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8.+Battle+for+Independence - The Battle for Independence...

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Unformatted text preview: The Battle for Independence The From Massacres to Tea Parties Boston Tea Party, 1773 Coercive Acts (Intolerable Acts), 1774 Continental Congress, 1774 From Resistance to Revolution Lexington and Concord, April 1775 Second Continental Congress, May 1775 Arguments for Independence (Tom Paine) Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 Tea Tax Incites Resistance Tea Edenton Proclamation, 1774 Edenton First Continental Congress, Philadelphia, 1774 Philadelphia, Did Coercive Acts lead to Revolution? Revolution? British Official in 1780s: “the Coercive Acts united the whole of the the colonies in one common cause” colonies John Adams in 1780s: “The revolution was complete in the minds The of the people and the union of the colonies before the war commenced.” before Resistance, Not Revolution Resistance, 1764 (Sugar Act)-1774 (Continental Cong) Colonial Protests Expand and Become More Colonial Effective, BUT Restricted Mainly to Seaport Cities and other Urban Areas Cities No Matter How Radical the Rhetoric, Aim is No Resistance, Not Revolution—Seeking to Change British Policy toward Colonies, Not Gain Independence from Britain Gain Protestors Claiming Rights of Englishmen The War before the Revolution The Lexington and Concord, April 1775 Patriots Protest British Attacks at Lexington and Concord Lexington Second Continental Congress, Philadelphia & Baltimore, 1775-76 Philadelphia Battle of Great Bridge, Virginia Battle Battle of Bunker Hill, June 1775 Battle Tom Paine’s Common Sense Common ...
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