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Tightening the Screws

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Outbreak of the American Revolution. Britain's post-war problems and program, Colonial resistance and British concessions, Sons of Liberty, Lexington and Concord

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Tightening the Screws

  1. 1. “Tighteningthe Screws” OUTBREAK OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
  2. 2. SchoolhouseROCK “NoMoreKings”
  3. 3. 1. Britain’spost-warproblems 2. Britain’spost-warprogram 3. ResistanceandRetreat 4. Britain’s“nastyplot” 5. ConcordandLexington
  4. 4. 1754-63
  5. 5. French & Indian War 1754 - 1763
  6. 6. BRITAIN’S POST-WAR PROBLEMS
  7. 7. defense
  8. 8. Colonial defense? meh
  9. 9. “peace force” £ 200,000 / year
  10. 10. deficit spending
  11. 11. 20%
  12. 12. 1-2 %
  13. 13. BRITAIN’S POST-WAR PROGRAM
  14. 14. 7500 soldiers
  15. 15. 1/2 ~500 1/4 1/4
  16. 16. Navigation Acts 1650s, 1660s, 1670s
  17. 17. Parliamentary Taxation
  18. 18. regulate vs revenue
  19. 19. SUGAR ACT (1764) £ 20,000
  20. 20. STAMP ACT (1765) £ 60,000
  21. 21. TOWNSHEND DUTIES (1767) £ 40,000
  22. 22. TOWNSHEND DUTIES (1767) £ 40,000
  23. 23. TOWNSHEND DUTIES (1767) £ 40,000
  24. 24. RESISTANCE AND RETREAT
  25. 25. Parliamentary Taxation WITHOUT REPRESENTATION
  26. 26. “Virtual” Representation
  27. 27. BOYCOTT
  28. 28. Sons of Liberty SoL
  29. 29. Result?
  30. 30. concessions…
  31. 31. repeal Stamp Act (1766)
  32. 32. lowered duty on molasses (1766)
  33. 33. repeal Townshend Duties (1770)
  34. 34. except
  35. 35. BRITAIN’S “NASTY PLOT”
  36. 36. Boston “Massacre” 1770
  37. 37. Tea Act 1773
  38. 38. £ ££ £££
  39. 39. East India Company
  40. 40. £ ££
  41. 41. SoL
  42. 42. SoL
  43. 43. Britain’s response
  44. 44. Gen. Thomas Gage
  45. 45. Coercive Acts “Intolerable” or “Repressive” Acts
  46. 46. Gage’s decision
  47. 47. CONCORD AND LEXINGTON
  48. 48. Gage’s decision
  49. 49. Gage’s decision
  50. 50. “Lay down your arms, you damned rebels...”
  51. 51. “Lay down your arms, you damned rebels...”
  52. 52. “…[T]he Shot Heard Round the World!” April 19, 1775

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