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1 Place your Major Grade work in your folder. 1/27/09: Essential Questions: How have Americans expressed their discontent with government and how has the American government responded?Bellwork: Are the clothes the we choose to wear important? Why or why not?Place your Major Grade work in your folder.
2 Homework due on Thursday: Join or Die cartoon analysis
3 Sons of Liberty: Objectives What was the SL’s response to the Stamp Act?Identify the purpose of Tar and FeatheringWere the Sons of Liberty terrorists or patriots?
4 The Sons of Liberty are best known for the Boston Tea Party How have Americans expressed their discontent with government policy? How has American government responded to insurrections?The Sons of LibertyThe Sons of Liberty were a secret organization of American “Patriots” who wanted to resist the British Crown with acts of protest, and were often involved in mob violenceThe Sons of Liberty are best known for the Boston Tea Party
5 Tar and Feathering Started with Richard the Lion Hearted Not used extensively until Sons of LibertyNot typically fatal, but extremely uncomfortableApplying the burning hot tar to bare skin usually caused painful blistering and efforts to remove it often made the condition worse.The adding of feathers which stuck to the tar added to the humiliation and made the victim a comical figure.Sometimes tar was applied to the clothing, and was only a minor warning.
6 Tar and FeatheringIn the spring of 1766 Captain William Smith came under suspicion as an informer of American smuggling activities.He experienced first hand the tar and feather. In retribution, John Gilchrist, a Norfolk merchant and shipbuilder and several accomplices captured Smith and, as he reported, "dawbed my body and face all over with tar and afterwards threw feathers on me."Smith's assailants, which included the mayor of Norfolk, then carted him "through every street in town," and threw him into the sea.Fortunately, Smith was rescued by a passing boat just as he was "sinking, being able to swim no longer."This may have been the first tarring and feathering in America.
11 Boston Tea Party Objectives Why were colonists mad about paying less money for their tea?They did not want the British companies to have monopoliesThey did not want to pay the taxesWhy did they dress as Indians?They didn’t want the British to know it was actual the Sons of LibertyThey thought the British would retaliate against the Indians instead of the Sons of Liberty
12 Boston Tea Party Objectives What was the British Response?The British took away liberties (freedoms) from the colonists
13 How have Americans expressed their discontent with government policy How have Americans expressed their discontent with government policy? How has American government responded to insurrections?The Boston Tea PartyToday there is a political party called The Boston Tea Party (est. 2006)The Boston Tea Party supports reducing the size, scope and power of government at all levels and on all issues, and opposes increasing the size, scope and power of government at any level, for any purpose.13
14 1st Continental Congress Objectives What was it?What did they want?What did they NOT want?What was America’s response?Video
15 1st Continental Congress Objectives What was it?“I am not a Virginian, but an American”.This was the first time the leaders of the colonies voiced that they should be American.GA is the only colony that did not participate. Why not?What did they want?They wanted to fix the wrongs they thought Britain had done to themWhat did they NOT want?IndependenceWhat was America’s response?
16 Lexington & Concord Objectives Identify the role of the minutemenExplain the role of the riderWho do you think was most likely responsible for firing first at Lexington & ConcordCompare the military engagements at Lexington & ConcordVideo