#17 The Eve of Revolutionary War

Last Update: October 3, 2017

protest against the tax on tea.









Watch Boston Tea Party 4 min video


Intolerable Acts  series of laws against the colonies in  response to the Boston Tea Party

Boston Port Bill - closed the port of Boston








Watch Intolerable Acts and 1st Continental Congress 5 min video

      Quartering Act - allowed British troops to be housed in public buildings and even homes.
     Quebec Act - canceled the American western land claims


1st Continental Congress  1774
met in
Philadelphia,  a general mistrust of England prevailed, and a revolution was inevitable




A Spirit of Unity  people throughout the colonies sent supplies to Boston.








minutemen - colonial militia ready at a minute's notice

At Lexington and Concord there were supplies that the minutemen could use

Watch Paul Revere 12min video

6. Explain the significance of

Knowledge: Recall of data.

Watch America the Story of Us Revolution / Plymouth to Paul Revere/ Fast forward to 9:10 video




  Old North Church

The Concord Hymn
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1837)

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
     Their flag to April's breeze unfurled;
Here once the embattled farmers stood;
     And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
     Alike the conqueror silent sleeps,
     And Time the ruined bridge has swept
     Down the dark stream that seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
     We place with joy a votive stone,
That memory may their deeds redeem,
     When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

O Thou who made those heroes dare
     To die, and leave their children free, --
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
     The shaft we raised to them and Thee.

Comprehension: Understand the meaning, translation, interpolation, and interpretation of instructions and problems. State a problem in one's own words.


The Shot Heard Around the World

Was a shot of freedom for other countries to try to obtain their freedom.  Heard at  the Battle of Lexington