HSTAA 105 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Guerrilla Warfare, Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Pre-Revolutionary War Period
There were 2.5 million people in colonies at time of Revolutionary War
o 500,000 were loyalists
o 1m were pro-war
It was sparked by rise of king George III
o Britain became more oppressive
Colonists felt they didn’t have a voice to Britain and opposed to their tax because of it
o No taxation w/o representation
Britain sent thousands of troops to American and imposed new taxes on tea after the
Boston Massacre
1773Samual Adams organized a group called the Sons of Liberty
o They really wanted war against England
There were 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence
The Sons of Liberty were the ones that were involved in the Boston Tea Party
The event led to Britain closing the ports in Britain, forcing people out of work
1775Shot Heard Around the World
o A poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1800s
o Lexington and Concord was the first battle
o England now had military control of the colonies
o New Englanders began stockpiling cannonballs and ammos
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