Lord North

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Lord North
Andrew O'Shaughnessy
Director of the International Center for Jefferson Studies, Monticello
September 24, 2014

The policies of Lord North, the British prime minister during the American Revolution, united the American colonies in rebellion. The Tea Act and the Coercive Acts solidified many colonists’ objections to what they considered British oppression. Dr. O’Shaughnessy examines the successes and failures of Lord North’s administration, which ended with his resignation six months after the British surrender at Yorktown.

Part 1 of 7: Lord North (6:26)

Part 2 of 7: Lord North and Tea (4:47)

Part 3 of 7: Lord North and Coercive Acts (3:39)

Part 4 of 7: Lord North Wanted to Resign (4:04)

Part 5 of 7: Lord North’s Problems (6:13)

Part 6 of 7: Lord North’s Talents Sustained the War (5:53)

Part 7 of 7: News of Yorktown Reaches Lord North (5:45)


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