Presentation on theme: "Boston Massacre Perspective Radical Patriot: Included groups like the Sons of Liberty who wanted immediate independence from England Radical Patriots."— Presentation transcript:
Boston Massacre Perspective Radical Patriot: Included groups like the Sons of Liberty who wanted immediate independence from England Radical Patriots were a mere fraction of the American population Used incident to incite British hatred and recruit new members Attempted to portray the British as murders to the rest of the colonies
Boston Massacre Perspective Moderates: Did not wish to sever ties with England and therefore called for finding a middle ground Thought the colonists who provoked the guards should also be held responsible. Were afraid that the King and Parliament would impose sanctions as a punishment for provoking troops.
Boston Massacre Perspective Loyalists: Made up about a third of the population Even after the Boston Massacre support remained for the British rule Many blamed the colonists agitators making the claim that the troops fired in self-defense
Boston Tea Party Perspective Radicals: Were gaining support from other colonists Saw the Tea Party as a means to air their resentment over their lack of representation Were hoping the King would react in such a way that hostility and resentment would grown against the Crown in the colonies
Boston Tea Party Perspective Moderates: Many colonists still refused to take a side following the Boston Tea Party Moderates did worry about colonial liberty after the enforcement of the Tea Act Many moderates voiced disapproval of the Bostonians actions calling them too extreme
Boston Tea Party Perspective King George: Were outraged by the events and called the people of Boston fanatics Believed that he now had to force the colonists to obey British rule Wanted to make an example out of Massachusetts (implemented the Coercive Acts)
Tarring & Feathering Perspective Radicals: By 1774 radical patriots groups began to gain a lot of support from across the colonies Groups like the Sons of Liberty began to become more aggressive and violent with British Military control
Tarring and Feathering Perspective Moderates: Did not approve of the Kings policies Were still reluctant to call for independence Wanted to find a peaceful solution to the violence and military rule.
Tarring & Feathering Perspective Loyalist: Many Loyalist became outraged by the violence against British tax collectors and feared their property would be next Were generally not eager to fight but were prepared to help the British restore order in the colonies.