Presentation on theme: "Trouble in Boston British are nervous – Send two regiments of soldiers to set up camp in the middle of town. – Colonists felt that this was too much and."— Presentation transcript:
Trouble in Boston British are nervous – Send two regiments of soldiers to set up camp in the middle of town. – Colonists felt that this was too much and a violation of their rights – The soldiers were rude and competed for jobs etc.
Trouble in Boston The Boston Massacre March 5, 1770 fight between soldiers and colonists The townspeople were sick of the soldiers – They grabbed whatever weapon they could find (rocks in snowballs, bricks shovels etc.) taunting and calling them names. – One soldier gets knocked down and the redcoats fired into the crowd – five people killed.
Trouble in Boston The Word Spreads Samuel Adams used this as propoganda Paul Revere made silver engravings of the event. Led to stronger boycotts which led to Repeal of Townshend acts except for tea Samuel Adams revived the committee of correspondence
A Crisis Over Tea The colonists thought the British is limiting there rights. They passed the Tea Act. They didn’t have to pay taxes for tea. Its just a tea company. They buy tea from people that are smuggling it.
A Crisis Over Tea Colonial Demands There was another boycott on British goods. The colonists vowed to stop east India ships to stop unloading. Rather than part with freedom “We will part with our tea”. Britain ignores this. But colonists force the ships to turn around and leave. Except in Boston.
A Crisis Over Tea The sons of Liberty They dressed up like Mohawk Indians. They threw 342 boxes of tea into the Boston Harbor. The colonists still think of them self as British.
A Crisis Over Tea The Intolerable Acts King George vows to punish Boston. He knows he has to make a choice. They passed the Coercive Act. - They close the Boston Harbor - They take away rights of Massachusetts - They force soldiers to take shelter in their own homes. - Ban town meetings. They passed the Quebec Act. - They give their own government and religious freedom to the Canadians.