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Disagreements Grow. What was the Tea Act? In 1773 Parliament gave Britain’s East India company a monopoly on tea. Colonists could only buy tea from East India company. What was the Boston Tea Party?

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disagreements grow
Disagreements Grow
  • What was the Tea Act?
  • In 1773 Parliament gave Britain’s East India company a monopoly on tea. Colonists could only buy tea from East India company.
  • What was the Boston Tea Party?
  • In December of 1773, members of the Sons of Liberty dressed as members of the Mohawk tribe went down to the Boston Harbor boarded the ships and threw 300 cases of tea in the water.
coercive acts
Coercive Acts
  • How did Britain’s blockade affect the colonist of Massachusetts?
  • They could not receive or ship goods which hurt their economy.
  • What were the Coercive acts?
  • Laws that forced colonists to follow laws they felt were unfair or intolerable.
  • What was the effect of the coercive act?
  • They united many colonists against Britain.
first continental congress
First Continental Congress
  • What was the first continental congress?
  • A meeting of colonial leaders held in Philadelphia to address concerns that Britain might take stronger action.
  • What did the petition sent to King George III by the first continental congress ask for?
  • The right to life and liberty, the right to assemble and the right to a trial by jury.
lexington and concord
Lexington and concord
  • Colonists in Massachusetts quickly formed militia units called Minutemen.
  • Samuel Adams and John Hancock, leaders of the Sons of Liberty, were having a meeting in Lexington. General Gage found out and sent for the two to be arrested.
  • The British wanted their march to Lexington to be a secret but Paul Revere found out and rode ahead to warn the Sons of Liberty.
  • The first shot of the war was fired in Lexington and this was later called “ the shot heard around the world”
a revolution begins
A revolution begins
  • What were the causes of the fighting at Lexington and Concord?
  • On their way to search for colonists weapons, British soldiers came across the minutemen and shots were fired.