boston massacre

boston massacre

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  • The Boston Massacre
  • The Boston Tea Party
  • No Taxation Without Representation!
  • During the Boston Massacre five colonists died. Three more were injured. Soldiers had panicked when an angry mob started throwing rocks at them.
  • First Continental Congress
  • To get back at the British, the colonists, led by Samuel Adams, disguised themselves as Mohawks and threw out all of the British's tea.
  • Battle of Lexington and Concord
  • Many colonists thought that the taxes were unfair and protested. Their motto was "No taxation without representation." It started with a group called the Sons of Liberty, specifically James Otis.
  • Quartering Act
  • At  the first Continental Congress representatives from the colonies met to discuss their rights. They sent a petition to the king to try and restore peace. They asked him to repeal the Intolerable Acts. They said they had a right to make colonial laws and threatened to stop British exports. They organized a boycott of British goods. Parliament responded by adding new taxes to the colonies.
  • The British learned that the colonists were hiding weapons in Concord and sent soldiers that night to capture them. When the colonists found out what was happening they sent three men to warn the militia. At dawn on April 19, the British find a small militia waiting for them in Lexington. Someone fired a shot but no one knows who. Eight militia men are killed and 250  British soldiers are killed or wounded as colonists attack them along the march.
  • The Quartering Act was part of the Coercive Acts. It forced colonists to lodge and feed solders. Other laws in the Coercive acts was the Boston Port Act, Massachusetts Government Act, Administration of Justice Act, and the Quebec Act.
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