Presentation on theme: "6-3: The Road to Lexington and Concord"— Presentation transcript:
1 6-3: The Road to Lexington and Concord The Road to Revolution6-3: The Road to Lexington and Concord
2 The Intolerable Acts Militia – armed citizens who practiced to defend their communitiesMinutemen –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 Partyclosed the port of Boston ‘til the tea was paid forbanned committees of correspondence and limited town council meetings and the Massachusetts Colonial Assembly to just once a yearincluded a stricter Quartering Act, allowing troops to be housed in private homesprovided 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 ActsSummary –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 coloniesasked Parliament to repeal Coercive Actsurged colonies to train their militias and store weapons just in caseSummary –While not ready to call for independence, colonists were determined to act together to uphold their rights.
6 Between War and Peaceleader of Massachusetts’ Committee of Safety, which was storing weapons in Concord and elsewhere
7 Patrick Henry Before the Virginia House of Burgesses Peter F. RothermelBetween 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 RevereJohn Singleton CopleyThe Midnight Ride
13 The Midnight Ride Paul Revere & William Dawes – messengers who rode to Lexington warning colonists along the way of the approaching British soldiersboth were stopped just outside LexingtonRevere was capturedDawes escaped with a lame horse
14 The Midnight Ride Dr. Samuel Prescott – joined Dawes and Revere in Lexington en route to Concordonly 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 governmentAmericans 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 ammunition1st American (Patriot) victory of Revolutionary War1st battle of the Revolutionary WarBritish 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 & ConcordStand Your Ground Don Troiani
20 Lexington & ConcordFirst News of the Battle of Lexington — William Tylee Ranney
21 “The shot heard ‘round the world.” Lexington & ConcordRalph 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