The American Revolution and Independence

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The American Revolution and Independence Boston Tea Party Coercive Acts (Intolerable Acts) Aimed at punishing Boston 1. Port of Boston Act – Boston could not trade until the tea was paid for 2. Massachusetts Government Act – Thomas Gage was put in charge of the British  military to control Boston – Boston could not meet for meetings. 3. Act for the Impartial Administration of Justice 4. Quartering Act (all the colonies) – British is readying to go to war if necessary.  All of these Acts have the opposite effect to the colonies Britain wanted. The  colonies instead saw what was happening to Massachusetts and decided to help  resist First Continental Congress Drawing by Ben Franklin September 17, 1774 – Join or Die Declaration of American Rights No taxation without representation Parliament is not Imperial The strongest language comes out in this document
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2008 for the course HIST 105 taught by Professor Hatfield during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.

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