extranewspapers massachusetts daily boston massachusetts sunday july 5th 1776 town activities july 12th-19th sunday independence festival monday community center bingo tuesday couples retreat in south carolina breaking news the struggle is over yesterday the declaration of independence was approved by the continental congress and signed after so many years america is finally free independence from england has been won and the colonists couldnt be happier it was all worth it every single act and battle that we endured henry parte exclaims fifty-six men signed the document some of the notable ones being thomas jefferson benjamin franklin john hancock john adams sam adams philip livingston and richard henry lee on july 4 1776 the declaration started with the colonies belief statement that they were created with the unalienable rights of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness the declaration also stated the grievances against king george iii there is a long list of accusations and complaints lastly the conclusion is the actual act of declaring their independence from great britain it states we therefore the representatives of the united states ofamerica in general congress assembled solemnly publish and declare that these united colonies are and of right ought to be free and independent states that they are absolved from all allegiance to the british crown and that all political connection between them and the state of great britain is and ought to be totally dissolved massachusetts colonist james dearborn says i could not be prouder of our country god bless america wednesday flag festival half sugar day thursday farmers market friday convention for inventors saturday teawomen&books club final meeting the rhoncus of it all nullabeggining mauris nec sem letters to the editor dear editor as a young boy i worked in my fathers printing shop i had two older brothers and they worked there for a time as well my brothers taught me everything i know about printing however when i turned 12 years old and my two brothers were 17 and 19 they began to take advantage of me assuring me that we were working equally they would sneak away from the shop and play around while i did all the work they then took credit for all my hard work and earned the respect of my father for their leadership and for being such good mentors to me i got hardly any credit for my efforts my father assuming most of the work was being done by his older sons the worst part was that there was nothing i could do about it because i had been threatened by them to keep quiet obviously what went on was not fair and i was treated unequally i prayed for the day that i turned 14 when i was finally allowed to leave the printing shop and seek a new job that day i found out exactly what independence feels like and it feels wonderful this relates to what britain has been doingto america britain should be like a big brother or a parent to america yet they were not treating us the way a parent should ruining our trade and making war with us is certainly not the way a parent or sibling should act towards their family members all along i understood how unfair england was 1 treating us all the laws and acts that were being made without our input i have been waiting for this day for years this day of independence just like i did as a child again it feels wonderful -anonymous /p 10 a result of king georges annoyance at the colonies the proclamation aenean was passed after having sent british soldiers to america to assist the adipiscing eros at diam aliquam pharetra of 1763 colonies in the seven years war the king gave the land between the appalachian mountains and the mississippi river to the native americans this land was going to be used for colonial expansion which could no longer occur due to king george as most colonists know england was no longer supporting any who planned to move westward past the appalachians they were not to be treated as a part of england many colonists were unhappy with king georges actions at the time james reynolds voiced his opinion in saying i cannot believe he would do such a thing.i am normally a soft-spoken man but this i will not stand for my father and uncle both lost their lives in the war fighting for the colonies and now the king decides to give away all that we had worked for seven years of our lives for nothing its just not right unrest and resentment spread through all the colonies many people sharing similar stories to reynolds according to elizabeth adams up until then i had always had a great respect for the king of england however after that law i wasnt so sure i felt that he was not considering the colonists or our needs in his decision he was aware that we were crammed for space so when we finally gained some how could he have taken that away from us he was selfish and inconsiderate thats how the proclamation of 1763 was the first time i and anybody else that i knew of really felt anger at the king others felt that the proclamation may have been just the beginning of a string of decisions that did not include the people of america it was these people who turned out being right.
can i get a stamp with that massachusetts daily what if you still had to pay a tax and purchase a stamp to simply read this newspaper the stamp act put into effect in march 1765 required colonists to do just so read about out on page 3 no taxation without representation the road to independence continued to roll on as the sugar act was passed in april 1764 this act was a similar version of the molasses and sugar act which was passed in 1733 under the molasses act colonists were supposed to pay sixpence per gallon on any sugar and molasses that was not imported from the british west indies company however this act was not strictly enforced in america and many colonists escaped the tax the purpose was to force americans to buy the british products and not spains or frances the 1764 sugar act came around when the prime minister decided that england needed a way to rid of their debt from the seven years war and the original act was clearly not working the new sugar act called for colonists to pay only three-pence per gallon but more items were to be taxed and it was to be enforced and carried out more strictly colonists were not items like certain wines coffee represented in many pimento cambric printed protests were started in the calico,cloth coffee tropical year of 1764 which was foods and silk were all to be when the cry of no taxed along with sugar and taxation without molasses this really disrupted representation began to be the colonial economy a heard working man in the rum-distilling industry john fellows related to the situation by saying there was lots of hardship in the new england and middle colonies my business went into a deep slump causing my family to struggle to get by it was a difficult time for everyone james otis a known leader in this colony said if we are not represented we are slaves otis was the author of the rights of the british colonies asserted and proved a pamphlet protesting the unconstitutional way of being taxed by agencies that the man collapses after seeing townshend acts a peculiar event occurred 9 years ago in georgia on october 14 1767 when the townshend acts were published the reaction of the colonists was very very negative however one mans reaction was taken to extremes i was walking to the local grocery store to buy some food jeffrey wilcox recently told an interviewer when i noticed a new note on the bulletin outside the barber shop i paused to read the poster and disbelief instantly spread through me i was so shaken up with anger and surprise that i fainted right there on the sidewalk luckily a customer in the shop had noticed wilcox pass out and came to his rescue the poster had been a copy of the townshend acts which had recently been passed at the time charles townshend of england was the culprit behind the acts assuming that since the colonists opposed the internal tax there should be no problem with an external tax man how wrong he was a small indirect tax was placed on items such as paint paper glass lead and tea that were imported into the colonies the response in america was thunderous unlike the stamp act though there was hardly any violence in response to the townshend acts instead a lot of written protest was used to show the colonists opposition to the acts examples of these were john dickinsons letters from a farmer in pennsylvania and samuel adams circular letter the townshend duties were repealed in 1770 due to boycotting of british goods in america except the tax on tea which colonists continued to boycott 2
more letters to the editors on the next page keep reading and comics next massachusetts daily can i get a stamp with that what if you still had to pay a tax and purchase a stamp to simply read this newspaper the stamp act put into effect in march 1765 required colonists to do just so this law made colonists pay a tax on printed materials such as newspapers pamphlets marriage licenses and playing cards they would then have to buy a stamp to prove that they had paid the tax this was yet another law that the colonists had no say in and the first direct tax they had faced causing them to become very displeased with england during this time many people felt that something needs to be done to let king george know that we wont stand for this before another incident occurs our people shall not be forced to play by the kings rules if we have no say in those rules said timothy boxford of the rhode island colony sarah williams of new jersey says when the stamp act was put into place i was very concerned with the fact that we had no say in law-making it definitely made me question my loyalty to england and caused me to wonder about what americas life as an independent nation would be like creating and following our own laws most of all i was angry at england for thinking they could pull one over on us like that the cause for the stamp act was that england was in a large amount of debt after the seven years war and needed a way to earn money to pay off that debt their solution to this was to place a tax on the colonists without their consent this act not repealed until march 17 1766was definitely one of the major causes of the road to the revolution because it proved to americans that england was really only looking out for themselves and not the good of the colonies today 9° tommorow 7° riot breaks loose march 5 1770 five colonists dead what started as some harmless taunting and a few items thrown turned into the boston massacre when a british soldier mistakenly thought he heard the command to fire unrest shot through the colonies like the bullet that was fired twenty-one days later paul reveres interpretation of the event shown at the right began selling and was wildly popular this drawing helped convince many colonists of the horribleness of the british and gave those who were not present at the massacre an idea of what happened reveres color print was said to be the first powerful influence in forming an outspoken anti-british public opinion susanna clark from connecticut commented that after seeing paul reveres drawing i had a much clearer understanding of what went down at the boston massacre even though i did not witness it i cannot believe that the british could be so cruel theres an adorable puppy on the colonists side another colonist says that i lived in boston at the time of the massacre but was away on business that day i came back to the city to find colonists in chaos and news everywhere of the british soldiers crimes if someone was unsure of their feelings about the british before the massacre and paul reveres color print they sure werent questioning afterwards americans agreed that the british were clearly at fault for the incident and nine british men one captain and eight soldiers were arrested and accused of murder a notable colonist from this event is james adams because of his love for justice adams defended the british soldiers later at trial where two of them were declared guilty another important colonist from the boston massacre was an african american man named crispus attucks who was a very strong patriot and died bravely at the massacre this event and these people will always be remembered as a large part of the causes of american independence 4
extranewspapers.com join us and dump your tea more about this article on the next page massachusetts daily today letters to the editor dear editor 9° clever comics believe you dumb colonists ready and armed to even paid attention to it anyone who was there how could you much less completely fell the event was clearly write such lies i recently for his propaganda the not stirred up by the found your newspaper from british at the incident were british paul revere 1770 after the boston not at all lined up and ready was a clever man in the massacre and i could not to fire like the drawing use of propaganda believe what i was reading portrays them to be they gaining all the the british were not at total were just as scattered and in colonists on the patriot fault for the incident at disarray as the colonists it side with his color boston you hardly even is also not shown in the print but that doesnt mentioned the fact that it color print that there was mean it was right began with colonists snow and ice on the harassing our soldiers ground i believe there is an -a very angry british citizen they began to throw ice african american man this went on for at least 20 missing in the dead pile as minutes before anything well am i right on the happened in addition that ground only white men lay paul revere color print is another exaggeration is the nothing but a false puppy on the colonists interpretation and he side all in all the picture knows it there are so many is made to look like the things incorrect about the british were deliberately situation i just cannot attacking the colonists all 5
the brits have gone too far dont miss a page of the massachusetts daily keep on reading to find out about our abuse from britain massachusetts daily hurry friends dump the tea today 9° tommorow 7° clever comics dressed up as native the tea act was passed on may 10 1773 contrary to how far were americans americans and raided the 3 british expectations willing to go to speak for tea ships that were docked americans did not respond slicing open 342 chests of well to the act in any way their freedom the main tea and dumping all of the the purpose was to help out response to the tea act in the contents in to the boston the east india company colonies was the boston tea harbor other american port who was doing verypoorly party samuel adams and a mob and almost bankrupt due to of colonists made sure that the tea cities soon copied the tea the continuing boycott of cargo on the dartmouth ship that party i was watching from the dock the night of the tea england decided had landed in boston would not boston tea party says through the act to have only be unloaded the governor delilah hannaford east india company tea disagreed and thought they should products shipped to the everyone around and i colonies colonists could comply with the law by unloading erupted in cheers as they purchase tea at a low price the cargo and paying the tax on poured the tea into the the day of the deadline for a ship but only from that ocean it was a glorious company the main ports to collect the taxes the tea act freeing moment that i will were boston new york required for the tax to be collected always remember philadelphia and within 20 days after the ships charleston shippers and arrival the owner of the shopkeepers in america dartmouth agreed to the were directly impacted and colonists demands to sail his ship the only happy people there were agitators such as sam back to england unfortunately the british adams who needed officials would not let him that something to keep them going night the mob of colonists neighboring colonies new hampshire:mr john baker the book common sense was very influential in our household my wife emilia and i are huge fans of thomas paine before we read his pamphlet we werent really leaning towards england or america we were fairly neutral however this changed after all of the colonists thoughts and arguments about the british were put into words in his common sense book we finally realized how unfairly we were being treated and decided to join the cause i think that many other americans who were not necessarily favoring a side picked the colonists after reading the works of thomas paine 6
extranewspapers.com duminic 6 noiembrie 2011 massachusettts daily today 9° tommorow 7° the brits have gone to far the coercive acts known in the may 20 1774 the administration of simply intolerable they truly colonies as the intolerable acts justice act was passed the colonists would not tolerate them this included four different acts there was were angry and called this the was one of the last and most the boston port act the quartering murder act because it allowed important causes in the road to act the administration of justice act british soldiers who have committed a the revolution the colonists and the massachusetts government crime to escape the justice of the finally being so fed up with act the boston port act passed on colonies their cases could be heard in england to the point of war june 1 1774 closed the port of england instead the massachusetts boston until the colonists paid back governing act was passed on may the east india company for the lost 20th as well this act was just one tea the british were wrong when they more way that england was taking assumed that the other colonies would away any possible freedoms from the take this act lightly because it did not colonies a huge amount of royal involve them surprisingly to the control was placed in massachusetts british americans rallied for making the officials of the colony not massachusetts during this time and popular elected officials but royal the first continental congress was appointees the biggest change or formed the quartering act which limitation however was the stop to was passed the next day on june 2 town meetings town meetings were 1774 was an amendment to the extremely important to our selfquartering acts of 1765 ad 1766 the government said mark ryerson it new act allowed british soldiers to live was absolutely awful of the british to in occupied homes throughout the take that away from us overall colonies not just massachusetts on americans viewed the four acts as 7