No Turning Back

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No Turning Back

  1. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Explain why Boston, Massachusetts in 1775, can be considered a hornet’s hive. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe how the events of Paul Revere on his midnight ride are different from previously thought. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the events at Lexington and Concord. </li></ul>
  2. 3. First Continental Congress <ul><li>What advice did they give colonists: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Arm yourselves and form militias.” </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Two towns outside of Boston, Lexington and Concord, took the advice.
  4. 5. King George’s Response “ The New England colonies are in a state of rebellion, blows must decide”
  5. 6. Boston, Massachusetts 1775
  6. 7. The Hornet’s Nest (Boston)
  7. 8. Massachusetts Countryside <ul><li>Many of the rebel leaders had fled Boston. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John Hancock </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Samuel Adams </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Several rebels planned on alerting these leaders of a British advance. </li></ul>
  8. 9. One if by land, two if by sea <ul><li>When two lanterns appear in the Old North Church, rebel leaders need to be warned. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Get the News Out! Upon noticing the signal, Paul Revere quickly went out to warn the rebel leaders.
  10. 12. Seven-hundred Redcoats boarded rowboats and marched towards Lexington, Massachusetts.
  11. 13. The Midnight Ride <ul><li>Revere is captured by the British patroles. </li></ul><ul><li>Two other Riders: </li></ul><ul><li>William Dawes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turned around. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dr. Samuel Prescott </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Made it to Concord. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 15. Lexington <ul><li>M inutemen (80) await the arrival of the Redcoats (700). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ready to fight in a moments notice. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Both sides are positioned in the town commons. </li></ul>
  13. 16. Afghanistan 2009
  14. 17. Shot Heard Around the World <ul><li>A single shot is fired. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which side? No one knows. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Redcoats volley into the colonists. </li></ul><ul><li>8 minutemen lay dead in Lexington. </li></ul>
  15. 18. The Story of Jonathan Harrington
  16. 19. British Arrive in Concord
  17. 20. In Concord <ul><li>The Redcoats get and destroy the colonial supplies and then begin their march back to Boston. </li></ul>
  18. 22. <ul><li>As the British march back to Boston (22 miles), over 4,000 colonists attack them using guerilla warfare. </li></ul><ul><li>Tarring and feathering tax officials is one thing, but killing Redcoats is another. </li></ul>No Turning Back
  19. 23. Siege of Boston = British = Americans
  20. 24. Objectives <ul><li>Explain why Boston, Massachusetts in 1775, can be considered a hornet’s hive. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe how the events of Paul Revere on his midnight ride are different from previously thought. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the events at Lexington and Concord. </li></ul>

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