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1 Bell Ringer – 11/5/07 Chapter 4 explores African Americans’ quest for liberty during the 20 years from Explain how colonists (mostly white) fought for freedom from the British during this time 2. Explain how some African Americans were able to gain freedom during this time. (Check the last paragraph of page 110 for help)

2 British laws of the 1760s Proclamation Line of 1763 – forbid settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains to reserve Indian land Proclamation Line of 1763 – forbid settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains to reserve Indian land Sugar Act – placed duties on goods to benefit the British Sugar Act – placed duties on goods to benefit the British Stamp Act – taxed printed materials. Cards, newspapers, etc. needed a tax “stamp” Stamp Act – taxed printed materials. Cards, newspapers, etc. needed a tax “stamp” Townshend Acts – taxed glue, lead, paint, paper, & tea from Britain Townshend Acts – taxed glue, lead, paint, paper, & tea from Britain

3 The Boston Massacre The colonists were very angry at the British for the taxation The colonists were very angry at the British for the taxation Boston Massacre - colonists threw rocks and snowballs at British troops in The British opened fire into the angry crowd and 5 Bostonians died Boston Massacre - colonists threw rocks and snowballs at British troops in The British opened fire into the angry crowd and 5 Bostonians died One man who died was Crispus Attucks, a black sailor who was a martyr to the Patriot cause. One man who died was Crispus Attucks, a black sailor who was a martyr to the Patriot cause.

4 Crispus Attucks A fugitive (runaway) slave, his father was black and his mother was Indian A fugitive (runaway) slave, his father was black and his mother was Indian The Patriots carried his coffin in honor and he was mourned by ten thousand Bostonians The Patriots carried his coffin in honor and he was mourned by ten thousand Bostonians Attucks has remained a symbol of African-American patriotism Attucks has remained a symbol of African-American patriotism

5 Homework – due Wednesday Page 111, 3 questions and 9 key terms


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