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“Don’t tread on me” Everyone insists that they are the trueinheritors of what they want.f.Boston Massacre (1770)f.i.Always some British troops in American colonies. Since Frenchand Indian war ended and acts brought protest, this caused coloniesto see British troops as tyrannies.f.ii.Group in the winter in 1770 that harass the British troops in frontof the government building.Things get out of hand and thingsbecome violent. Someone yelled fire as mockery and eventuallytroops fire on unarmed crowd killing 5 Americas.f.iii.Troops are arrested, but who will defend them for a free trial? Wentto John Adams, stands up to treats of sons of liberty. Viewed as atraitor, Samuel Adams as his cousin was a leader of one of theSons of Liberty. John represents them, 9 troops are held formurder. 7 are found not guilty, 2 officers are convicted ofmanslaughter, but not first degree (never intended, but heldaccountable). Given a fair trial, and treated equally. John Adamswas a patriot, he believe law over emotion. Did what was legallyjust for legally defending the men, but turned it down because heopposes the British government.f.iv.Trial didn’t support British colonist. Paul Revere sent a piece ofpropaganda showing British shooting colonist.g.Tea Act/ Boston Tea Party (1773)g.i.Corruption is what colonist see, more taxation withoutrepresentation but done because of corruption in Britishgovernment. Whig and liberalism frame response by dressing asNative Americans at night and sneaking onboard a ship with newshipments of tea from East India Company. They dump it
overboard, which amounted to 300 wooden chest of tea overboard.(1000 British pounds, 4 million dollars worth of tea. )h.Boston Port Act or “Intolerable” Acts or “Coercive” Acts (1774)h.i.Boston Port Act (British) If American called “Intolerable orCoercive” Act. 4 main things happen:h.i.1.Parliament closed Port of Boston until colonist paidfor all the tea. How did they raise the money to pay ifBoston was reliant on Port?h.i.2.Parliament changed the town’s charter, specificallyno more public elections. Royal governor would fill publicpositions. Appointed people favorable to king andparliament, not American patriots.h.i.3.Solders could be lodged in private homes.Parliament realized they needed a larger government, sothey send more troops. Quartered them, if you live inBoston you could be forced to house 1 or 2 solders.Infringed upon liberty and landh.i.4.Acts declared any acts of rebellion or protest that iscriminal; you must be tried in English courts in England,not tried in Massachusetts. Don’t trust the Bostonians willtry the criminals fairly; they will allow them to gounpunished.h.ii.Protest are centering in Boston, Massachusetts. “If they could endit there, the other colonies wont join in.” Parliamentunderestimating the scope of American frustration with the Britishgovernment. Irritated American patriots across the country and sawit as a way parliament could take away everyone’s liberties.House

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