In Boston, in the so-called Boston Tea Party, a group of citizens dumped cargoes of tea from British ships into Boston Harbor. In retaliation, Parliament passed the Coercive Acts in 1774-Intolerable Acts called the by the colonists-which were designed to punish Massachusetts and demonstrate Parliament's sovereignty. The Virginia assembly called for a meeting of representatives from the 13 colonies and Canada to consider joint action against the encroachments on colonial rights. The meeting, known as the First Continental Congress, took place i... ... middle of paper ... ...control of other settlements in the state. The Americans, however, established control over the entire region north of the Ohio Valley.
The reaction against taxation was often violent and the most powerful and articulate groups in population rose against the taxation. Then in October of 1765, colonial representatives met on their own for the first time and decided to mobilize forces against their Mother country. From this point on, events reached the point of no return for the colonies. In December of 1773, the Boston Tea Party occurred as a direct response to the much-hated Tea Act. In 1774, the First Continental Congress met and formed and began to raise issues which would later stimulant local organizations to end their fidelity for England.
C) In 1767 it forced the New York Assembly to provide quarters. D) British troops enacted the Townshend Act. E) They taxed such things as glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea. 11) In 1770 the Boston Massacre. 12) May 1773 when Parliament passed the Tea Act.
British soldiers were sent to Boston and fired upon the Boston mob, leaving five men dead after the end of the chaos. Trials took place to defend the soldiers in order to defend their rights as individuals. A fast occurrence, though, placed a scar onto the colonists to propel them to fight against Britain. During the late 1700’s, rules and regulations were placed to subdue the colonies and raise money after the French-and-Indian war, as too Britain’s Seven-Year-War. In replace of the Stamp Act of 1765, a new act, under the financial leader, Charles Townshend, the Townshend Acts were added to place a tax upon certain imported goods.
Colonists reacted to the Townshend acts by boycotting all British goods until they repealed the act. When the act was repealed only tea wa... ... middle of paper ... ...begun. In seventeen seventy- five, the revolution had begun with Lexington and Concord being the starting place serving as the first of many battles. Thomas Paine aided to the war with his pamphlet Common Sense firing up colonists to join the revolution in seventeen eighty-six. The colonists fought hard to earn their victorious freedom behind General George Washington against the red coated British.
While holding this position, he was named governor of Massachusetts in 1774; at the same time that Parliament passes the Coercive Acts in retaliation for the Boston Tea Party, which occurred the previous year. He tried to put down the dissident forces in the colony. He ordered the arrest of Samuel Adams and John Hancock. In April 1775, he sent soldiers to seize military stores at Concord, which had begun to stock large quantities of ammunitions. This was the first serious engagement of the American Patriot Paul Reveres’s famous ride warning of British attack.
In the end, ... ... middle of paper ... ...ks. They ambushed the ship and dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor. They called this event the Boston Tea Party. Next came the Intolerable Acts, a series of laws passed by Great Britain to punish Massachusetts for the Boston Tea Party and to strengthen British control over the Colonies. The Patriots viewed the Acts as a violation of the rights of Massachusetts, and in September 1774 they organized the First Continental Congress to organize a protest.
This was to be achieved by greatly lowering its tea tax and allowing it a domination on the American tea trade. Many colonists saw the act as another example of taxation dictatorship. In a response to the Tea Act, revolutionary colonists in Massachusetts planned the "Boston Tea Party." The colonist disguised themselves as Native Americans, snuck onto British Import Ships, and dumped all the tea into Boston Harbor. England was extremely upset by the Boston Tea Party and other deliberate acts of destruction of British property.
In a spectacular attack in 1759, General James Wolfe’s soldiers defeated the French on the Plains of Abraham and took Quebec. A year later the British captured Montreal, which was the last French stronghold on the continent, which ended the American phase of the... ... middle of paper ... ... was one that largely left them alone. The Whigs warned the people to guard against the government’s attempts to encroach on their liberty and seize their property. Rulers would try to corrupt and oppress the people and only the elected representatives could preserve their precious yet fragile liberty. Britain’s attempt to tighten the reigns of the government and to raise revenues from the colonies in the 1760’s and early 1770’s convinced many Americans that the Real Whigs’ reasoning applied to their current circumstances.
Shays Rebellion 1) Shays' Rebellion, the post-Revolutionary clash between New England farmers and merchants that tested the precarious institutions of the new republic, threatened to plunge the "disunited states" into a civil war. The rebellion arose in Massachusetts in 1786, spread to other states, and culminated in an abortive attack on a federal arsenal. It wound down in 1787 with the election of a more popular governor, an economic upswing, and the creation of the Constitution of the United States in Philadelphia. Shay's Rebellion was the first armed uprising of the new nation. It was caused by the absence of debt relief legislation in Massachusetts.