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  • H British continue on to Concord
  • I Met by several thousand Minute men near Concord
  • J British are defeated and turned back by the Patriots
  • ​They retreat all the way back to Boston
  • K Lexington and Concord were the first battles of the Revolutionary War
  • E British Soldiers marching toward Concord arrive at Lexington
  • F A few dozen Minute Men (patriot militia) have to path blocked
  • G ​Shot heard round the world
  • C Patriots ride out to warn of the approaching British
  • D Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Wentworth Cheswell

XVIII Lexington and Concord

  • A ​England finds out about the militia and supplies
  • B Send soldiers to confiscate weapons and capture rebel leaders

XVII First Continental Congress

  • ​In response to the Intolerable Acts 12 of 13 colonies sent delegates to Philadelphia
  • Unite together to support MA
  • ​A Boycott all British goods throughout all colonies
  • B Start building a militia, training soldiers gathering supplies
  • Vote against independence at this time

Carpenters Hall

I see you bobbin' your head yo!

XVI Intolerable Acts

  • ​A England punishes the colonists for BTP
  • B Acts shut down Boston Harbor to all travel
  • C Eliminate MA self-government
  • D Gives troops free reign to do as they please in MA

XV Boston Tea Party Dec 1773

  • ​Boston Harbor
  • A Sons of Liberty dress as Natives
  • Board ships hauling British Tea
  • B Dump tea in to the harbor to destroy it
  • Treat ship and it's crew respectfully

XIV Tea Act 1773

  • ​A Regulated who could sell tea in the colonies
  • B Placed a high tax on the tea

XIII Propaganda

  • ​Information, idea, rumors, etc... That purposefully mislead the audience to support a cause.
  • A Mercy Otis Warren was a famous patriot propaganda writer
  • She wrote articles that made the British look bad and the patriots look like victims
  • B Mercy Otis Warren also is famous for writing the first history of the Revolutionary War.

Compare and Contrast these two diffirent depictions of the Boston massacre. List 5 similarities

list 5 differences

Which one was drawn by a patriot supporter?

How could it be used for propaganda?

1/3rd numbers are according to John Adams writings.  As usual there are differing opinions on that.

XI Patriots and Loyalists

  • A dividing line starts to develop
  • Patriots are Anti-British government, for independence 1/3rd (militant revolutionaries 3%)
  • A Loyalists (Tories) support the king, just want to pay taxes, oppose Declaration of Independence
  • B 1/3rd
  • Neutral just want to stay out of it 1/3rd

XII Boston Massacre 1770

  • ​A Colonial Protestors shot by British troops
  • B Rowdy violent crowd attacks British soldiers
  • C Soldiers fight back
  • D Crispus Attucks famous for being first person killed
  • E Soldiers charged with murder
  • F Lots of Propaganda and patriot support after this
  • G John Adams defense lawyer for soldiers

X Colonial Reaction

  • ​A Boycott the taxed goods
  • ​B Develop protest groups like the Sons of Liberty
  • C "No Taxation without representation"
  • D Sam Adams leader of Boston Sons of Liberty

IX Writs of Assistance 1767

  • ​A Gave British soldiers to search homes and businesses for smuggled goods
  • B ​A power that was abused to intimidateand punish colonists

VIII Townshend Acts 1767

  • ​A Taxes on glass, paper, paint, lead, and tea
  • England is surprised by Colonial boycott
  • Repeals Stamp Act
  • ​Colonists feel like they won
  • ​But England is just getting started
  • D Colonists complain
  • ​E Hold Stamp Act Congress
  • ​F Decide to boycott all British goods with the stamp

VII Stamp Act 1765

  • ​A Colonists had to pay a tax and get a stamp on paper goods
  • ​B Included contracts, wills, newspapers, books, cards
  • Stamp intended to deter smuggling
  • D Colonists complain
  • E Buy sugar from Smugglers

VI Sugar Act 1764

  • A ​Tax on Sugar and molasses
  • B ​Raising money to repay financing French and Indian War
  • D Colonists complain
  • Do the minimum possible
  • E Bread, water, tent
  • F Colonists refuse alltogther
  • Colonists started the French and Indian War 
  • Which led to the Proclamation of 1763
  • Colonists ignored the Proclamation of 1763
  • Which led to the Quartering Act

4:45-9:00 Boston Tea Party

V Quartering Act

  • ​A Troops were stationed in the colonies to enforce the Proclamation of 1763
  • B ​Colonists had to provide room and board

Road to Revolution

  • KG3 tells colonists it's for their own good, to protect them from retaliation by angry natives that lost the war
  • Colonists feel like they are being punished (because they are)

IV Proclamation of 1763

  • ​A Told colonists to stay on their side of the App Mntns
  • Colonists wanted to go into new land they got mad

III England is Upset

  • ​Colonists started war without permission
  • A War cost a lot of $
  • B KG3 wants to show colonies he is in control

Battle of Fort Duqense

II After the War

  • France surrenders land claims in NA
  • A England controls all land East of the MS River
  • ​Spain controls land West of MS River
  • G The war ends with the Treaty of Paris 1763
  • D England has to send troops or lose colonies to France
  • E France allies with Natives
  • F ​Natives use guerrilla tactics against British troops
  • C France starts whooping colonists​

French and Indian War

I French and Indian War

  • ​A 1754-1763
  • B Colonists settle in French territory across App Mntns

Road to Revolution