Massachusetts video- Part
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- In 1760, ____________ III became
king of England. He and the English parliament tried to collect
more taxes from the American colonies.
- Samuel Adams and _______
__________ were leaders in resisting these new taxes. Patriots
disguised as Indians dumped tea from ships into _____
_____________ This is known as the "Boston Tea Party."
- The first battles between
American soldiers ("Minutemen") and British troops took place at
______________ and _______________
- Colonel Henry ________ delivered
59 badly needed cannon to Boston from Fort Ticonderoga (over
miles!) George Washington began the siege of Boston, and on March
17, 1776, the British left Boston.
- The frigate (warship), was
launched from a Boston shipyard.
She was active in the War of 1812, never lost a battle, and was
- Until 1820, ___________ was part
of Massachusetts. That year it became the first non-slave state
under the Missouri Compromise.
- In the 1800s, textile mills,
where _________ was made, were built along many rivers in
Massachusetts, and became a very important industry. Two leading
textile manufacturing cities were _____________and
- When the ___________
_____________ opened, Massachusetts farming suffered, because farm
products could be shipped from the west cheaply. Farmers went to
work in ____________ or moved west.