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Intolerable Acts to Independence 27/03/2008 17:03:00 Thomas Gage was the one that was supposed to oversee all of this He wasn’t planning on being a harsh dictator, but the Bostonians refused to  stop rebelling so he was basically forced to rule with a firm hand Powder House Square The powder house contained 250 barrels of the Kings gun powder that could  only be removed by General Gage o However, the minutemen of Charleston (it was technically Charleston  then) claimed that the powder house was theirs o If Gage attempted to take the powder, this would create conflict On September 1, 1774, British Soldiers stealthily go up the Mystic River and  take the Powder o There was a tense climate because there was rumor that shots had  been fired and colonists had been killed o The next day, there was a massive crowd that met in Cambridge  common that were upset about what happened
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course HIST 83 taught by Professor Carp during the Spring '08 term at Tufts.

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