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1 CREATE A NEW TABLE OF CONTENTS Right Hand Side of your Notebooks Organizing Principle: Unit Title: The American Revolution AR 1 DateTitle of PagesPage #s 11/2/11Colonial UnrestAR2-3 Domino Chart goes on the left side next to your TOC

2 Colonial Unrest AR2-3

3 AR2 Colonial Unrest Classroom Experience Historical Connection * Principal decided to charge students 10 cents per page for photocopied materials to relieve school financial problems. * British government passed various laws such as the Stamp Act, to help pay debts from the French and Indian War. *Students were not consulted about the new policy. * Colonists had no Representation in Parliament. *Students were outraged by the new policy; some refused to pay the fee * Many colonists thought Taxation Without Representation was unfair and boycotted & protested. *Some students paid the fee* Some colonists feared punishment

4 What caused the French and Indian War? Colonists and French competing for their share of the Beaver Fur from the Ohio Valley (1756 – 1763)


6 French and Indian War - French and Indians vs. British - Cause: Colonists crossing into Ohio River Valley to trap beavers for their fur. - Effect: British gained land west of the Appalachian mountains, but were in serious debt because of the war. Domino #1

7 Britain and the colonies had good relations prior to Right of the colonists to govern themselves. British government left the colonies alone. Colonies far away from Great Britain. Navigation Acts – required the colonists to use English ships for all traded goods.

8 DOMINO #2 Proclamation of Closed off the frontier to colonial expansion. 2.Drew an imaginary line along the Appalachian Mts., which did not allow colonists to move west of it.

9 British impose new laws after the French and Indian War Stamp Act – A tax on all printed goods Proclamation of 1763 – no expansion past the Appalachian Mts. Quartering Act – colonists forced to house and feed soldiers Colonists protest by ignoring laws, petitioning, & boycotting

10 STAMP ACT Colonial Parody of Stamp

11 Charles Townshend Champagne Charlie Colonists boycott – refuse to buy – British goods Indirect Taxes imposed on lead, paper, paint, and tea. Tax taken at seaport. Women participate in boycott

12 Charles Townshend DOMINO #3 Unfair Taxes -Stamp Act -Townshend Acts

13 British troops in Boston Patriot mob antagonizes the troops. British troops fire on Bostonian colonists. 5 died.

14 Paul Reveres version of the events of March 5, 1770 The building above the British soldiers is referred to as Butchers Hall. It was actually the Customs House. All the soldiers are being ordered to fire at the same time. In reality the crowd was yelling fire and the British soldiers thought the order came from their commander. The colonists are shown unarmed. In reality they carried clubs and were throwing rocks at the soldiers. Even if the events portrayed in this picture dont pull at your heart strings, we (the colonists) have a little dog on our side. Awwww

15 Site of Boston Massacre Memorial for slain colonists DOMINO # 4 Boston Massacre

16 Colonists forced to buy tea from the British East India Company Sons of Liberty dump tea into Boston Harbor John Adams celebrating the Boston Tea Party DOMINO #5 – Tea Act DOMINO #6 – Boston Tea Party


18 The Bostonians Paying the Excise-Man, 1774 British propaganda print referring to the tarring and feathering of Boston Commissioner of Customs John Malcolm four weeks after the Boston Tea Party. The men also shove tea down Malcolm's throat.

19 Britain punishes Boston with several harsh laws. Loyalists believe Bostonians have gone too far. Letter from the First Continental Congress to King George III Intolerable Acts 1.Bostons ports are completely closed 2.Boston under military rule 3.All town meetings and gov. activities are suspended DOMINO # 7 Intolerable Acts

20 Exports & Imports:

21 First Continental Congress 1774 In September of 1774 delegates from every colony except for Georgia met in Philadelphia to discuss the colonial response to the Intolerable Acts.delegates.This meeting set the stage for the Second Continental Congress which would break ties with Britain. Before ending their meeting, the First Continental Congress had John Dickinson draft a petition to King George III asserting their loyalty to the crown. Independence Hall Philadelphia, PA

22 Domino #8 First Continental Congress (1774) of the 13 colonies met to discuss British actions - -Olive Branch Petition – last chance of colonists to try to make peace with King George III - -Militias were formed – groups of citizen soldiers - -Minute Men – citizens who had to be ready to fight in a minutes notice

23 King George III British consider stronger action; sending troops into Boston to pacify the rebellion. Paul Revere and William Dawes warn the colonists about the impending attack. Running Male Student The Shots Heard Around the World To this day, no one knows who fired the first shot at Lexington Green Video - Andy Griffith DOMINO #9 – Lexington and Concord (1775)

24 Domino #10 Second Continental Congress - George Washington was named the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army (1775)

25 Domino #11 Battle of Bunker Hill (June 16, 1775) - -By this point, assembled militias in the colonies were 20,000 strong - -Reality – took place on Breeds Hill - -Colonel William Prescott commanded the militia - -Dug ditches at the top of Breeds Hill - -Colonists won 2 charges and sent the British retreating - -In the end, they lost the last charge because they ran out of gun powder. - -British realized defeating the colonists would not be easy

26 Bunker Hill (June, 1775) The British suffered over 40% casualties.

27 Domino #12 Declaration of Independence - -July 4, Some signed on July 2 nd. King Georges Journal on July 4, 1776 : Nothing of importance happened today…

28 Patriot mob destroying symbol of monarchy following the reading of the Declaration of Independence to the Continental army in New York July 9, 1776.

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