Category Archives: Boston Tea Party

Suffield Academy Students Present at Suffield Historical Society Meeting on April 18th

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Boston Tea Party Painting from US Capitol

What Happened in Suffield during 1774?

A free lecture from 7:00-8:00pm on April 18th at Suffield’s Senior Center, 145 Bridge Street. Suffield Academy Students will present about the complexities of 1774 during the Suffield Historical Society Meeting.

In response to the Boston Tea Party (1773), Parliament drafted the Coercive Acts in 1774, and residents throughout the thirteen colonies protested these acts in various ways. In the western town of Sheffield, Massachusetts, Colonel Ashley hosted citizens at his house, and that group composed the Sheffield Resolves. Interestingly, one of his slaves, Elizabeth Freeman, also known as Mum Bett, was inspired by these conversations of protest and later sued successfully for her own freedom.

What happened in Suffield during the pivotal year of 1774? What part of the population supported the growing patriot cause in Boston? What portion of citizens accepted the dictates of the British Parliament? Who was neutral? The year 1774 also marked the highest recorded number of slaves in Connecticut, 6,464. What effect did these turbulent times have on the 37 enslaved Africans in Suffield?

Suffield Academy’s American Studies class looks forward to sharing what they learned about the complexities of freedom and slavery in Suffield during 1774. All Society meetings are open to the public, and newcomers are most welcome. SA.Presentation.Flyer-4-18-2017

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Dr. Warren: The Untold Hero Among the Sons of Liberty

I am currently enrolled in a Project Base Learning class. We are learning about what happened in Suffield, Connecticut, during 1774, specifically regarding the topics of freedom and slavery. We created a blog to share what we learned about our town’s history. My first topic was The Boston Tea Party. My role in the group was to find the essential background information, including where and when the event occurred and most importantly, why this is special about this event. When I dug deeper in that topic, I found that Sons of Liberty had a huge role in this events. So my second HOT Log was about the Sons of Liberty. Now, I have researched about

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Joseph Warren

Joseph Warren or Dr. Warren was an American who played a huge role in early American history. He also organizes the early American Patriot in the American Revolution War. He also had a mission to do after the Boston Massacre. Warren was told in 1775 to deliver for the second time the annual speech recognition the Boston Massacre. He also one of the famous midnight ride during the American Revolution war. On April 18, 1775, Warren know that British troops were prepared to cross the Charles River and go the Lexington to arrest John Hancock and Samuel Adams.  Dr. Warren was dead during the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17,1775, while other While Other Sons of Liberty members such as John Hancock, Samuel Adams and John Adams summon in Philadelphia as agent to the Continental Congress. Dr. Warren was very important not only because he turned the war around but he also a very bravery man who help other Sons of Liberty

 

 

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Oliver Wolcott

Oliver Wolcott was born in November 20, 1726 at Windsor, CT. Oliver was 17 years old when he enrolled at Yale College and he study medicine. Apparently, Oliver was meant to be in politics. he was elected as a member of the council of Connecticut in 1774. He took an active role in debating the independence of the Colonies and he was a signer who sing Declaration of Independence

 

Once I dug deeper in the roles of Sons of Liberty, I found out that The Sons of Liberty party a huge organization. Joseph Warren was an American Patriot leader and Oliver Wolcott was a Governor in Connecticut during 1796 to 1797. I will try to research more about Oliver Wolcott because he is a Sons of Liberty although I did not find a lot of information about him. Although he has a huge impact on American. I had use the research skill to find information about Joseph Warren and Oliver Wolcott. Now, I have to use the I have to use maturity and network to tweet other historian or the library where they have a solid information.

 

Source:

1 https://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-declaration-of-independence/sons-of-liberty/

2 http://historyofmassachusetts.org/the-sons-of-liberty-who-were-they-and-what-did-they-do/

3 http://causeofliberty.blogspot.com/2011/03/oliver-wolcott.html

4 http://causeofliberty.blogspot.com/2011/03/oliver-wolcott.html

Remembering Sons of Liberty

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Sons of liberty

I am currently enrolled in a Project Base Learning class. We are going to learn about what happened in Suffield, Connecticut, during 1774, specifically regarding the topics of freedom and slavery. We created a blog to share what we learned about our town’s history. My first topic was The Boston Tea Party. My role in the group was to find the essential background information, including where and when the event occurred and most importantly, why this is special about this event. when I dug deeper in that topic, I found that Sons of Liberty had a huge role in this events, so my second HOT Log is about the Son of Liberty.

The Sons of Liberty was an underground organization, and some people argue that they created the thirteen colonies. This organization was created in order to protect the colonies’ rights. The first major role was played in 1765 during the Stamp Act. And other well known event for Son of Liberty is Boston Tea party. Before this tea party event happened, the underground corporation gathered at their meeting place, known as the liberty tree. After their meeting they planned to dress as a native American and sneak in to the East Indian Tea company and threw the tea into the harbor.

In the Sons of liberty organization, I learned that Sons of Liberty fought for the colonies right. So during the Boston Tea Party, they dressed as native American and sneaked in to the East Indian Company ships and threw the tea into the ocean. This event created tensions among the residents grew and a violent protest began.

Once I dug deeper in the Boston Tea Party, I found out that The Sons of Liberty party a huge role in Boston Tea Party and in what ways does Sons of Liberty impact Boston Tea Party. This protest inspired other colonies to support the Sons of liberty. This organization quickly grew. We will try to learn if the Sons of liberty had an effect on the residents of Suffield. Was this an inspiration of freedom for them? This project requires many different kinds of skills. First, a skill that is required is a researching skill. Then, I have to read many articles about Boston Tea Party and process a good deal information; however, I have to use maturity and wisdom to observe which information is biased and unbiased. The other skill that I have to work on is networking. Since my topic plays a significant role on background information to our public presentation, I have built a fact-based collection of information to share with my classmates so that their sources are trustworthy. One of the best ways to find out about the factual-base information is to contact the history or someone who have an easy access to the information. In my case, I will contact the Massachusetts library by tweeting or emailing them

Source:

https://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-declaration-of-independence/sons-of-liberty/

https://www.bostonteapartyship.com/sons-of-liberty

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sons_of_Liberty

 

 

Important Information about the Boston Tea Party

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Boston Tea Party  (History.com)

I am currently enrolled in a Project Base Learning class. We are going to learn about what happened in Suffield, Connecticut, during 1774, specifically regarding the topics of freedom and slavery. We  created a blog to share what we learned about our town’s history. In our class, we have  13 students who explored different kinds of sub-topics related to our theme. Some people in our class researched about the myth base history of Old Ti in Suffield town. I want to research the background history about Boston Tea Party.

My topic is the background information about the Boston tea party that occurred on December,16, 1773. The Boston Tea Party was very important for our class because it was the beginning of many conversations about freedom throughout the colonies. As our class learned about Mum Bett from Sheffield, MA, who fought for her freedom, we will now turn our research goals and look into how the ideas of freedom in 1774 affected the African-American population in Suffield.  I also believe that good historians have to have a strong background information before they can conclude information. With concrete and supportive facts to their evidence, historians can write real history.

In Boston Tea Party event, I learned that colonists fought over the Tea Act of 1773 and enjoyed the financial benefits of smuggling tea. When three ships loaded with tea that belong to the East India Company entered Boston Harbour in late 1773, tensions among the residents grew and a violent protest began. Colonists dressed as Indians and threw the the company’s tea into Boston Harbour.

Boston Tea Party was the beginning of our theme, freedom. This protest inspired other colonies to support Boston when the British closed the port for punishment of the Tea Party. We will try to learn if the Boston Tea Party had an effect on the residents of Suffield. Was this an inspiration of freedom for them? This project requires many different kinds of skills. First, a skill that is required is an open mind. Then, I have to read many articles about Boston tea party and absorb a good deal information; however, I have to use maturity and wisdom to observe which information is biased and unbiased. The other skill that I have to work on is communication. Because my topic is important background information to our public presentation, I have to build a fact-based collection of information for other classmates so that their information can be trustful.