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The Road to Lexington and Concord. MAIN IDEA: The tensions between the British and the colonies led to armed conflict in Massachusetts. http://www.theamericanrevolution.org/battles/bat_lex.asp. The Intolerable Acts. Closed the Port of Boston until colonists paid for the destroyed tea.

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the road to lexington and concord

The Road to Lexington and Concord

MAIN IDEA: The tensions between the British and the colonies led to armed conflict in Massachusetts

http://www.theamericanrevolution.org/battles/bat_lex.asp

the intolerable acts
The Intolerable Acts
  • Closed the Port of Boston until colonists paid for the destroyed tea.
  • Banned committees of correspondence
  • Allowed for Britain to house troops whenever needed.
  • Allowed British officials accused of crimes in the Colonies stand trial in Britain.
the first continental congress meets
The First Continental Congress Meets
  • Delegates from all the colonies (except Georgia) met to vote and ban all trade with Britain until the intolerable acts were repealed.
  • Key step in American independence- although the colonies were not ready to break from Britain they were ready to fight for colonial rights.
between war and peace
Between war and peace
  • Colonies began training militias
  • Many hoped the trade ban would force British to repeal- it had worked before
  • The midnight ride of Paul Revere- the war is about to begin
lexington and concord
Lexington and Concord
  • First battles of the Revolutionary War.
  • This forced the colonists to choose sides.
  • British supporters: Loyalists

Rebel supporters: Patriots

http://www.mce.k12tn.net/revolutionary_war/american_revolution.htm