The gaspee a royal schooner stationed in narragansett

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The Gaspee a royal schooner stationed in Narragansett Bay to collect customs and catch smugglers. When chasing suspected smugglers in 1772, the Gaspée ran aground. at night, it was boarded by colonials and burned, an act of rebellion. an intensive investigation failed to turn up a single witness willing to incriminate any of the arsonists.
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Tea Parties Boston Tea Party 60 hard core Sons of Liberty dressed up as Mohawk Indians and boarded the East India Company ships and dumped 342 chests of tea in the Boston harbour Closed Boston Harbour until people repaid the cost of the tea Parliament take action: Imposed extraterritoriality Suspended the MA assembly Renewed the QA French and Indian War French+Indian allies vs Britain+Indian allies Part of a global conflict over colonies, trade, and slave trading Just one part of a war fought in NA, Asia, and in Atlantic Ocean, and Europe itself Was a conflict over North American control New France Compared to the British colonies, New France had larger land and a much smaller population Depended on Indians and coexisted with them (intermarriage) Economy based on the Fur Trade as well as Fishing and Hunting Depended on natural resources War over Colonies By the 18th century the French come in conflict with British settlers when they crossed the Appalachians By end of the conflict both sides fought over American colonies British win the war Peace of Paris Britain gains control of North America to the Rockies and Canada France retains Martinique and Guadalupe (sugar islands) 2 tiny little islands were more valuable than entire Canada Shows worth of sugar-super valuable Slaves were basically disposable there Habitants-French settlers were allowed to remain in Eastern Canada [Monreal (royal mountain), Quebecois] Colonists-considered themselves part of the British empire The First Continental Congress 1774-56 delegates met **Still pledged loyalty to George III Prized education and civility Varied but got along due to common goal of rebellion Noteworthy people: Benjamin Franklin , Samuel Adams , and Patrick Henry Samuel Adams-reputation of being a gradgrind who shunned the social norm Joseph Galloway was unfriendly to Adam’s radicalism Paul Revere came with a set of defiant declarations called the Suffolk Resolves
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Aggressive tenor of Suffolk resolves but Congress adopted them ****Congress called on Americans to organize and train militias HYPOCRISY-colonials claim to be enslaved by the British but they themselves are slave owners Militias Every colony required townships and counties to support a militia unit and train regularly Typically all men were obligated serve except the very old, disabled, clergymen, college students, and professors (in some colonies Quakers) Called the “Minutemen” because In massachusetts in 1774, an emergency “alarm list”
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