Road to revolution

  1. How did the colonists react to the various acts passed to raise revenue? Be specific and give specific examples!
  2. What were the Townshend Acts of 1767? How did the colonists react to these acts? Be specific and give examples!
  3. Why was the Tea Act of 1773 so significant? Why did this act lead to the Boston Tea Party?
  4. What were the “Coercive Acts?” Why did the colonists refer to these as the “Intolerable Acts?”
  5. Why did the conflict suddenly shift to military engagement? How did the Continental Congress attempt to avoid an all-out war?

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