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The Road

The Road

to Revolution:

(1770-1776)

By: Ms. Susan M. Pojer

Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY

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Was the

Was the

American Revolution Inevitable??

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Tar and Feathering

Tar and Feathering

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The Boston Massacre (March 5,1770)

The Boston Massacre (March 5,1770)

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The Gaspee Incident (1772)

The Gaspee Incident (1772)

Providence, RI coast

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Committees of Correspondence

Committees of Correspondence

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

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Tea Act (1773)

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.

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Boston Tea Party (1773)

Boston Tea Party (1773)

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The Coercive or Intolerable Acts (1774)

The Coercive or Intolerable Acts (1774)

Lord North

1. Port Bill

2. Government Act

4. Administration of Justice Act

3. New Quartering Act

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The Quebec Act (1774)

The Quebec Act (1774)

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First Continental Congress (1774)

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.

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The British Are Coming . . .

The British Are Coming . . .

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

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The Shot Heard Round the World!

The Shot Heard Round the World!

Lexington & Concord April 18,1775

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The Second Continental Congress (1775)

The Second Continental Congress (1775)

Olive Branch Petition

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Was the

Was the

American Revolution

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