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BELL RINGER The tensions between Britain and the colonies led to armed conflict in where? Massachusetts. About one third of the Lexington militia were WHAT? Minute Men
VOCAB WORDS Militia- a force of armed civilians pledged to defend their community. Minutemen- trained to be “ready to act at a minutes warning.” Intolerable Acts- A series of laws to punish the Massachusetts colony and to serve as a warning to other colonies. British called this the Coercive Acts but they were so harsh that the colonist called them the Intolerable Acts. First Continental Congress- A meeting in which delegates from all colonies except Georgia met in Philadelphia. Paul Revere- a Boston silversmith, and a second messenger. Lexington and Concord- the first battles of the Revolutionary War. Loyalists- those who supported the British. Patriots- those who sided with the rebels.
THE INTOLERABLE ACTS 1. What were the Intolerable Acts? The intolerable acts were a series of laws that punish the Massachusetts colony and to serve as a warning to the other colonies for the result of the Boston tea party. 2. What effect did the Intolerable Acts have on the colonies? One of the acts would close the port of Boston until colonists paid for the destroyed tea. Others banned the committees of correspondence. 3. How did the colonies come to the aid of Massachusetts? They send food and money to Boston. The committees of correspondence also called for a meeting of colonial delegates to discuss what to do next.
THE FIRST CONTINENTAL CONGRESS MEETS/BETWEEN WAR AND PEACE 4. What happened at the First Continental Congress? At this meeting delegates voted to ban all trade with Britain until the intolerable acts were repealed. 5. How did the colonists protest the Intolerable Acts? How successful were they? The colonists hoped that the trade boycott would repeal the intolerable acts. They weren’t successful because parliament stood firm. 6. What did most colonial leaders think about the prospect of war with Britain? Most colonial leaders believed that any fight with Britain would be short.
THE MIDNIGHT RIDE 7. What was the role of spies in the pre-revolutionary period? To see what activities each side was doing. 8. Why did Britain's General Gage send troops to Lexington and Concord? He sent his troops to arrest Adam and Hancock in Lexington and to destroy the supplies in concord. 9. What was the mission of the midnight riders? The mission of the midnight riders is was to follow the British and spread news about them.
LEXINGTON AND CONCORD 10. What happened at the battles of Lexington and Concord? The British commander ordered the Americans to drop their muskets, they refused. No one knows who shot first but within a few minutes the militia man lay dead. Then the British marched to concord where they destroyed the military supplies. 11. Why did Ralph Waldo Emerson call it the “shot heard ‘round the world?” He said this because Americans now had to choose sides and backup political opinions by force of arms. 12. Who were the Loyalists and Patriots? Those who supported the British were called Loyalists and those who sided with the rebels were called Patriots.