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American revolution power point

  1. 1. The Events and People Behind the American Revolution<br />
  2. 2. Passed March 22, 1765<br />Passed by British Parliament<br />Taxed colonists on all paper products<br />Viewed as fundraising for England<br />Repealed in 1766<br />The Stamp Act<br />
  3. 3. Dec. 16, 1773 at Griffin’s Warf<br />Men threw tea into Harbor<br />9.7 thousand pounds = 18.5 million cups of tea<br />Turned harbor brown for days<br />Only 1 man sent to prison<br />In protest of “taxation without representation”<br />Boston Tea Party<br />Kevin Dooley, Bronze Franklin Mint Boston Tea Party Bicentennial 1973, July 20, 2007 via Flickr, Creative Commons License<br />
  4. 4. Passed in 1774<br />Response to Boston Tea Party<br />Consisted of 5 laws:<br />Massachusetts Bay Regulating Act<br />Governor appoints law officers<br />Has rights to ban town meetings<br />The Intolerable Acts<br />
  5. 5. Impartial Administration of Justice Act<br />Trials moved to England.<br />Boston Port Act<br />Dumped tea must be paid for. <br />Quartering Act<br />Royal troops can stay in houses<br />The Intolerable Acts Ct’d <br />
  6. 6. Quebec Act<br />Catholics in Quebec earned:<br />Religious freedom<br />Right to civil government<br />The Intolerable Acts Ct’d<br />
  7. 7. March 5, 1770<br />5 colonists shot and killed<br />Colonists throwing snowballs<br />Soldier was hit and became angry<br />Soldiers say colonists surrounded them. <br />Boston Massacre<br />Marion Doss, Boston Massacre, June 18, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons License<br />
  8. 8. Commander of British Forces<br />French/Indian War- Fort Necessity<br />Elected to first Continental Congress<br />Commander in Chief during American Revolution<br />First President of US<br />Supporter of Constitution<br />George Washington<br />Joye~, George Washington, May 3, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons License<br />
  9. 9. Gift for public speaking<br />Member of the House of Burgess<br />Spoke out against the Stamp Act<br />March 1775- 1st Revolutionary Convention<br />1775- British must pay for gunpowder<br />“Give me Liberty or give me death”<br />Patrick Henry<br />Marion Doss, Patrick Henry Denounces Unjust Taxation, October 8, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons License<br />
  10. 10. 1774- A Summary view of the rights of British America<br />Member of second Continental Congress<br />Head of Committee- wrote Declaration of Independence<br />Spokesman during revolution<br />President of US from 1801-1807<br />Thomas Jefferson<br />cliff1066™, Thomas Jefferson (The Edgehill Portrait), Third President (1801-1809), August 26, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons License<br />
  11. 11. Against stamp act- knew it was unavoidable<br />Kept buying stamps from friend John Hughes.<br /> Almost ruined reputation and killed Hughes<br />Benjamin Franklin<br />cliff1066™, Benjamin Franklin, August 26, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons License<br />
  12. 12. Tried to bridge gap between colonies and England <br />1765 - 1775 wrote 126 articles explaining opposing views.<br />Though unpopular, elected to 2nd Continental Congress<br />Ben Franklin Ct’d<br />
  13. 13. Published Common Sense in 1776.<br />Traveled with Army, failed as soldier<br />Produced TheCrisis, inspiring the army. <br />This pamphlet = more popular than Superbowl.<br />Stopped working for revolution, went home to England<br />Thomas Paine<br />AnimatedAtlas, Thomas_Paine, July 6, 2011 via Flickr, Creative Commons License<br />
  14. 14. Wrote essays about Boston political ideas<br />Encouraged goods boycott to protest Townshend Acts<br />Part of 1779 Massachusetts Constitutional Convention<br />Governor of Massachusetts from 1789-1793<br />Member of the Continental Congress from 1774-1781<br />Samuel Adams<br />Marion Doss, Samuel Adams- bust x, November 8, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons License<br />
  15. 15. 2nd President of U.S. <br />1st Vice President<br />Known for skills as a lawyer<br />Wrote many essays for Boston newspapers<br />Wrote letters of protest to great Britain<br />Did little to help write the Declaration of Independence.<br />John Adams<br />cliff1066™, John Adams, Second President (1797-1801), August 26, 2008 via Flickr, Creative Commons License<br />
  16. 16. Blythe, Bob. The American Revolution: Lighting Freedom's Flame. NPS, 4 Dec. 2008. Google. Web. 26 Sept. 2011. <>.<br />Encyclopedia of World Biography. JR Rank, n.d. Google. Web. 24 Sept. 2011. <>.<br />Encyclopedia of World Biography. JR Rank, n.d. Google. Web. 24 Sept. 2011. <>.<br />Encyclopedia of World Biography. JR Rank, n.d. Google. Web. 24 Sept. 2011. <>.<br />Encyclopedia of World Biography. JR Rank, n.d. Google. Web. 24 Sept. 2011. <>.<br />Thomas Paine. Independance Hall Association, n.d. Google. Web. 27 Sept. 2011. <>.<br />“Benjamin Franklin Biography." The Biography Channel website. 2011. 28 March 2011 <><br />Silverman, Jacob. "How the Boston Tea Party Worked". How Stuff Works, 15 Apr. 2010. Google. Web. 29 Sept. 2011. <>.<br />Works Cited<br />