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American Revolution

The American Revolution

Boston Massacre

The Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson

Intolerable Acts

Button Gwinnett

The Battle of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. It was fought on April 19, of 1775, in Middlesex, Massachusetts. The British was planning to attack the colonists, but the colonials had a headstart. They were prepared for the British, as Paul Revere's midnight ride warned them the British were coming. The British lost a ton of men, while the colonials lost only a little.

Gwinnett was originally born in Great Britain. He started his career as a merchant, but in 1762 he moved to America with his wife, Ann Bourne. He voted in favor of the Declaration of Independence, along being one of the delegates signing it. He also was the 2nd governor of Georgia. He death was by challeging his rival to a duel, Lachlan McIntosh, and died by exchanging shots to one another.

Fought in February 14, 1779, in Wilkes County. Two people were in this battle, Austin Dabney and Elijah Clarke. Elijah was a Colonel, while Dabney was a slave who took his master's place. Dabney was injured severly in the battle, with a bullet going in his thigh. The Battle of Kettle Creek was one of the turning points for Georgia.

Thomas Jefferson played a big part in the American Revolution. He was the one who wrote the Declaration of Independence, and was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America. In the beginning, Thomas Jefferson represented Virginia. He was also the 3rd president of the United states of America, with John Adams being the second president.

The Intolerable Acts was also called the Coercive in Great Britain, while the colonist called it the Intolerable Acts, of course. There were 4 acts in the Intolerable Acts, and they were the Boston Port Act, Massachusetts Government Act, Administration of Justice Act, and finally, the Quartering Act. The worst act the colonists had to face was the Quartering Act, as they had to house soldiers.

The Battle of Concord and Lexington

The first document written for our independence, the Declaration of Independence stated that Great Britain and the 13 colonies were offically broken apart. On July 4th, 1776. the document was offically adopted. Thomas Jefferson is the principal author of the Declaration of Independence.

The Boston Massacre, also known the incident on King Street, was a massacre of 5 males, while 6 people being injured. There were about 8 soldiers, with the colonials harassing them, they fired into the crowd. The first firing, instantly killed 3 colonists and injured others. 2 people died later from the wounds. The soldiers were arrested, and 2 were manslaughted. This caused even more protests between the colonists and the government.

Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party was a protest against the Tea Act, in which in the colonies, the colonists loved the Tea. But ever since the Tea Act came into place, protests erupted. The Parliament responded the event with the Coercive Acts, or the Intolerable Acts. The Sons of Liberty heard the ships coming to Boston, and disguised as Natives, they went on the ships and dumped the Tea. About 30 to 130 men, in the course of 3 hours, dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor.

The Battle of Kettle Creek


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