Boston the power keg of the american revolution
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 17

Boston: The Power Keg of the American Revolution PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 57 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Boston: The Power Keg of the American Revolution. 8.4a Analyze causes of the American Revolution, including mercantilism, (the Stamp Act, Tea Act, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, writs of assistance, quartering of troops, and the Intolerable Acts.)

Download Presentation

Boston: The Power Keg of the American Revolution

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Boston the power keg of the american revolution

Boston: The Power Keg of the American Revolution

8.4a Analyze causes of the American Revolution, including mercantilism, (the Stamp Act, Tea Act, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, writs of assistance, quartering of troops, and the Intolerable Acts.)

8.4b Explain the roles played by significant individuals during the revolutionary period, including Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, King George III, Thomas Jefferson, Marquis de Lafayette, Thomas Paine, and George Washington.

8.13c Analyze the causes and effects of economic differences among different regions of the United States at selected times in U.S. history.


Background

Background

  • Following the Townshend Acts and colonial protests, British officials felt that they were losing their colonies.

  • 1000 troops arrived in Boston in the fall of 1768.


Tensions rise

Tensions rise

  • The British soldiers were poorly paid, and they took off duty jobs in Boston Harbor, for less pay than colonists.


Boston the power keg of the american revolution

Bloody redcoat!

  • Colonists grow even angrier, yelling insults at the soldiers in the street.

Lobsters for sale! Go back to Britain!

Bloody, no good, YANKEE!


Tensions boil over

Tensions boil over

  • In front of the Custom House, on March 5, 1770, Crispus Attucks and fellow dock workers, were insulting a soldier

QUIT TAKING OUR JOBS!

Quit being an idiot!


Boston the power keg of the american revolution

  • More soldiers show up, led by Captain Prescott, to control the crowd, that is growing rapidly. Many new arrivals are bringing clubs.


Boston the power keg of the american revolution

  • Prescott yells at his men to hold their fire, and tells the crowd to leave and go home.

  • Someone throws a large stone, hitting a soldier in the head.


Boston the power keg of the american revolution

  • The soldiers raise their guns as a show of force, hoping the colonists disperse. Prescott repeats his order not to fire.


Boston the power keg of the american revolution

FIRE!!

  • Someone in the crowd yells. . .


Boston the power keg of the american revolution

  • Crispus Attucks and four others lay dead


The sons of liberty respond

The Sons of Liberty Respond

  • The Sons of Liberty are quick to publish their account of the events, which they call “the Boston Massacre.”

Paul Revere created the etching to the right.


Massacre

Massacre

  • Defined by Webster’s dictionary as a “wholesale slaughter”

  • Is this accurate to what happened in Boston?


Prescott on trial

Prescott on trial

  • Prescott and his men were arrested and put on trial for murder.

  • John Adams (cousin of Samuel Adams and future 2nd president of the USA) defended them in court.

The law should be deaf to the clamors of the populace.


Not guilty

Not guilty?

  • Thanks to the defense of John Adams, the jury found Prescott and his men not guilty. They believed that they acted in self defense.


Compare and contrast

Compare and Contrast

Using what you know about the Boston Massacre, which of these two pictures do you believe is most accurate? What makes your choice more accurate than the other?

Picture APicture B


  • Login