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Ontario Public School History of England : Authorized by the Minister of Education for Ontario for Use in Forms IV and V of the Public Schools . olonists refused to buy it.In Charleston it was storedin damp cellars and soonspoiled. In Boston somemen disguised themselves asIndians and dropped it over-board. This high-handedaction gave George, who hadstrongly supported his mini-sters in the imposition of thetaxes, the very opportuYiityfor which he had been look-ing. Very stringent laws were passed interfering withthe liberty of the people, and General Gage was appointedgovernor of Massachusetts

Ontario Public School History of England : Authorized by the Minister of Education for Ontario for Use in Forms IV and V of the Public Schools . olonists refused to buy it.In Charleston it was storedin damp cellars and soonspoiled. In Boston somemen disguised themselves asIndians and dropped it over-board. This high-handedaction gave George, who hadstrongly supported his mini-sters in the imposition of thetaxes, the very opportuYiityfor which he had been look-ing. Very stringent laws were passed interfering withthe liberty of the people, and General Gage was appointedgovernor of Massachusetts Stock Photo
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Ontario Public School History of England : Authorized by the Minister of Education for Ontario for Use in Forms IV and V of the Public Schools . olonists refused to buy it.In Charleston it was storedin damp cellars and soonspoiled. In Boston somemen disguised themselves asIndians and dropped it over-board. This high-handedaction gave George, who hadstrongly supported his mini-sters in the imposition of thetaxes, the very opportuYiityfor which he had been look-ing. Very stringent laws were passed interfering withthe liberty of the people, and General Gage was appointedgovernor of Massachusetts to see that they were carriedout. So far there had not been much union among thecolonies, but at this they were all thoroughly aroused, asthey felt that the mother country was not only treating themwith injustice, but was intentionally trying to work theminjury. The course taken by the king met with vigorous opposition,not only in America but in Britain as well. The merchantsof London and Bristol urged the government to yield tothe wishes of the colonists, and William Pitt, who had nowbecome Earl of Chatham, rose in the House of Lords and. Lord North 234 HISTORY OF ENGLAND [1775-76 pleaded for the withdrawal of the troops and for the repealof the hostile Acts of Parliament; this alone, he said, couldsave the colonies to England. The question was putwhether the British troops should be removed from thecolonies. Even the kings younger brother voted for theremoval; but a large majority, the kings friends, were in favour of keeping themwhere they were. This wasin January, 1775, and inApril the war broke out. The first encounter tookplace at Lexington, near Bos-ton, where a party of regularsoldiers, sent to seize somemilitary stores, were en-countered by a band ofmilitiamen hastily summon-ed by news of the expedition.This was the call to arms,and in a short time anarmy of twenty thousandcolonists had gatheredaround Boston. In the sameyear the battle of Bunker Hill showed the king th

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