul><ul><li>A large battle took place in Concord. 400 Minute men killed 3 British </li></ul><ul><li>Britain retreated to Boston and 4,000 Colonists fired at them from behind cover, killing or wounding almost 300 British soldiers. </li></ul>

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