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.

INTOLERABLE ACTS

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.

BOSTON TEA PARTY

The Boston Tea Party was a pre-revolutionary incident that occurred on December 16, 1773. The Boston Tea Party was a direct protest by colonists in Boston against the Tea Tax that had been imposed by the British government.