Road To Revolution
Back Ground Information Of The Revolution <ul><li>1215 nobles forced King John to sign the Magna Carta </li></ul><ul><li>F...
Parliament <ul><li>Men who had the right to vote voted for representatives  </li></ul><ul><li>England had a representative...
English Bill of Rights <ul><li>William and Mary had to sign English bill of rights </li></ul><ul><li>Only Parliament could...
Colonial Government <ul><li>Made its own laws separate from England </li></ul><ul><li>Each colony had an assembly </li></u...
1760 <ul><li>King George III takes power in England </li></ul><ul><li>Takes a more active role in colonies </li></ul><ul><...
French and Indian War (1754) <ul><li>French settled West of the Appalachian Mountains in the Ohio Valley </li></ul><ul><li...
French and Indian War <ul><li>Many Indian nations fought with the French </li></ul><ul><li>Only the Iroquois fought with t...
French and Indian War (1759) <ul><li>British capture key cities, Quebec and Montreal  </li></ul><ul><li>French Surrendered...
Problems after the War <ul><li>King George III write the Proclamation of 1763 </li></ul><ul><li>Stop settlers from moving ...
Problems after the War <ul><li>Parliament begins to pass more taxes </li></ul><ul><li>England needed money to pay for the ...
Road to War <ul><li>Colonist began to think of themselves has more American then British </li></ul><ul><li>Form groups lik...
Boston Massacre (1770) <ul><li>A group of men and boys throw snowballs at British soldiers in Boston </li></ul><ul><li>Sol...
Boston Tea Party (1773) <ul><li>British pass Tea Act </li></ul><ul><li>Sam Adams plans the Boston Tea Party </li></ul><ul>...
Colonies Prepare for War <ul><li>12 protest leaders meet in Philadelphia </li></ul><ul><li>First Continental Congress </li...
Shot Heard Around The World <ul><li>With in a month militias are formed call minutemen  </li></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts be...
Shot Heard Around The World <ul><li>The next day minutemen stand ready </li></ul><ul><li>Engage British forces at Lexingto...
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Road To Revolution

  1. 1. Road To Revolution
  2. 2. Back Ground Information Of The Revolution <ul><li>1215 nobles forced King John to sign the Magna Carta </li></ul><ul><li>First set of laws to limit the power of the king </li></ul><ul><li>Allowed nobles to help write laws </li></ul><ul><li>This was the start of Parliament </li></ul>
  3. 3. Parliament <ul><li>Men who had the right to vote voted for representatives </li></ul><ul><li>England had a representative government because of Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>In 1668 Parliament forced King James II to leave England </li></ul><ul><li>Ask William and Mary to become new monarchs </li></ul>
  4. 4. English Bill of Rights <ul><li>William and Mary had to sign English bill of rights </li></ul><ul><li>Only Parliament could rise an army </li></ul><ul><li>Only Parliament could tax the people </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens right to bear arms </li></ul><ul><li>Trial by Jury </li></ul>
  5. 5. Colonial Government <ul><li>Made its own laws separate from England </li></ul><ul><li>Each colony had an assembly </li></ul><ul><li>Consisted of two houses (upper and lower) </li></ul><ul><li>Lower house control taxes and money </li></ul><ul><li>Upper house chosen by the governor of the colony </li></ul><ul><li>By 1750 most men who owned property could vote </li></ul>
  6. 6. 1760 <ul><li>King George III takes power in England </li></ul><ul><li>Takes a more active role in colonies </li></ul><ul><li>One reason for this was the cost of fighting the French </li></ul>
  7. 7. French and Indian War (1754) <ul><li>French settled West of the Appalachian Mountains in the Ohio Valley </li></ul><ul><li>English settled on the eastern side of the Appalachian Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>English begin to move into the Ohio Valley the French and Indians attack </li></ul>
  8. 8. French and Indian War <ul><li>Many Indian nations fought with the French </li></ul><ul><li>Only the Iroquois fought with the English </li></ul><ul><li>A 21year old Virginia soldier would be called to fight his name was George Washington </li></ul><ul><li>Washington gains much military experience </li></ul>
  9. 9. French and Indian War (1759) <ul><li>British capture key cities, Quebec and Montreal </li></ul><ul><li>French Surrendered </li></ul><ul><li>Sign Treaty of Paris </li></ul><ul><li>France loses all its land in North America </li></ul><ul><li>Spain French Ally loses Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Everything east of the Mississippi is now English </li></ul>
  10. 10. Problems after the War <ul><li>King George III write the Proclamation of 1763 </li></ul><ul><li>Stop settlers from moving west into the Ohio Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Something for which they fought and died for during the war </li></ul>
  11. 11. Problems after the War <ul><li>Parliament begins to pass more taxes </li></ul><ul><li>England needed money to pay for the war </li></ul><ul><li>Colonist believed Parliament had no right to pass taxes </li></ul><ul><li>“No Taxation without representation” </li></ul><ul><li>Parliament disagrees </li></ul><ul><li>American’s begin to unite </li></ul>
  12. 12. Road to War <ul><li>Colonist began to think of themselves has more American then British </li></ul><ul><li>Form groups like the Sons of Liberty </li></ul><ul><li>Begin to boycott English goods </li></ul><ul><li>Boycott hurts the English and Parliament repeals some laws </li></ul><ul><li>Other Americans turn to violence </li></ul>
  13. 13. Boston Massacre (1770) <ul><li>A group of men and boys throw snowballs at British soldiers in Boston </li></ul><ul><li>Soldiers response by opening fire </li></ul><ul><li>Killing five colonist </li></ul><ul><li>A Sketch was made and spreads to the other colonies </li></ul><ul><li>Turns many Americans against the king </li></ul>
  14. 14. Boston Tea Party (1773) <ul><li>British pass Tea Act </li></ul><ul><li>Sam Adams plans the Boston Tea Party </li></ul><ul><li>Sneaks aboard a British ship and dumps tea overboard </li></ul><ul><li>King is furious </li></ul><ul><li>Closes Boston Harbor until tea is paid for </li></ul><ul><li>Americans call this the Intolerable Acts </li></ul>
  15. 15. Colonies Prepare for War <ul><li>12 protest leaders meet in Philadelphia </li></ul><ul><li>First Continental Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Write letter to king outlining problems </li></ul><ul><li>Decide each colony would raise a militia </li></ul><ul><li>Would meet again in May 1775 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Shot Heard Around The World <ul><li>With in a month militias are formed call minutemen </li></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts begins stockpiling weapons at Concord </li></ul><ul><li>Sons of liberty learns of British attack plans </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Revere rides </li></ul>
  17. 17. Shot Heard Around The World <ul><li>The next day minutemen stand ready </li></ul><ul><li>Engage British forces at Lexington </li></ul><ul><li>Eight minutemen killed </li></ul><ul><li>British march toward Concord but are beating back to Boston </li></ul><ul><li>The Revolution had begun </li></ul>

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