Lead: Unrest in the early 1770’s in Virginia quickly grew into full-scale rebellion. Yet, Parliament would not relent.

Intro.: Dan Roberts and A Moment in Time with Jamestown - Journey of Democracy, tracing the global advance of democratic ideals since the founding of Jamestown, Virginia in 1607.

Content: In response to the “tea parties” in Virginia and particularly Boston, the British Parliament in the Spring of 1774 passed the Massachussetts Government Act, the Administration of Justice Act, the Boston Port Act, and the Quartering Act, known collectively as the “Intolerable Acts”. While the Acts were most harshly laid on Boston, many Virginians saw the attack as a thinly disguised assault on all colonial freedoms. Fiery young Virginia Burgesses, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and Richard Henry Lee, led the House in adopting strong resolutions against the Acts. In response an angry Governor Dunmore dissolved the General Assembly.



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