Alashya Buckner Block 2 10/15/15
Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea Party happened Thursday, December 17, 1773. The Boston Tea Party was organized by the Patriots and lead by Samuel Adams known as the Sons of Liberty. The Americans believed that Britain was unfairly taxing them for the French and Indian War. The Americans dressed up as Indians and gathered onto a ship and overthrew all the tea into the ocean.
The Boston Massacre was a street fight. It happened on March 5,1770. This fight was between the Patriots and the British. Britain had sent British troops to Boston to enforce the Townshend Acts.The Patriots were throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks at the British and the British fired, killing five colonists.
Lexington and Concord
The Battle of Lexington and Concord was the start of the American Revolution. The Patriots and the British fought this battle April 19, 1775. The Patriots had been stealing the British weapons and hiding them in Concord. That night, hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to Concord. Paul Revere sounded the alarm, that the British were coming. The American Revolution started.
Battle of Saratoga
The Battle of Saratoga is the turning point of the American Revolution. Two battles eighteen days apart September 19th and October 7th of 1777. The American victory convinced the French government to formally recognize the colonist's cause and enter the war as their ally. The Americans had agreed to give French back Canada if they helped.
Battle of Yorktown
The Battle of Yorktown was the last engagement of the American Revolution. It was fought through September 28- October 19, 1781. George Washington, and 17,000 French and American troops began this war. Battle of Yorktown is the most important battle of the Revolution war. American finally won their Infepwndencw after this war.
The Acts that the Parliament passed in 1774 in reaction to the Boston Tea Party came to be known in the American colonies as the Intolerable Acts. The government spent immense sums of money on troops and equipment in an attempt to subjugate Massachusetts.They were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in throwing a large tea shipment into Boston harbor.