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The Stirrings of rebellion. Chapter 4: Section 1. Do Now: Respect Talk Obj : Colonists objections to British taxes Tensions Rise in MA Battle of Lexington and Concord HW: Active Read 4.2 . Colonies organize to resist . The Stamp Act: Passed by George Grenville in 1765

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the stirrings of rebellion

The Stirrings of rebellion

Chapter 4: Section 1


Do Now: Respect Talk

  • Obj:
    • Colonists objections to British taxes
    • Tensions Rise in MA
    • Battle of Lexington and Concord
  • HW: Active Read 4.2
colonies organize to resist
Colonies organize to resist
  • The Stamp Act:
    • Passed by George Grenville in 1765
    • Required colonists to purchase special “stamped” paper for legal documents, license, newspaper, and pamphlet
    • Colonists outraged, disobey would end with colonist arrest
  • Stamp Act Protests:
    • Sons of Liberty violently protested Stamp Act
    • Attack stamp agents and royal governors alike
    • Merchants in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia boycott British manufactured goods….
    • 1766 British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act….!!!
taxation without representation
“taxation without representation”
  • The Townshend Acts:
    • Indirect tax levied on glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea
    • Samuel Adams of Boston calls for another boycott of British goods
      • Colonial women give up British luxuries and exchange tea recipes from birch bark
    • 1768 British seize John Hancock’s ship the Liberty under suspicion of smuggling goods
    • The colonists riot, and as a result the British station 2,000 “redcoats” in Boston…
tension mounts in ma
Tension mounts in MA
  • “The Boston Massacre”:
    • March 5, 1770
    • Angered over lack of jobs a mob gathers in front of a Customs House in Boston
    • The angry mob hurls ice balls and wooden clubs at the British soldiers
    • Shots are fired and five are killed
    • Bostonians call it the Boston Massacre to stir up rebellious spirit
the boston tea party
The Boston tea Party
  • Tea boycotts are running British Tea companies out of business
  • Britain tries to sell tea directly to consumers cheaper than Boston merchants can (Tea Act)
  • Hopes colonist will buy cheaper tea and save their company
    • Colonists protest instead…..
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The Boston tea party
  • Dec. 16, 1773
    • Colonists dressed like Native Americans break into British ships carrying tea in Boston Harbor.
    • Dump nearly 18,000 lbs of British Tea into the harbor
    • Incident becomes known as “The Boston Tea Party”
the intolerable acts first continental congress
The intolerable acts&First continental congress
  • Furious over the Boston Tea Party King George III passed the a series of laws the colonists called the Intolerable Acts:
    • Shut down Boston Harbor
    • Quartering Act- British soldiers could be housed in Boston homes and buildings
    • Placed Massachusetts under martial law- military control
  • First Continental Congress:
    • 1774 56 delegates from the colonies met in Philadelphia to discuss the rights of the colonies
    • They supported the MA protests and told Britain they would fight if pushed to it
lexington and concord
Lexington and Concord
  • After the First Continental Congress civilians or Minutemen began to arm themselves
  • Stockpiling large amounts of guns and ammunition in Concord MA, outside of Boston
  • British generals learn of this and plan to march to Concord and destroy an armory in its path….
the regulars are coming
“The regulars are coming!”
  • As British troops left Boston for Concord series of riders left to spread the word:
    • Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Samuel Prescott warned the Minutemen that British regulars were coming and to be prepared
    • They also warned John Hancock and Sam Adams that British were coming to capture them…
shot heard round the world
“Shot heard round the World”
  • Minutemen gathered at Lexington Common (on way to Concord) to resist the British
  • 70 Minutemen stood ground against British Army of 700
    • When told to disperse the Minutemen remained
    • A shot was fired from somewhere and the British open up on the militia killing 8 men…