Objective: To examine the events surrounding theBoston Massacre and Boston Tea Party.Mr. Bighead - Tensions Between the ColonistDo Now: In what ways did Mercy Otis Warren andSamuel Adams protest against the British?• Mercy Otis Warren published plays which made fun of theBritish.• Samuel Adams organized a committee ofcorrespondence, writing letters and pamphlets critical ofBritain.
Sponge• The word repeal means …..• Identify two members of the Sons of Liberty.• Patrick Henry’s famous quote was, “Give me ________ or……..”
Propaganda• This influential poster will persuade colonists to fight for independence. – Nameplates musts…. • Large enough to see / easy to read. Color with graphics – Poster musts…. • Communicate beliefs by you or historical figures. • Striking graphics and clever wording • Influential • Visible from 10 feet – Key ideas musts…. • List three to five key ideas supporting your thoughts • Written clearly on back of propaganda poster • Used in short speeches possibly given during town meetings.
Quartering Act• The colonists had to provide candles, bedding, and beveragesto British soldiers.• Because the New York assembly refused to obey the law,Britain dismissed the assembly. Gracie Mansion Late 18th Century Federal style Mansion, Official Residence of Mayor of New York.
Boston Massacre1) Boys began to throw ice at a British guard. Hey kid, I wouldn’t do that again if I were you!
Boston Massacre2) A crowd soon grew large and rowdy.3) The British soldiers opened fire, killing five colonists,including Crispus Attucks, a black sailor active in the Sons ofLiberty.“John Adams” HBO Miniseries – Boston Massacre Scene
* On the same day as the Boston Massacre, the TownshendActs were repealed, except for the tax on tea!
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Uproar Over Tea• Since the British continued their tax am tea, the colonists Aaaarrgh! What oncontinued to boycott British tea. to do I supposed with all of this tea?• As a result of the colonial boycott on tea, the British EastIndia Company lost a lot of money.• Therefore, Britain passed the Tea Act in 1773.Ye Old Tea Shoppe Good grief! Don’t ask No way! I me! It’s can’tmy not even sell the tea I problem!Yes! We are open! have now!
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Tea Act (1773)• The British East India Company was allowed to sell teadirectly to the colonists, bypassing the tea merchants.* Although they still paid the tea tax, the price of tea decreased.• If the price of tea decreased, why were the colonists angry?They were angry because… …tea merchants had been cut out of the tea trade. …they thought it was a trick to make the colonists accept the tea tax.• In order to protest against the Tea Act, the Sons of Libertyorganized the Boston Tea Party.
Boston Tea Party• Approximately 50 or 60 men, dressed as Native Americans,boarded three ships loaded with tea.• All of the tea was thrown overboard into the water.Brainpop:Causes of theAmericanRevolution