In the 1700s the United States broke from England. No colony in history had done that before. This series examines America’s Revolution.

Intro: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts

Content: During 1774 a significant number of Britain’s North American subjects had come to the conclusion that relations with the so-called “Mother Country” had reached a level of despair that required some kind of concerted effort at resistance. The Intolerable Acts, one of which closed the Port of Boston in response to the Tea Party, had infuriated a broad segment of colonial society. Even those most inclined toward continued efforts at reconciliation with Britain were despondent lest all their work would come to naught. Americans were coming to the conclusion that nothing they could do would bring Britain, both King and Parliament, to its senses and that unless the colonies acted in their own defense the corruption originating in London would spread to North America and that liberty would be forfeit.