TROUBLE IN MASSACHUSSETS News reached Britain—colonists in the brick of rebellion! Britain sends troops to take control of the colonial cities. British soldiers—are rude and compete for jobs in the colonies.
Activity Read pages 122 and 123. Complete a Sequence of Events diagram. You are to list the events that led to the Boston Massacre on the first three boxes. Then list the events that occurred AFTER the Boston Massacre.
The Boston Massacre March 1770—violence erupted. Fight broke out between angry town’s people and the soldiers. Soldier was knocked down— nervous “redcoats” fired. Killed 5 colonists
Propaganda Colonists used propaganda such as this cartoon drawn by Paul Revere. Propaganda helps colonists come together.
Committees of Correspondence By 1772—Samuel Adams revive the committee of correspondence groups. Committees protested and called for actions against Britain. Many committees were created throughout the 13 colonies. The colonists were uniting!
Activity Page 125, Question #3. Analyzing : How did Samuel Adams and Paul Revere use propaganda to rally colonists after the Boston Massacre.
Crisis in Boston East Indian Company British East Indian Company—brought money to Britain. Colonies boycott British Tea—the East Indian Company was almost bankrupt. To save the Company Britain Passes the Tea Act. Tea Act Gave East Indian Company total control of tea market in the colonies. Removed some taxes on tea—to make tea less expensive for colonists.
Colonists were still ANGRY! Did not want to pay any taxes on tea. Did not want to be told which tea to buy (East Indian Company’s tea)! New boycott on tea. Daughter’s of Liberty “We’ll part with our tea!” Colonists wanted to stop the East Indian Company’s boats from unloading tea
Activity: Boston Tea Party M= &VIDEO=1948&CHAPTER=5&MODE=2 M= &VIDEO=1948&CHAPTER=5&MODE=2 Read the primary source of the Boston Tea Party. Answer the questions.
Intolerable Acts After the Boston Tea Party—King George III and Parliament passes the Intolerable (Coercive) Acts. The Coercive Acts force colonists to do things they did not want to. The laws were meant to punish the colonists for resisting British authority and the Boston Tea Party. 1.Banned town meetings in Massachusetts 2.Close Boston harbor until colonists paid for the tea! The colonists believed that these laws violated their rights= called them INTOLERABLE INTOLERABLE ACTS BRING COLONISTS TOGETHER INSTEAD!!!
Sam Adams and the Sons of Liberty rounded up angry colonists to participate in a rebellion/protest of the Tea Act December 16, Boston rebels disguised as Native Americans invade three British tea ships that are anchored in Boston Harbor. These “Indians” dumped 300 chests (almost $2 million dollars worth in today’s money) of East India Company’s tea into the harbor. The Boston Tea Party, 1773
I dressed myself in the costume of an Indian, equipped with a small hatchet, which I and my associates denominated the tomahawk, with which, and a club, after having painted my face and hands with coal dust in the shop of a blacksmith, I repaired to Griffin's wharf, where the ships lay that contained the tea... We then were ordered by our commander to open the hatches and take out all the chests of tea and throw them overboard, and we immediately proceeded to execute his orders, first cutting and splitting the chests with our tomahawks, so as thoroughly to expose them to the effects of the water. In about three hours from the time we went on board, we had thus broken and thrown overboard every tea chest to be found in the ship, while those in the other ships were disposing of the tea in the same way, at the same time. We were surrounded by British armed ships, but no attempt was made to resist us. – Anonymous, "Account of the Boston Tea Party by a Participant," (1773)
EQ How could the Tea Act and the Boston Tea Party help to turn heads towards Revolution? Tea Act BOSTON TEA PARTY