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American Revolution

- Colonists wanted independence from Great Britain after creation of new set of taxes - Not everyone wanted to break away from Great Britain- Patriots: colonists who wanted to be free of Great Britain- Loyalists: colonists who wanted to stay loyal to Great Britain- British troops were told to take action against rebels- Fighting broke out on April 19, 1775 with the battles of Lexington and Conord in Massachusetts- The Declaration of Independence was ratified and officially presented on July 4, 1776- Revolution ended on September 3, 1783 with the signing of the Treaty of Paris


1763 - New Colonial Policy1763 - Proclamation Act1764 - Sugar Act1765 - Stamp Act1766 - Declaratory Act1767 - Townshed Act1773 - Tea ActDec. 16, 1773 - Boston Tea 1774 - Intolerable Acts1775 - Uprising against BritishJuly 4th, 1776 - Continential Congress declares the 13 colonies free and independent states

George Washington: commander of the Continental Army and first President of the United StatesThomas Jefferson: author of the Declaration of IndependencePaul Revere:Patriot who carried news of the British arrival


What do you think of this image presented in colonists papers about the 13 colonies?


Collier, James L, and Christopher Collier. My Brother Sam Is Dead. New York: Four Winds, 1974. Print.Kerley, Barbara. Those Rebels, John ' Tom. Illus. Edwin Fotheringham. Scholastic, 2012. Print. "The Reluctant Revolutionaries." Liberty! The American Revolution. PBS, 2004. Web. 28 Sept. 2014. . Encyclopaedia Britannica"American Revolution." Encyclopaedia Britannica. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2014. Web. 28 Sep. 2014. .

American Revolution

The War


Declaration of Independence

What are your thoughts about the Declaration of Independence after watching this video?Do you think it is important for each state to have their own constitution?


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