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Causes of the Revolution - POGIL
Terms in this set (19)
Tea act was passed to do what?
raise revenue, pull the British East India Co out of debt, anger the colonists
What were ways the SoL would punish people who supported the sale of tea after the Tea Act?
Shaming, tar and feathers, badges of disgrace
What was the name of the colonist cabal?
Sons of Liberty
What acts did the King/Parliament pass in response to the Boston Tea Party?
Coercive (Intolerable) Acts
What act hurt the Boston colonists the most?
Boston Port Act
What type of landform is Boston on?
What did the British march into Massachusetts to seize?
Ammo and weapons cache/supply
What city was the ammo and weapons that the British wanted to capture located?
In what city did the first shot of the war ring out?
Did colonists rely on a few riders to spread word that the British were coming?
No, they relied a large network
What was the outcome of the Battle of Lexington and Concord?
The British retreat to Boston after being fired upon behind stone walls. The Massachusetts militia surrounds the British in Boston.
How as the Massachusetts militia portrayed by British newspapers?
Cowardly, wouldn't fight fair
Were armies worried about taking civilian supplies for their own troops?
No. They often took whatever they could get their hands on.
What did a typical town look like after fighting?
Deserted houses, broken windows, bullet holes, burnt and pulled down buildings
What was the main complaint about the Tea Act?
That it had been passed by parliament without colonial representation
Boston Port Act
Closed Boston Harbor until destroyed tea had been paid for. Seen as the most harsh as Boston received most of its goods and economy through the port
Administration of Justice Act
Accused criminals sent to Britain for trial
Give British troops shelter in empty buildings at the colonies expense
Massachusetts Government Act
Dissolved colonial assemblies and King could appoint any positions to Massachusetts government
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