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Boston in Turmoil. Rap Battle “George Washington vs. King George III US History Crash Course – Episode 6 “Taxes and Smuggling”

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1 Boston in Turmoil

2 Rap Battle “George Washington vs. King George III US History Crash Course – Episode 6 “Taxes and Smuggling”

3 The Bloody Massacre Boston Massacre

4 -March protests by colonists -British troops fire on crowd -5 colonists killed Crispus Attucks -1 st African American killed -Most soldiers found not guilty John Adams served as attorney for the soldiers

5 One of five people killed in the Boston Massacre Has been frequently named as the first martyr of the American Revolution The only person killed in the Boston Massacre whose name is commonly remembered

6 Boston Tea Party -tax on tea still remain in effect -monopoly on tea given to one British company -Dec colonists raided Boston harbor and threw the tea overboard and burned the ships Sons of Liberty involved 365 chests of tea in harbor (worth millions) Dressed as Indians (Idea of Democracy)

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8 Cool Site: Built Boston Tea Party & Harbor Cooperman Brick Foundry

9 Intolerable Acts - In response to Boston’s actions -Parliament passes Coercive Acts in reaction -Colonists call it the Intolerable Acts -closed Boston Harbor -suspended basic civil rights -housed troops in peoples’ homes

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12 Breaking Point -In response to the Intolerable Acts in early First Continental Congress was called in September of Meeting of representatives from all colonies to coordinate a protest against the crown.

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