12 The “Intolerable Acts” of 1774-75 Massachusetts Government ActAdministration of Justice ActAll British soldiers to be tried in Britain, not in the coloniesBoston Port ActBritain demands payment for goods lost in the Boston Tea PartyQuartering Acts
16 First Continental Congress Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaAgree to boycott British goodsBritish imports dropped by 97% in 1775Agree to meet in the Second Continental Congress, to be convened on May 10, 1775
22 The Declaration of Independence Thomas JeffersonJuly 4, 1776
23 The Main Arguments: Preamble Identifies injuries caused by King George IIIDenounces the British, argues that revolution is justifiedConclusion that the colonies must create a new government
24 The Philosophy behind the Declaration “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
25 John Locke The Second Treatise of Government Life, Liberty, and PropertyLaws of Nature