Road to Revolution

People, Events and Conflict

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Road to Revolution

Introduction


¨Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country, the colonies will submit.¨ King George III once said.

John Adams

He was born October 30, 1735 and died July 4, 1826. His father is John Adams Sr. and his mother is Susanna Boylston. His cousin is Samuel Adams (Leader of the Boston Sons of Liberty) . At age 16 he went to college and graduated into the law enforcement (law in the office). He had a wife named Abigal and had 6 children.


John Adams was a direct descendent of Puritan colonists from Massachusetts Bay. He was a leader of the American Revolution and served as the 2nd president from 1797 to 1801. He was also the first vice president. Then he began his career as a lawer. He then took a big stand and defended for the soldiers in the Boston Massacre because he wanted to make sure that they had it fair. He also critized the Stamp Act with Samuel Adams. John served on the drafting committe of the Decleration of Independence.


He was involved in the Boston Massacre, Stamp Act and the committe of the Decleration of Independence. The things he did made him significant, he stood for the soldiers and that was done because he wants things to be equal and fair.


His influences included people and events that were important. Samuel Adams had influenced him and also the First Continental Congress. Again, being a direct descendent of Puritan colonists from Massachusetts Bay could have influenced him.

King George III

King George was first known as George Willliam Frederick. He was born on June 4, 1738 and died on January 29, 1820. His eldest son then takes place of King after his passing. George was the grandson of King George II, his mother was Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha and his father was the Prince of Wales, but the Prince died early in 1751. Also on November 5, 1788 King George attacked his son because he had a disease called porphyriesm, which caused his son to go insane. He became king September 20, 1761. King George was educated as an englishmen but was really good at science and arts.


King George ran alot of things, or tried to be in charge alot. He was a british monarch who was the king during the American Revolutionary. After the ¨French and Indian War¨ he issued many changes to have more control. George also kept 10,000 or more soldiers in the colonies to enforce the Proclamation. King also approved the repeal of the Stamp Act. He was in charge and involved in alot that was going on in his time.


He was involved in lots of the events, some of which were the Stamp Act, Revolutionary War, French and Indian War and some people blamed the Boston Massacre on him. March 17, 1766 was the repeal of the Stamp Act. He might have thought he would lose control, so this was an option to keep it. Also on March 22, the Stamp Act had colonists be taxed from it being passed. People in 1773, December 3, dumped tea into the sea (Boston Tea Party) and this furied King George III. April 19, 1775 was the Battle of Lexington and Concord and King sent his army of men to the colonists to put an end to everything towards the crown. The Decleration of Independence was signed by King George the sixth time on July 4, 1776. The ending of the American Revolutionary war was the Treaty of Paris on September 3, 1783.


King George III´s influenced included his family always being royal. His grandfather was King George II and his mother and father were royal so he grew up being known as a price, or having some sort of royality. Which made him used to having power, or seeing his family have power over people. Also George III attended the British Throne in 1750.

Boston Massacre

Monday, March 5th 1770 at 2:45pm

139 Tremont Street

Boston, MA

It was in front of the Old State House. It was a street fight between colonists and soldiers. The colonists were throwing snowballs and rocks at the soldiers, and the soldiers didn´t think they were safe, they fired into the crowd killing 5 people ( 3 on the scence and 2 later on).


The key people were John Adams, who was defending the soldiers because he wanted things to be fair. Then there was Cripus Attucks, Samuel Gray, James Caldwell, Samuel Maverick and Patrick Carr, they were the five victims that the soldiers killed.


It led to colonists being shot and dying. The soldiers also were beginning to be mean and hard on the colonists. John had trials with the soldiers and colonists and there was less work for the soldiers. Lastly the soldiers were still charged with murder. Before the Boston Massacre people boycotted mostlikely about Daughters of Liberty and after words Committees of Correspondence with Samuel Adams.

First Continental Congress

Monday, Sep. 5th 1774 at 12pm to Wednesday, Oct. 26th 1774 at 11:45pm

320 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA

The Boston Tea Party occured before the First Continental Congress. After it the Two lanterns were lit in the Old North Church steeple to tell the British were crossing the Charles River. Then Paul Revere begins his ride and Battle of Lexigton won by British.


George Washington, Samuel Adams and John Adams were two very important people in the event. After the event it lead to a future independent government. John Adams called it, ¨A nursery of American statesmen.


People from all over except for Georgia met in Philidelphia. At the meeting people voted to ban all trading with Britian until the Intolerable Acts were done.


Met again in 7 months and that was the Second Continental Congress.

Fun Facts

First Continental Congress

  1. The word ¨idependence¨ never really shows up in the Decleration of Independence, just in the title.
  2. 56 delegates from 12 colonies
  3. Met in secret because they didnt want Great Britian to know that they were back together.


Boston Massacre

  1. After the Boston Massacre people thought Captain Preston was the one who ordered the soldiers to fire in the crowd.
  2. Disagreement going on a while before the Boston Massacre


John Adams

  1. John wasnt the only defender during the Boston Massacre, Josiah Quincy. Jr also asked the questions to some of the witnesses.
  2. First lawyer president
  3. 4,900,000 was the population when he became president.
  4. First President to live in the White House


King George III

  1. He had 15 children
  2. His hobby was faming
  3. Favorite museum: Handel
  4. He died because of the same madness his son had
  5. Had poor eye sight and could only read a book close to his face

Road to Revolution

Conclusion


King George was involved in a lot of these events, but in the end they all somehow tie together. John was part of the First Continental Congress, and Boston Massacre. People thought King George III was part of the Boston Massacre and he did sign the Decleration, both King George and John did. Somehow they all connect in both a negative and positive way.

Road to Revolution Work Cited

Road to Revolution Work Cited



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