Soph Thilgen - American Revolution Events Slides

Soph Thilgen - American Revolution Events Slides
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  • In the 1st scene on the night of March 5, 1770 a group of 50+ colonists are calling a groups of soldiers names and throwing objects at them. When one gets knocked  to the ground and fires other soldiers fire out of the confusion. 5 colonists are killed and 8 are injured. The whole thing was unintentional, but the colonists are whipped up in a fury and are calling is a massacre and try to get the soldiers out of Boston. All of this happens as a result of the Townshed acts.
  • The British have just won the French and Indian war, they are under massive amounts of debt. They decide to help pay the debt back by taxing the colonists in America.
  • Boston Massacre
  • On the day of June 9, 1772 the HMS Gaspee got stuck on a sandbar, later that night a mob of angry colonists went and killed the captain then burned the ship to its water line. This was a result of the passing of the Writs of Assistance ( a never expiring search warrant.) The attack was also considered the first move of war.
  • Gaspee Affair
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Scene 3 is the Boston tea party, on the night of December 16 after the tea act had been passed ( stating the East India Company had complete control over the tea ) a group of 5,000 or more people gathered to dump tea off of the ship the Dartmouth. They dissed themselves as natives so they would not be recognized.
  • The last scene is Lexington and Concord, in April of 1775 British troops came to Boston with a plan to take all the colonists guns and gunpowder from the colonial rebel leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock. But colonial minutemen met the British at Lexington, nobody knows who fried first but when the smoke cleared 8 colonist were dead and 10 wounded. The British forged on  but they were met by more colonials at Concord. Once the British retreated back to Boston, minutemen fired at them from behind trees and fences. By the time the firing was over the colonists had won with less than 100 deaths and the British with 273. This was the first battle of the revolutionary war.
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