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Tightening the Screws: Outbreak of the American Revolution

Spiro Bolos
October 31, 2022

Tightening the Screws: Outbreak of the American Revolution

Outbreak of the American Revolution. Britain's post-war problems and program, Colonial resistance and British concessions, Sons of Liberty, Lexington and Concord

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October 31, 2022
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  1. “Tightening the Screws”
    OUTBREAK OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

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  2. “Tightening the Screws”
    OUTBREAK OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

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  3. 1. Britain’s post-war problems
    2. Britain’s post-war program
    3. Resistance and Retreat
    4. Britain’s “nasty plot”
    5. Concord and Lexington

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  4. Schoolhouse ROCK
    “No More Kings”

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  5. Schoolhouse ROCK
    “No More Kings”

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  6. French & Indian War
    1754 - 1763

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  7. BRITAIN’S
    POST-WAR PROBLEMS

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  8. BRITAIN’S
    POST-WAR PROBLEMS

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  9. Colonial wartime defense?

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  10. Colonial wartime defense?
    meh

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  11. “peace force”
    £ 200,000 / year

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  12. deficit spending

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  13. BRITAIN’S
    POST-WAR PROGRAM

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  14. 7500 soldiers

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  15. 1/2
    ~500
    1/4
    1/4

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  16. Parliamentary Taxation

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  17. SUGAR ACT (1764)
    £ 20,000

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  18. SUGAR ACT (1764)
    £ 20,000

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  19. STAMP ACT (1765)
    £ 60,000

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  20. STAMP ACT (1765)
    £ 60,000

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  21. TOWNSHEND DUTIES (1767)
    £ 40,000

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  22. TOWNSHEND DUTIES (1767)
    £ 40,000

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  23. TOWNSHEND DUTIES (1767)
    £ 40,000

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  24. TOWNSHEND DUTIES (1767)
    £ 40,000

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  25. RESISTANCE AND RETREAT

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  26. Parliamentary Taxation
    WITHOUT REPRESENTATION

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  27. “Virtual” Representation

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  28. Sons of Liberty
    SoL

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  29. concessions…

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  30. repeal Stamp Act (1766)

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  31. lowered duty on molasses (1766)

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  32. repeal Townshend Duties (1770)

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  33. BRITAIN’S “NASTY PLOT”

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  34. Boston “Massacre”
    1770

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  35. £
    ££
    £££

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  36. East India Company

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  37. Britain’s response

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  38. Gen. Thomas Gage

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  39. Coercive Acts
    “Intolerable” or “Repressive” Acts

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  40. Gage’s decision

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  41. CONCORD AND LEXINGTON

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  42. Gage’s decision

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  43. Gage’s decision

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  44. “Lay down your arms,
    you damned rebels...”

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  45. “Lay down your arms,
    you damned rebels...”

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  46. “…[T]he
    Shot Heard
    Round
    the World!”
    April 19, 1775

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