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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

The Road

to Revolution:

(1770-1776)

By: Ms. Susan M. Pojer

Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY


The road to revolution 1770 1776

Was the

American Revolution

Inevitable??



The road to revolution 1770 1776

The Boston Massacre (March 5,1770)


The road to revolution 1770 1776

The Gaspee Incident(1772)

Providence, RI coast


The road to revolution 1770 1776

Committees of Correspondence

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


The road to revolution 1770 1776

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.



The road to revolution 1770 1776

The Coercive or IntolerableActs (1774)

1. Port Bill

2. Government Act

3. New Quartering Act

Lord North

4. Administration of Justice Act



The road to revolution 1770 1776

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.


The road to revolution 1770 1776

The British Are Coming . . .

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


The road to revolution 1770 1776

The Shot Heard ’Round the World!

Lexington & Concord – April 18,1775


The road to revolution 1770 1776

The Second Continental Congress(1775)

Olive Branch Petition


The road to revolution 1770 1776

Was the

American Revolution

Inevitable??


The road to revolution 1770 1776

Thomas Paine: Common Sense





The road to revolution 1770 1776

New National Symbols