US HISTORY PROJECT
BY LISA HORNY
LEXINGTON AND CONCORD
The battle of Lexington April 19, 1775, occurred when a British force of 700 men from Boston were ordered to confiscate weapons from a militia arsenal in Concord. The British fired on a group of minutemen in Lexington, killing 8 minutemen, and thousands of minutemen came to their comrades aid and the british had to fight hard to get back to Boston - this was the beginning of the American Revolution.
The Intolerable Acts, also called the the Restraining Acts and the Coercive Acts, were a series of British Laws, passed by the Parliament of Great Britain 1774. Four of the Intolerable Acts were specifically aimed at punishing the Massachusetts colonists for the actions taken in the incident known as the Boston Tea Party. The fifth of the Intolerable Acts series was related to Quebec was seen as an additional threat to the liberty and expansion of the colonies.
The Boston Tea Party which led to the punishing Intolerable Acts
The Intolerable Acts were passed in Parliament
Intolerable Acts - Port of Boston in 1774