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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The Boston Tea Party Through The Declaration Of Independence The Boston Tea Party Intoerable Acts The Intolerable Acts were five British laws that the colonists strongly objected. They were passed in early 1774. Fourof these laws were intended to punish the people of Massachusetts, for destroying the tea that they threw into Boston Harbor in December, 1773, and strengthen British authority in Massachusetts. It was a cold December night of 1773. Three ships had loads of tea but was not being unloaded because the angry residents of Boston were threatened not to buy or use the tea. TheSons of Liberty and Sam Adams sent a message to the governor saying they had to remove the tea, but he declined. So, a group of British mendressed up as Indians and shoutedthat their would be a Boston TeaParty tonight. The disguised coloniststhen boarded the ships at the BostonHarbor and threw 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor. First Continental Congress The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from twelve of the thirteen colonies. They discussed boycotting British Taxes. Battle of Lexington and Concord The British weregoing to Concord to getweapons. British troops wereon their way to Lexingtonand faced a battle against their minutemen. Whenthey came back from the battle, their weaponswere gone. Battle of Bunker Hill The Battle of Bunker Hill was the first conflict of theAmerican Revolution. It showedthat Americans were brave and that the British would not beable to defeat easily. Olive Branch Petiton The Olive Branch Petition was when a small group of radicals led byJohn Adams, felt the was with GreatBritain was inevitable. However, aneffort to avoid the war, the SecondContiental Congress sent a resolution to King George III known as the Olive Branch Petition. King George IIIrefused to read the petition and said that the colonies had come out in open rebellion against the Crown and Great Britain. Common Sense The Common Sense essay waswritten by Thomas Paine urgingthe colonies to declare their independence. In Common Sense,Thomas Paine wrote about how colonists should take a breakbecause many colonists believedthey were still reluctant to cut their ties with Britain. In six months, 500,000 copies were sold. Thomas' goal was to change the colonists' attitudes toward GreatBritain and the king. Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence was written byThomas Jefferson and was divided into three main parts. The first main part was Natural Rights explaining that all men are treated equal and that they are endowed with their Creator. Second main part was the British Wrongs. This described the wrongs that led the Americans to break awayfrom Britain. He complained about limits to trade and about taxes imposed without the consent on the people. The third main part was Independence announces that all ties with Britain are cut.
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