3Would you join the protest? Impact of the IndividualImageIn 1765, your colonist neighbors are enraged by Britain’s attempt to tax them without their consent. Everyone will be affected by the tax. There are protests all over the colonies.Would you join the protest?
4• Does the government have the right to tax without the consent of the people? • What is the best way to show opposition to policies you consider unjust?• Is there anything to be gained by protesting? Anything to be lost?
51763 Proclamation of 17631765 Stamp Act passed1767 Townshend Acts enactedImage1770 Boston Massacre1773 Boston Tea Party1774 Intolerable Acts; First Continental CongressMap1775 Battles of Lexington and Concord1776 Declaration of IndependenceTo World
61763 Treaty of Paris1765 Chinese invade Burma1769 Spanish settle California1773 Captain Cook explores South Pacific1774 Reign of Louis XVI beginsBack to U.S.Back to Home
7Main IdeaAmericans saw British efforts to tax them and increase control over the colonies as aviolation of their rights.Why It Matters NowColonial protest was the first step on the road to American independence.
8Illegal Search Warrants What were points of conflict?Illegal Search WarrantsSugar Actin 1764Conflict AreasBetween Colonistsand BritainQuarteringAct in 1765Stamp Actin 1765
9• Why did the Proclamation of 1763 anger the colonists? • How did the colonies react to the Stamp Act?• What was the goal of Secret Societies?
10Analyzing Points of View What were the two sides in the debate over British taxation on the colonies?Think About• how Parliament viewed the colonies• what concerned the colonists about taxesBack to Home
11Main IdeaMany Americans began to organize to oppose British policies.Why It Matters NowAmericans continue to protest whatthey view as wrongs and injustices.
12What are the most significant events described in this section? 1767 Townshend Acts1768 British soldiers arrive in Boston1770 Boston Massacre1773 Tea Act1773 Boston Tea Party
13• Why did colonists oppose the Townshend Acts? • Why were British troops sent to Boston?• What prompted theBoston Tea Party?
14Do you think colonial outrage over the Boston Massacre was justified? Drawing ConclusionsDo you think colonial outrage over theBoston Massacre was justified?Think About• how British troops were taunted• whether troops have the right to fire on citizensBack to Home
15Main IdeaThe tensions between Britain and the colonies lead to armed conflict in Massachusetts.Why It Matters NowAmericans at times still find themselves called upon to fight for their principles.
16First Continental Congress Battles of Lexington and Concord What were the events that led to revolution?Intolerable ActsTroop TrainingFirst Continental CongressREVOLUTIONBattles of Lexington and Concord
17• Why did Britain pass the Intolerable Acts? • Who took part in the First Continental Congress?• What was theMidnight Ride?
18Do you think the fighting between Britain Supporting OpinionsDo you think the fighting between Britainand the colonies could have been avoided?Think About• Britain’s attitude toward the colonies• colonial feelings about BritainBack to Home
19Main IdeaFighting between American andBritish troops led the colonies to declare their independence.Why It Matters NowThe United States of Americawas founded at this time.
20Reasons for Independence Reasons Against Independence List the colonial views for and against independence.Reasons for IndependenceReasons Against Independence• American blood had been spilled• Many colonists still felt they were British• Continued loyalty tothe British king• Wanted a more representative governmentImageImage
21• What challenges did George Washington face in forming an army?• What forced the Britishto leave Boston?• What wasCommon Sense?
22Why did it take colonists so long to declare war? Drawing ConclusionsWhy did it take colonists so long to declare war?Think About• the colonists’ British traditions• the risk of revolutionBack to Home
241 How did relations change between Britain and the colonies after the Seven Years’ War?2 Why did Britain try to tax the colonies?3 Why did the colonists cry, “No taxation without representation”?4 How did the colonists protest the Townshend Acts?5 How was the Boston Massacre used for propaganda purposes?
256 How did the committees of correspondence help keep people informed?7 Why was the First Continental Congress held?8 What was the Midnight Ride?9 What was the Battle of Bunker Hill?10 What was the core idea of the Declaration of Independence?
26Sequencing Events Back to Home Proclamation of 1763 Townshend Acts 1767Stamp Act 1765Declaration Act 1766Boston Massacre 1770Intolerable Acts 1774Tea Act 1773Boston Tea Party 1773First Continental Congress 1774Battles of Lexington and Concord 1775Second Continental Congress 1775Declaration of Independence 1776Back to Home
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