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1 Welcome! Baltimore Polytechnic Institute September 9, 2011
U.S. History Mr. Green

2 1. Samuel Adams and others called the confrontation between the British soldiers and civilians in March of 1770 “ the Boston Massacre” in order to A. Sway public opinion against the British B. describe the event as truthfully as possible C. Inspire foreign countries to support the colonies D. encourage Parliament to repeal the Intolerable Acts 2. Congress opposed the Stamp Act because it felt that Parliament should not A. govern the colonies B. tax the goods this act taxed C. tax the colonists without representation. D. Have different taxes in the colonies than in England 3. The main purpose of the Townshend Acts was to A. raise money for Britain’s needs B. protect and support a monopoly C. punish the colonists for resistance D. demonstrate Parliament’s right to rule the colonies 4. This individual was the King of England when the colonists began to protest England’s taxes A. King George III B. King George II C. King Henry VIII D. George Washington 5. This tax halved the duty on foreign-made molasses A. Stamp Act B. Sugar Act C. Sweetener Act D. Intolerable Act

3 Agenda/Topics To Be Covered
The students will explain the mounting tensions between the colonies and Great Britain by examining the British taxes on the colonists. Warm-up Question: Study the chart on page 49 and answer the following: What caused tensions between Great Britain and the colonists? How did British actions affect the colonists? Motivation: How do small quarrels between people mushroom into larger fights?

4 The Colonies and Britain Grow Apart
Problems resulting from the French & Indian War stationed 10,000 troops in newly acquired territory Parliament passed the Sugar Act halved the duty on foreign-made molasses duties on certain imports that had not been taxed before strengthened the enforcement

5 Colonies Organize to Resist Britain
Stamp Act March 1765-wills, newspapers, playing cards colonists boycotted British goods and Parliament repealed the act in March 1766 Townshend Acts duties on imports as they came into the colonies from Britain 3 cent tax on tea

6 Tension Mounts in Massachusetts
Violence in Boston March 5,1770-Boston Massacre Attack on a British customs schooner in 1772 Caused a committee of correspondence Boston Tea Party Dec 16, 1773 British East India Company received a reprieve on Tea Act Explain what you remember of this event.

7 The Intolerable Acts King George III pushed for punishment Boston Harbor closed Quartering Act General Gage appointed governor and placed Boston under martial law-What is martial law? Committees of Correspondence assembled the 1st Continental Congress in Sept. 1774

8 Exit Ticket Create a cluster diagram like the one shown and fill it in with events that demonstrate the conflict between Great Britain and the American colonies. There will be more than 4. Choose 1 event to further explain in detail using standard paragraph form Conflict Grows

9 Homework Prepare for 5 question quiz

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