Presentation on theme: "Proclamation of 1763 Proclamation of 1763 Townshend Act Townshend Act Stamp Act Stamp Act Boston Massacre Boston Massacre Boston Tea Party Boston Tea Party."— Presentation transcript:
Proclamation of 1763 Proclamation of 1763 Townshend Act Townshend Act Stamp Act Stamp Act Boston Massacre Boston Massacre Boston Tea Party Boston Tea Party Intolerable Acts Intolerable Acts Standards Sugar Act Sugar Act Quiz
All of the protest done by colonist, including boycotting British goods, had hurt the English economy. Parliament repealed (stopped) all of the acts and taxes to pacify (stop the anger) the colonist. The only tax Parliament did not repeal was the Tea Tax. Instead of stopping the protest this only encouraged the colonist to push for more.
On the evening of December 16, 1773, the "Sons of Liberty" went to the Boston Harbor. Dressed as Mohawk Indians, they boarded three British ships and dumped forty-five tons of tea into the Boston Harbor.
Boston Tea Party The Boston Tea Party was a direct response from colonists who opposed the tea tax which was taxed by someone other than their own representatives. The Boston Tea Party would fan the flames of rebellion all across the 13 colonies
Intolerable Acts The Intolerable Acts (or Coercive Acts) were a series of acts in response to the Boston Tea Party.
Response to the Intolerable Acts These were by far the harshest of the acts passed. Those living in Boston and Massachusetts would lose money from the Boston Port Act. Almost all business stopped and food became hard to come by and expensive. The colonists throughout the 13 colonies were furious and called for a convention.
No Taxation without Representation A popular saying at this time period was “No taxation without representation!” because they were being taxed but had no vote in Parliament and had no say in how the colonies were being governed.
8/17/201510 First Continental Congress First Continental Congress meets in 1774 in Philadelphia where delegates from all the colonies except Georgia discuss actions against Britain. They agreed to ban all trade with Britain until the Intolerable Acts were repealed. They also asked each colony to start gathering and training troops.
“Shot heard ’round the world.” The Battle of Lexington and Concord 700 British troops left Boston to seize weapons at Concord Massachusetts Paul Revere and two others rode to warn colonists Minutemen—civilian volunteer militia—fought British in battle at Lexington, near Concord, on April 19, 1775 The battle of Lexington ended in minutes, and the British continued on Concord to destroy the weapons. British Redcoats were attacked by some 4,000 minutemen along the way. Minutemen shot at the troops from behind trees, fences, and buildings, killing over 250 soldiers. They were forced to retreat back to Boston. These were the first shots of the America Revolution!!!!