Stamp actSecret colonial society -protest stamp act.
Intimidated tax collectors
-refusal to buy british goods
* Colonies hoped to hurt britain's economy
* hoped it would convince parliament to lift the new taxes
Boycott - parliament agrees to repeal (get rid of ) the stamp act .
Sugar Act-Indirect tax (out of sight =out of mind )
- Duties on molasses and sugar .
Townshend ActTownshend acts
. taxes on glass,lead,paints ,paper,and tea
Searched for smuggled goods
Boston Tea partysons of liberty dumbed over 340 chest of tea in the boston harbor
caused problems for loyalest /tories
a loyalist is someone in the conley who remains loyal to the king of great britain
Intolerable ActPassed the punished boston tea party - boston harbor closed until tea paid for
-Massachusetts character canceled.
-Quartering Act required colonist to house soldiers
-”if a soldier comes knocking at your door … you’re sleeping on the floor”
General Thomas gage became new governor of MA.
Quartering ActMarch 5,1770;soldier strikes colonies
-crowd gathers and hassles soldiers , throwing snowballs and shouting insults.
-more troops arrive ,colonist get more angry
-”fire if you dare!”
- THis became known as the boston Massacre
Shared ideas + info about the new british laws -boycott
-propaganda info to intentionally cause harm /help cause
First continental coloniesall colonies except georgia
voted for a statement of grievances
voted to boycott all british trade
Patrick henry - VA rep urged colonist to unite against britain
1000's of Red Coats In BostonGeneral gage brings thousands of british soldiers to boston with more on the way .
Midnight ride of Paul RevereHe has to warn the sons of liberty in Lexington and concord that the British are coming .
battle of lexington and concordbattle of lexington-1st battle of american revolutionary war
"shot heard around the world" -ralph waldo emerson
battle of concord
americans stop the british and force them to retreat back to boston .
battle of lexington and concord1st battle of american revolutionary war
shot heard around the world
battle of concord
americana stop british and force them to retreat back to boston
capture of fort ticonderogabenedict arnold and ethan allen capture the fort
get all supplies in the fort including cannons
the second continental congress meetsthey stated printing their own money
they set up their own post office
created continental army led by george washington
sent an olive branch to not start war
king hires 30,000 hessian soldiers in response
battle on bunker hillfought on Breeds hill
"dont fire till you see the whites of their eyes"-William Prescott
British victory - americans ran out of ammunition, british learn that going to war with the americans , was not easy .
Washington arrives on the outskirts of boston with continual troopsrealizes men are disorganized and need discipline
"common sense "published by Thomas painepamphlet inspires more colonies to become parrots
"everything that is right or reasonable pleads for separation . the blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, "TIS TIME TO PART"-thomas Paine, common sense
british surrendered bostonwashington believes his army is ready and weapons arrive
washington puts cannons on dorchester heights overlooking boston
british retreat - american victory
second continental congress meet againdebate on declaring independence
thomas jefferson is the primary author of the document
second continental congress votes for independenceall 13 colonies vote YES declaring independence
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