Presentation on theme: "The Road to Lexington and Concord"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Road to Lexington and Concord Chapter 6, Section 3P
2 Warm Up Review your notes What brought us to the brink of war? What effect did the Intolerable Acts have on the colonies?How did the colonies come to the aid of Massachusetts?
3 First Continental Congress Met in Philadelphia September 5, 1774Carpenter HallAll colonies sent delegates except GeorgiaWhy did Georgia not send representatives?Fighting Native Americans and needed the support of the BritishStayed in meetings or session until late OctoberWhat did they discuss?
4 1st Continental Congress cont.. They did not talk about independence from BritainThe colonies wanted to remain under British controlThey wanted issues addressedWanted the wrongs inflected upon the colonies correctedWanted the Intolerable Acts repealedColonies would ban all trade with Britain until this was doneCalled on all the colonies to train troopsHoped all this would get them heard in London
5 Results of the Congress Important friendships formed: will help laterGeorge Washington, Patrick Henry, John Adams, and Sam Adams all metColonies not ready for independence, but wanted to uphold their rightsMeeting planted the seeds of a future independent governmentAgreed to meet again in 7 months, if necessary: and it would be!!!Drafted a Declaration of Rights and GrievancesAddressed to King GeorgeProfessed the colonies loyalty to the King, not Parliament
10 On the Eve of WarThe colonists were hopeful after the Continental CongressFelt the trade boycott would workIt worked in the past, why not nowParliament had other ideasStood firm and would not repeal the Intolerable ActsIncreased trade restrictionsSent more troops
11 Eve of War cont.. Colonists were prepared to fight Massachusetts had Committee of SafetyHeaded by John HancockHad the power to call the militiaForce of armed civilians pledged to defend their communityMassachusetts had the MinutemenTrained to act in a minute’s warningMain job of the committee--defend the public’s welfare
13 Eve of War cont.. Colonists knew that a fight would happen Felt that a show of force would make Britain change it’s policiesA few felt that a WAR would happenPatrick Henry did
14 Patrick Henry B. May 29, 1736 D. June 6, 1799 Fiery lawyer from Virginia: taught himselfMember of the House of BurgessesProminent figure in VirginiaLed a militia unit in defense of a Virginia gun powder reserveGave his famous Give me liberty or give me death speechDid not want separation from Britain, and opposed the Constitution in the 2nd Continental CongressElected 1st governor of Virginia
17 AssignmentRead Patrick Henry’s famous speech made to the Virginia House of Burgesses.Each group will be responsible for a sectionAnalyze your section, then explain what it means to the classWhen that is done, answer these questionsWhat does it mean--give me liberty or give me death?Explain what message Henry wanted to get across to the House.How would you feel if this speech was given to you? Take into consideration the events about to unfold