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1 Instructions Brief notes over the following pictures must be given to provide students a background before assignment is given. Teachers can either pass out the notes as is and have a guided lecture, or pass out notes and have students fill in the blanks during teacher lecture. The underlined words are the suggested words to take out and create blanks.) Room has been given for students to create their own notes from info from the book.

2 France and England will fight for control of North America. These two powers will fight mostly west of the Appalachian Mountains, and they will both try to ally with different Indian tribes. France will lose this war and will lose much of its holdings in the Americas. England will then claim lands west of Appalachians and American colonists will move west and will come into conflict with Indians. RifMusk/FIW/fiw1.jpg RifMusk/FIW/fiw1.jpg

3 King George III will create the Proclamation of 1763 forbidding colonists to move west of the Appalachians. This will upset colonists and for the first time they will start to openly resist British Law. Colonists will want protection from the Indians but the British government will not be able to provide this protection. Americans will start to get a reputation and an identity. There will be whispers of discontent with the British King. gecoro.jpg gecoro.jpg

4 Massachusetts will become a hotbed for angry protest against British Laws. Britain will pass a series of taxes on stamps, tea, paper, etc, to pay for the French and Indian War, soldier protection, etc. Many colonists will become upset and protest the taxes. The Sons of Liberty, led by Sam Adams, will become a secret protest organization. mrg.english.ucsb.edu/WarnerTeach/E 172/images/Sam.Adams.Copley.jpghttp://dc- mrg.english.ucsb.edu/WarnerTeach/E 172/images/Sam.Adams.Copley.jpg

5 King George III will send troops to Boston to show Britain’s muscle and force. These troops will be there to stop certain colonial leaders from thinking of future protests. Many colonists will see this show of force as the wrong message. An argument on the streets of Boston will leave five Bostonians dead after being shot by British soldiers. Colonial leaders will use this episode to fuel a propaganda machine that will heighten the level of American protest and anger. mg/boston_massacre.jpg

6 in which they will dump a valuable load of tea into the Boston Harbor. This action will be in protest of the Tea Act and will display to the King that many American colonists are upset and are now openly talking about independence. homepages.ius.edu/BGLOVER/boston-tea-party-1.jpg The Sons of Liberty will stage the ultimate protest

7 The troops will then march on the towns of Lexington and Concord where American militia are ready and shots are fired. These shots have been nicknamed the “Shot heard around the world.” At this point the New England colonies will be under attack. Word of the British army’s occupation in New England will unite the thirteen colonies to act as one. King George III will send an army to Boston Harbor and will shut down the city.

8 that will be sent to King George III. This declaration will contain their grievances towards the king and will describe the colonies’ intention to be a free country. In the summer of 1776 the Continental Congress, with representation from the colonies, will draft a Declaration of Independence


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