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How Did the American Revolution Become Inevitable in 1774?

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A Lecture by Robert Allison, Ph.D., Suffolk University
Thursday, March 21, 7pm
At Marblehead Museum & Virtual via Zoom

Following the Boston Tea Party, Parliament cracked down on Massachusetts. Find out how the Coercive Acts (or, as Massachusetts called them, “the Intolerable Acts”) made otherwise loyal subjects into rebels by taking power to choose local officials away from the people of the towns and suspending the Massachusetts charter. The Acts might have benefitted some—by closing the Port of Boston and moving the government from Boston to Salem, but the Fisheries Act shut down Marblehead’s economy.

Robert Allison, Professor of History at Suffolk University, chairs Revolution 250, a collaboration among organizations planning commemorations of the Revolution’s beginnings.

Sponsored by the Marblehead Museum and the Revolution 250 Marblehead Committee.

For more info and to register: https://marbleheadmuseum.org/upcoming-programs-page/


March 21
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Marblehead Museum
170 Washington Street
Marblehead, 01945 United States
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