Insignia

Society of Colonial Wars

in the State of Ohio

Ohio Society of Colonial Wars
:: Colonial Wars

1689

   ||    Boston Revolt   ||    Boston Colonists vs. English

A popular uprising on April 18, 1689, against the rule of Sir Edmund Andros, the governor of the Dominion of New England, for enforcing the restrictive Navigation Acts, denying the validity of existing land titles, restricting town meetings, and promoting the Church of England. A well-organized "mob" of provincial militia and citizens formed in the city and arrested dominion officials. Members of the Church of England, believed by Puritans to sympathize with the administration of the dominion, were also taken into custody by the rebels. Neither faction sustained casualties during the revolt. Leaders of the former Massachusetts Bay Colony then reclaimed control of the government. In other colonies, members of governments displaced by the dominion were returned to power.

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