Presentation on theme: "Proclamation of 1763. Law that made it illegal to settle West of the Appalachian Mountains. The British wanted to avoid costly wars with the Native Americans."— Presentation transcript:
The colonists and British soldiers openly clashed in Boston. This event was used as an example of British cruelty despite questions about how it actually occurred. At the end, 5 colonists were killed in this bloody clash.
In response to the Intolerable Acts, 12 of the 13 colonies met in Philadelphia from September-October, 1774. One of the main results of this was the creation of The Association calling for a boycott of British goods.
All 13 colonies were represented at this meeting in Philadelphia beginning May. The colonists still hoped that their grievances would be met by King George III. George Washington was named head of the Continental Army. In that same year, rebels launched an attack on Quebec. They thought that if Quebec could be conquered, then all of the North American colonies could be pitted against Britain. The campaign failed; however, the attack made Britain even angrier at the colonies.
Written by Thomas Jefferson In this statement, the colonies stated that they were free and independent of British control. The colonists were no longer fighting for their rights as English citizens – they would be fighting for their freedom as citizens of a separate country.
Directions – Matching Game Match each event, act or law to its corresponding description. If you want to take a picture with your phone of each one go ahead. If you are brave you can try to put them in chronological order.