AMerican Revolution Project Joseph 7-209

AMerican Revolution Project Joseph 7-209

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  • Tea Act/Boston Tea Party
  • The Tea Act will lower the price of tea! The colonists should be happy!
  • Sir I agree. But the monopoly!
  • Tea Act/Boston Tea Party
  • Okay...
  • Tea Act/Boston Tea Party
  • We're not paying for tea that all comes from one company! We want a choice!
  • The year is 1773. The British Parliament have decided to pass the tea act. The tea act makes tea less expensive by shipping it directly to the colonies. The protestors are angry with the monopoly of tea and complain that they still have to pay tax on tea.
  • "Shot Heard Round the World"
  • Oh no! We must be prepared!
  • Colonists are angry that all their tea is shipped from one company. To protest, a group of colonists called the Sons Of Liberty organized in ports and demanded that the tea would not be unloaded. The captains were threatened. This worked in New York and Philadelphia.
  • "Shot Heard Round the World"
  • BOOM!
  • You wont win! Go away!
  • You are the ones who need to go away!
  • Governor Thomas Hutchinson demanded the tea would be unloaded. On the night of December 16, a group of men dressed as natives boarded the tea ship. They threw 342 cases of tea (90,000 pounds) into the sea. This destroyed it all, which cost thousands of dollars.
  • "Shot Heard Round the World"
  • We are powerful!
  • The colonists armed themselves with minutemen to defend against British attacks. General Thomas Gage later learned that these men were storing arms in Concord. He sent 700 British troops. Paul Revere and William Dawes went to warn the minutemen.
  • On April 18, 1775, the 700 British troops arrived in Lexington. 77 minutemen were waiting there. The men were ordered to go home, they refused. Suddenly, a gun shot was heard. This was the first shot of the American Revolution, and nobody knew who fired it.
  • The 77 minutemen surprisingly won with only 8 casualties. There was later another larger battle fought between the two sides in Concord. There was now 400 minutemen. The minutemen won again. The British fled to Boston and 300 died. This gave the patriots some confidence for future battles. These were the first battles of the American Revolution.
  • We won this battle, we are ready for anything the British can do!
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