Presentation on theme: "Social Studies Chapter 5 Section 3. From Protest to Revolution The British & their American subjects loved tea The British East India Company was in financial."— Presentation transcript:
From Protest to Revolution The British & their American subjects loved tea The British East India Company was in financial trouble The Tea Act let the BEI Co to sell directly to the colonist avoiding the middle men. The tax imposed was small but opposed by the colonies
Part II When the tea was shipped, the colonies boycotted the tea Sons of Liberty dressed as Indians and boarded one of the ships and tossed the cases overboard—Boston Tea Party Parliament is livid
Parliament Strikes Back Passes Intolerable Acts –Boston port shut down –No mtgs w/o governor’s permission –Govt officials tried in Eng not colonies –Quartering acts: Colonies would house British troops The First Continental Congress is convened to respond to these Acts
First Continental Congress Colonial delegates meet in Philly in Sept of 1774 to decide how to proceed –Only GA did not attend Boycott of all Eng goods called for Ea colony was encouraged to set up its own militia, or an army of citizens who serve as soldier during an emergency
Lexington & Concord Minutemen were volunteers who were trained to be prepared to fight at a minute’s notice Hearing that the colonists were piling up arms, Gen Thomas Gage decided to conduct a surprise march to Concord –The Sons of Liberty were watching –Paul Revere’s famous ride
Shot Heard Round the World John Parker commanded 70 minutemen in Lexington –Shots fired: 8 colonists killed The Br pushed on to Concord where 300 Minutemen were waiting British forced to retreat when 273 were killed or wounded
Continued The Battles of Lexington & Concord brought home to the colonists that there was no turning back. What American poet wrote “Concord Hymn” to commemorate these battles?