American Revolution Dbq

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American Revolution DBQ

AP US History
Mr. Hodgson


From the late 1760s to July 4,1776, American colonists moved from merely protesting the decisions of King and Parliament to a Declaration of Independence and a Revolutionary War to overthrow that authority.

Using both your own knowledge and the documents provided, identify and discuss the turning points which marked this changing relationship.

Document A

Document B
SOURCE: George Hewes, 1773 - Firsthand America, A History of the United States, David Burner, 1996.

This account of the Boston Tea Party and an original document of the remembrances of a participant in that event appears in one of the standard college textbooks used today in
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1st, Resolved, That whoever shall aid, or abet, or in any manner assist in the introduction of tea, from any place whatsoever, into this colony, while it is subject, by a British act to parliament, to the payment of a duty, for the purpose of raising a revenue in American, he shall be deemed an enemy to the liberties of America.

2d. Resolved, That whoever shall be aiding, or assisting, in the landing, or carting, of such tea, from any ship or vessel, or shall hire any house, storehouse, or cellar or any place whatsoever to deposit the tea, subject to a duty as aforesaid, he shall be deemed an enemy to the liberties of America.

3d. Resolved, that whoever shall sell, or buy,... tea, or shall aid... in transporting such tea,... from this city, until the... revenue act shall be totally and clearly repealed, he shall be deemed an enemy to the liberties of America.

4th. Resolved, That whether the duties on tea, imposed by this act, be paid in Great Britain or in America, our liberties are equally affected.

5th. Resolved, That whoever shall transgress any of these resolutions, we will not deal with, or employ, or have any connection with him."

Document E
SOURCE: Declaration of Colonial Rights and Grievances, October 1, 1774 , Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1779 (Washington, 1904-1937).

This declaration by the First Continental Congress was clearly

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