CHAPTER TWO SECTION
3 & FOUR
1.† Describe the ways colonists reacted to
British government actions.
colonists reacted in several ways.† At
first they ignored the action by simply smuggling.† When the Stamp Act was passed, they boycotted
the goods and then met in the Stamp Act Congress to demand the Act be repealed
and it was.† When the British passed the
Tea Act the colonists in Boston took action by
destroying the tea in what became known as the Boston Tea Party.† Eventually, the colonists met at the First
Continental Congress and decided to form their own militias to be ready if
fighting broke out.
getting away with smuggling for so long the colonists were not happy with the
British suddenly imposing taxes without representation in Parliament.† They believed their rights as English
citizens as described in the Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights were
2.† Describe the FIRST meeting of the Continental
meeting of the Continental Congress took place in 1774.† 56 men represented the colonies.† They wanted to represent American interests and
challenge British control.† Most
important about the meeting was that they realized that they needed to work
together.† They agreed to boycott British
products and not ship colonial products to Britain.† The Congress also passed a resolution
deciding to form militias in the colonies in case fighting broke out.
Continental Congress took steps to limit British control of the colonies and
was preparing to fight for their rights.
#3† Explain why the American Revolution broke
out.† You may choose to draw a time line
colonists were British citizens who felt their rights were being abused.† Beginning with the Proclamation of 1763 the
British government sought to assert its control of the colonies by limiting
their borders.† A series of taxes caused
the colonists to resist because they did not have representation in Parliament.† When the colonists protested the taxes they
were rejected.† With each new tax or act
passed, the British tried to tighten their control of the colonists.† The colonists saw this tyranny and came
together to act together to limit British control.† The British considered this rebellious and
the colonists formed militias to protect themselves.† When the British used force to get rid of the
militias, the colonists fought back at Lexington
and Concord.† Finally they defeated a British Army in Boston at Breedís Hill
and were fully in revolt against the British Government.
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
BOSTON TEA PARTY
PROCLAMATION OF 1763
4† Describe how colonial leaders planned their
leaders used boycotts, petitions, and formed militia units in case of
fighting.† They tried to legally protest
British abuses of their rights.† When
they realized that the British Government was not going to listen to them and
would continue to abuse their rights; they prepared to fight in New England by stockpiling weapons and ammunition and
conducting frequent training sessions.
leaders also set up a spy system to keep track of British movements.
5.† Outline the ideas behind the Declaration of Independence.
Carta††††† English Bill of Rights
††††††††† Government is limited
††††††††† Rulers had to obey laws and be fair
form governments to protect their rights
that interfere can rightfully be overthrown
pursue happiness, liberty, life is unalienable/irrevocable
pledged to each other their lives, their fortunes, and their honor.
#6.† Identify how American Forces won the
fought on their own land.† The British
had to bring troops & supplies from far away.† The British occupied cities but could not
control the country side.† Other nationís
helped.† Most importantly, the peopleís
spirit did not depend on any one battle, they never quit.
Patriots used guerilla warfare to interfere with the British military.† The Continental Army under George Washington
was never eliminated and Congress was never captured.† The French provided soldiers, a fleet, and
money.† Several European Officers volunteered
to come to America
and help.† Washington
defeated the British at Yorktown by using General Greeneís guerilla warfare to
force General Cornwallis to retreat to Yorktown.† At Yorktown,
the French Fleet kept the British Fleet from rescuing Cornwallis while the
combined Continental and French Army surrounded Cornwallis and forced him to