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The Road to Revolution: (1770-1776). By: Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY. Was the American Revolution Inevitable??. Tar and Feathering. The Boston Massacre ( March 5,1770 ). The Gaspee Incident (1772). Providence, RI coast. Committees of Correspondence.

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The Road

to Revolution:

(1770-1776)

By: Ms. Susan M. Pojer

Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY

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Was the

American Revolution

Inevitable??

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The Gaspee Incident(1772)

Providence, RI coast

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Committees of Correspondence

Purpose warn neighboring colonies about incidents with Br. broaden the resistance movement.

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Tea Act (1773)

  • British East India Co.:
    • Monopoly on Br. tea imports.
    • Many members of Parl. held shares.
    • Permitted the Co. to sell tea directly to cols. without col. middlemen (cheaper tea!)
  • North expected the cols. to eagerly choose the cheaper tea.
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The Coercive or IntolerableActs (1774)

1. Port Bill

2. Government Act

3. New Quartering Act

Lord North

4. Administration of Justice Act

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First Continental Congress (1774)

55 delegates from 12 colonies

Agenda How to respond to the Coercive Acts & the Quebec Act?

1 vote per colony represented.

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The British Are Coming . . .

Paul Revere & William Dawes make their midnight ride to warn the Minutemen of approaching British soldiers.

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The Shot Heard ’Round the World!

Lexington & Concord – April 18,1775

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Was the

American Revolution

Inevitable??

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