throwing snowballs filled with rocks at the Red Coats the soldiers opened fire

Throwing snowballs filled with rocks at the red coats

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throwing snowballs, filled with rocks, at the Red Coats, the soldiers opened fire on the crowd, resulting in the Boston Massacre. The colonists used this incident in their favor by launching a propaganda campaign stating that the soldiers shot a crowd of innocent bystanders.The Tea Act was a tax on tea. The colonists were furious at the British attempt to collect this revenue and boycotted tea. As a shipment of tea sat waiting in Boston Harbor, a colonist boarded the vessel and dumped all the tea overboard. This event was known as the Boston Tea Party.The English response to the Boston Tea Party was called the Intolerable Acts. First, it closed down Boston Harbor until the tea was paid for. These Acts also included the Quartering Act, which required all colonists to provide housing for British soldiers. At the same time, Parliament passed the Quebec Act, which gave greater freedom to Catholics, whom the Protestant colonists did not trust, and expanded the borders of Quebec land. The Intolerable Acts would be the last acts passed before the Americans declared independence. From here onwards, patriotism and the need to ensure no further acts were passed were the driving forces that rapidly unfolded. The colonists discussed their grievances in the form of the first Continental Congress. The Continental congress was a huge step in colonial unity, as it was the first official time that the colonists came together. The Continental Congress came up with a list of Acts and Laws that they wanted repealed and set up committees of observation to enforce boycotts. The shot heard ‘round the world, otherwise known as Lexington and Concord, began when British troops attempted to confiscate weapons in Concord. British troops, to get to Concord, first had to pass through Lexington. The troops were met by minute men and a fierce fight broke out which led to the death of numerous minute men. Then the British continued on to Concord where even more minute men stood waiting for them.
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