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Unformatted text preview: e colonies for sale . Boston Tea Party The East India Company could send tea directly from India to the American colonists. Britain gave this privilege to East India Company and other British company. But Britain had not given this privilege to the American colonists. Therefore they were angry. But why sending goods directly from one colony to another was a privilege? Boston Tea Party
They got onto British
ships and threw the
tea into the sea. Do you think what the American colonists did was right? Should they be punished? Right Against unreasonable rule Wrong Destroyed others’ property They disguised as native Americans
Against inequality and unfairness
They were highly irresponsible – shift the responsibilities to Show their the native Americans discontentment Yes, they had destroyed the property of the merchants of the East India Company. The British king punished them by closing their harbour. Why had to close their harbour? Would it be an effective way to gain back their loyalty? http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=PBBTF0Wg7dY&feature=related More and more
Pushing over the statue
of a British king Overthrow the British king > overthrow the British rule Start a revolution –By using force to overthrow the British ruler Patrick Henry
- a revolutionary
leader - said in
1775: “Give me
liberty or give me
death.” He doesn’t mind if he has to die when he fights for liberty. It shows his determination to fight for freedom. That is to free the American colonies from British rule. The First
Congress in 1774:
Britain had no
right to force
people to pay tax.
would stop all
trade with Britain. To the British
1775 First armed conflict between
the colonists and British soldiers The Second Continental Congress in 1775-76:
The Declaration of Independence; founding of
the USA (The 13 colonies became 13 states.) Date:
July 4, 1776 Declaration of
Independence Signatures by
representatives Main ideas of the declaration
All human beings are born equal.
No government can take...
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