Class Notes 10- Imperial Crisis 2 (9-24)

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The Imperial Crisis, Part 2 Monday, September 24, 2007 9:48 PM Tools: Colonial Divisions   1. Prelude to Independence i. April 1775: blood is shed, initial warfare at Lexington and Concord i. Second Continental Congress i. Somewhat divided about how to proceed, takes more concrete  efforts towards a unified government ii. Still pledging loyalty to the king iii. May 1775: renouncing the idea that they want independence, they  only want their "English" rights iv. Taking actions of an actual unified government 1. Benjamin Franklin as the post master of the post office v. Issued petitions to King George III, by August 1775 George III  declares the colonies in rebellion and seeks to repress the colonies vi. Great Britain cuts off all imports to the colonies vii. Increasing tension rising ii. Bunker Hill
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i. Another military engagement ii. June 1775: fortifications established on the outside of Boston,  colonist waged a seige against the city of Boston, siege not very effective  since the British have access to the port, prevented British from  spreading outwards from Boston iii. Colonist have made fortifications around Boston and waited for the  British, battle actually occurred at Breed's Hill iv. British march out of Boston in rows and formations onto trench 
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