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1 6-3: The Road to Lexington and Concord
The Road to Revolution 6-3: The Road to Lexington and Concord

2 The Intolerable Acts Militia –
armed citizens who practiced to defend their communities Minutemen – militiamen who were trained to be “ready at a minute’s warning”

3 The Intolerable Acts Intolerable colonial name for the Coercive Acts
laws passed by Parliament to punish Boston for the Tea Party closed the port of Boston ‘til the tea was paid for banned committees of correspondence and limited town council meetings and the Massachusetts Colonial Assembly to just once a year included a stricter Quartering Act, allowing troops to be housed in private homes provided for trials in Britain of British officials accused of crimes in America

4 The Intolerable Acts Thomas Gage –
British general sent to Boston as Governor to enforce the Coercive Acts Summary – Parliament was more determined than ever to “master” the colonists. Their efforts actually drew the colonies closer together, as other colonies sent food and money to Boston and colonists again met to discuss acting together

5 The First Continental Congress Meets
meeting of delegates from most colonies asked Parliament to repeal Coercive Acts urged colonies to train their militias and store weapons just in case Summary – While not ready to call for independence, colonists were determined to act together to uphold their rights.

6 Between War and Peace leader of Massachusetts’ Committee of Safety, which was storing weapons in Concord and elsewhere

7 Patrick Henry Before the Virginia House of Burgesses
Peter F. Rothermel Between War and Peace

8 Between War and Peace Patrick Henry –
in Virginia’s House of Burgesses, called for Virginia to follow Massachusetts’ lead and prepare for war ... known for the line: “ I know not what course others may take, but as for me, Give me Liberty, or Give me Death! ”

9 Between War and Peace Summary –
Colonists thought a show of force would cause Britain to change its policies for governing the colonies, and continued to organize to be ready.

10 The Midnight Ride Sam Adams & –
colonial leaders in Lexington where General Thomas Gage sent troops to arrest them

11 Paul Revere John Singleton Copley The Midnight Ride

12 The Midnight Ride Paul Revere’s Ride Grant Wood

13 The Midnight Ride Paul Revere & William Dawes –
messengers who rode to Lexington warning colonists along the way of the approaching British soldiers both were stopped just outside Lexington Revere was captured Dawes escaped with a lame horse

14 The Midnight Ride Dr. Samuel Prescott –
joined Dawes and Revere in Lexington en route to Concord only one of the three to make it to Concord to warn their militia

15 The Midnight Ride Summary –
colonial networks of communication spread the news of British troop movements so that militias might be prepared to protect their towns

16 Lexington & Concord Loyalists – Patriots –
Americans who supported the British government Americans who fought against the British government and, later, supported independence

17 Lexington & Concord Lexington – Concord –
British troops sent here to arrest Adams & British troops sent here to capture weapons and ammunition 1st American (Patriot) victory of Revolutionary War 1st battle of the Revolutionary War British victory

18 Lexington & Concord John Parker –
Captain of the 70 Lexington militiamen who faced 700 British troops to show that they would defend their towns against British tyranny

19 Lexington & Concord Stand Your Ground Don Troiani

20 Lexington & Concord First News of the Battle of Lexington — William Tylee Ranney

21 “The shot heard ‘round the world.”
Lexington & Concord Ralph Waldo Emerson – American poet who called the events at Lexington and Concord: “The shot heard ‘round the world.” By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April's breeze unfurled; Here once the embattled farmers stood; And fired the shot heard ‘round the world.

22 Lexington & Concord Summary –
War begins. The colonists have shown the determination to fight for their rights as Englishmen. The British soldiers are chased back to Boston as American organization becomes suddenly evident.

23 The Road to Revolution 6-3: The Road to Lexington & Concord

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