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  • The Intolerable Acts were laws passed by the British Parliament after the Boston Tea Party.  The British wanted more control over the colonies because they wanted them to pay England back for all the tea the colonists ruined during the Boston Tea Party.
  • Intolerable Acts (1774)
  • we want more control.. -brits
  • Known to be the first battles of the Revolutionary War. These battles took place because a British commander in Boston heard that supplies and weapons (ammunitions) were being kept by the colonists in Lexington and Concord. The British troops moved from Boston towards Lexington and Concord to take control of the colonists’ military supplies.
  • Lexington & Concord (April 19, 1775)
  • ooOo supplies!
  • The Second Continental Congress was held on May 10, 1775 in Philadelphia. Because Britain kept coming to Boston, this meeting was held. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss what would be done by the colonists to opposes the military threat of the British. They decided to create a Continental Army.
  • Second Continental Congress (May 10, 1775)
  • army!
  • army!
  • army!
  • what shall we do?
  • army!
  • The Declaration of Independence was written on July 4, 1776 by Thomas Jefferson. The purpose of the DoI was to explain to other nations such as Britain, why the colonies have chosen to become independent from Great Britain.
  • Declaration of Independence (July 4,1776)
  • tis signed! the DoI!
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