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Warm-Up 10/18/2012 Match the Vocabulary with the definition in your binder. 1.Petition 2.Militia 3.Loyalists 4.Lexington/Concord 5.Committee of Correspondence 6.Patriots 7.Writ of Assistance 8.Blockade 9.Battle of Bunker Hill A. A legal document which allows British officers to inspect a ship’s cargo without giving reason. B. Colonists who favored war against England C. A shut down of a port to keep supplies/people out D. A formal written request to someone in authority E. A group that regularly wrote letters reporting the events of their colony. F. part-time army G. Colonists who remained faithful to the King H. The 1 st shot of the war I. 1 st major battle of the Revolution
CAUSES EFFECTS Townshend Acts Townshend Acts repealed, Tea Tax remains Colonies are dependent on Tea Colonists boycott tea The Tea Act 1. Parliament passes the Intolerable Acts 2. 3.
Peace War Create this chart in your Binder. We will be looking at the following events in terms of Peace and War.
Olive Branch Petition 1775- 2 nd Continental Congress Petition to King George III stating their loyalty King George was outraged and sent 20,000 troops to the colonies John and Samuel Adams were convinced that war was eminent.
Green Mountain Boys Ethan Allen- Vermont Fort Ticonderoga Supply of cannons and gunpowder British surrendered fort
Continental Army 2 nd Continental Congress Commander George Washington
Colonial Loyalties Neutral Loyalists- remained loyal to the King Patriots- wanted war against Britain
If only 1/3 of the total population was in support of a Revolution, why do you think that the Revolution took place?
Patriots Disadvantages- –Unorganized –Untrained –Little military supplies (cannons, gunpowder, no navy) –Preferred local militia to Continental Army Advantages- –Owned rifles –Home-front advantage –General Washington
Who do you think would most likely remain loyal to the King? Why?
Loyalists Wealthy Merchants and government officials Mostly from Middle and Southern Colonies Treated poorly during the war
What do you think are some advantages and disadvantages of the British army?
British Army Advantages- –Highly trained, experienced –Best navy in the WORLD –Had 1/3 of colonial support Disadvantages- –3,000 miles from home –3 month travel time for news and supplies –Cities as only safe havens
Battle of Bunker Hill Boston, Massachusetts 1775- Colonel William Prescott Breed’s Hill British General William Howe 1 st major battle of the Revolution Narrow British Victory
British Leave Boston General Washington Fort Ticonderoga cannons British troops/loyalists flee to Canada British blockade German Mercenaries
ID Question 10/18/2013 Despite the fact that only 1/3 of the population wanted war, the colonists went to war with England because