March 2 2011 - Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 1st continental...

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 1st continental congress- Philadelphia (sept, 1774) - denounce coercive acts – close down the court of boston as a punishment, and support this with war british troops. They are trying to assert authority over boston and Massachusetts. - non – importation - organize militias/arms- met to decide with this growing imperial issue. They denounce the coercive acts, that non importation continues, to punish the British trade. They wanted to organize colonial militias, and prepare for a possible revolution. - general Thomas gage (gov)- sent 700 men from Boston to go to Lexington and concord to disperse the militia and collect those arms. This began the first fighting in the American revolution. - Paul reveres ride- silversmith from Boston, and a patriot, he was one of several riders, that were to be dispersed in the country side. They were to promote propaganda/pamphlets against the British. The British went to the port of Boston , 23 died 174 wounded. 39 wounded 34 died in Lexington. Worked as great propaganda. The British retrieved, this showed the revolution might succeed. This was done for independence. - Lexington and concord (April 1775)
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