Road to the American Revolution II

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Road to the American Revolution II

Road to the Revolution (continued)

Time Line

1770

Boston Massacre

1773

The Tea Act

1774

Closing of the port of Boston

1774

1774

Quartering Act (revised)

Midnight ride of Paul Revere

1770

The Boston Tea Party

1773

The Massachusetts Government Act

1774

The Quebec Act

1774

Battle at Lexington and Concord

1775

As a result of the Boston Tea Party the King and parliament passed a new act. The closing of the port of Boston was one of many acts that the colonists nicknamed the Intolerable Acts.

In 1765 England impossed an act called the Quartering Act, this act was repealed eventually until it reappeared in 1774. This act forced colonists to house British troops even in a time of peace. The soldiers were sent to the colonies to watch them if anything were to happen.

The Battle of Lexington and Concord was the begining of the American Revolution, begining with "the shot heard around the world" No one really knows which side took the first shot, but nonetheless this shot signaled the begining of our independance as a country.

The Boston Tea Party was the colonists response to the Tea Act. The Sons of Liberty organized the Boston Tea Party and dumped enough tea to give each person in Massachusets 100 cups of tea. The colonists who participated in the Boston Tea Pary were dissguised as Native American Indians.

The Boston Massacre was a way for rebelions to make more people fight against Britain. 5 colonists were shot dead and 6 were wounded while confronting British officers about taxation. The colonists took the opportunity to turn this event into a media fiasco. The men who were acquitted to manslaughter got a branding on their hand.

The Tea Act upset many colonist because it gave the East India Trading Co. a monopoly on tea. The colonists boycotted tea from England.

The British were begining to lose control of the colonies so in attempt to take back control they decieded to move the capital of America to Quebec ( British New America)

The Committiee of Correspondence watched the British very closely and informed the colonists of any action the British had been making.They also boycotted many British goods.The leaders of the Committiees of correspondence became some of the many leaders of the Revolution.

Committees of Correspondence

The Massachusetts Government Act was also one of the Intolerable Acts imposed on the colonists to suppress and restrain them. This act was a way for Britain to regain control of the colonies by giving power to a man who was chosen by the King.

" And the East India tea, even after that tax was paid, would be better and cheaper than any the Americans ever had. Weren't the Americans, after all, human beings? Wouldn't they care more for their pocketbooks than their principals?" Chapter 6 Johnny Tremain pg.123" This was almost the first sound Johnny had heard since the tea party started- except only the crash of axes into sea cheasts, the squeak of hosts, and a few grunted orders." Chapter 6 Johnny Tremain pg. 149

" This closing of the port of Boston was indead tyranny; this was oppression ; this was the last straw upon the back of a many moderate man" Chapter 8 Johnny Tremain pg.130" But when that bill came- the fiddler's bill- that bill for the tea, it was so much heavier than anyone expected, Boston was thrown into a paroxysm of anger and despair. There had been many a moderate man who had thought the Tea Party a bit lawless and was now ready to vote payment for the tea. But when these men heard how cruelly the Town was to be punished, they swore it would never be paid for. And those other thirteen colonies. Up to this time many of them had had little interest in Boston's struggles. Now they were united as never before. The punishment united the often jealous, often indifferent, separate colonies, as the Tea Party itself had not." Chapter 7 Johnny Tremain

"Friends! Brethren! Countrymen! That worst of Plagues, the detested tea shipped for this Port by the East India Company, is now arrived in the Harbour, the hour of destruction, of manly opposition to the machinations of Tyranny, stares you in the face." Chapter 6 Johnny Tremain page 125" It was Sam Adams himself. When either cold or excited, his palsy increased. His head and hands were shaking. But his strong seamed face, which always looked cheerful, today looked radiant.

" But everywhere the alarm was spreading. Men are grabbing their guns- marching for Concord. Paul Revere did get through in time last night. Blly Dawes a little later. Hundreds- maybe thousands of Minute Men are on the march." Chapter 10 Johnny Tremain pg. 258" If the British go out over the Neck, we will show one lantern. If in the boats-- two. Chapter 10 pg.206

The midnight ride of Paul Revere is one of the most famous historical events in the time of the Revolution. Paul Revere was one of the leaders of the Revolution he was also a member of the Liberty Tree. Paul Revere and William Daws were riding to Cambridge to warn the people there to be ready for an attack by the British. The phrase "One if by land, two if by sea." Is the way Paul Revere would know how the British troops planned on getting to Cambridge.

" It was here the men had stood; here upon this Green they had formed a thin pathetic line, a handful of farmers to resist the march of seven hundred British regulars. Here they had died. Oh, it was so hopeless and so brave, you might laugh. And you might cry." Chapter 10 Johnny Tremain pg." We give all we have, lives, property,safety,skills...we fight, we die, for a simple thing. Only that a man can stand up." Chapter 8 Johnny Tremain pg. 180

" 'We've got seventeen officers staying with us. We've got sheets by the dozen.'" Chapter 7 Johnny Tremain pg.169" 'Mah land, Johnny-boy, Icould do with every bit of help. Them Britishers expect a clean sheet every week and seems like a clean shirt everyday.' " Chapter 7 Johnny Tremain pg. 169


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