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  • War and revolt were definitely necessary to make America the country what it is today. The British made it impossible to reach a diplomatic solution, and actually started the war themselves. These Acts and actions really started it...
  • Was war necessary to protect American rights and ideas?
  • The Revolutionary War. Was Revolt the correct die to roll in this campaign? Or could a more diplomatic solution been made?
  • Boston Tea Party 1773
  • The British deserve to have their tea dumped in the harbor for taxation without representation.
  • Intolerable Acts, 1773
  • Grrr!
  • We'll get you for this you dirty Brits!
  • You've crossed the line this time! These acts will whip you into shape!
  • First Continental Congress, 1774
  • Sir, they have rejected our request and are marching on Concord!
  • In response to the Tea Act, colonists dressed as Native Americans boarded British ships and threw 340 boxes of tea overboard. The British were not allowing them to represent themselves.
  • Lexington and
  • In response to the Boston Tea Party, Britain passed the Intolerable Acts, which took away the governing rights of Massachusetts.  This made the colonists very angry.
  • Concord, 1775
  • No!!!
  • After the Intolerable Acts, 12 of the 13 colonies formed the First Continental Congress which sent a formal complaints and petitions for change to the King, for,ed the Declaration of rights, and called a complete boycott on British goods.  Parliament and the King rejected all of these petitions for change and marched soldiers to Concord. The King had rejected an effort for a diplomatic solution.
  • They deserve no chances!
  • First Continental Congress
  • Let's just give them a chance.
  • At dawn on April 19, 1775, minutemen met British troops on the Lexington green. No one knows who fired the first shot, but the minutemen left with 9 dead and 8 wounded, with only one redcoat wounded. They had just truly started the Revolutionary War.
  • There's too many! Retreat!
  • Throw down your arms! Ye Villains, ye rebels.
  •  When the British reached Concord, the majority of the weapons had been relocated, so they started burning what was left. Thinking they were burning the city, the minutemen positioned near Concord drove them out, then fired on them for 18 miles back to Charlestown neck, killing/wounding 250 of the British.
  • Go, you rotten lobsterbacks!
  • You see, war was definitely necessary. Th British tried to take away the colonists rights, and when they tried to patch things up, they kicked off the war themselves, showing it to be impossible to reach a diplomatic solution.
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