Road to the American Revolution (Lauren Revilla and Matthew Takara) pg.2

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Road to the American Revolution (Lauren Revilla and Matthew Takara) pg.2

Johnny Tremain Quote‘But as soon as the first shot is fired, no man of military age can possibly get out of Boston. They’ll see to it. It’s now or never.’

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The Declaration Of Independence The Declaration Of Independence. Signed by many historical figures like John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Samuel Adams. The document was signed on July 4, 1776. The colonies separated entirely from Britain. War was declared, and the Americans fought for their independence. “For what are we fighting for, why start a war”. Even though the Americans had the disadvantage in war, they had the will of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Lexington and Concord In April 1775, colonists formed new militia units called minutemen. Minutemen are citizen soldiers who are ready to fight at a minute’s notice. Later on, General Thomas Gage sent his troops to capture colonial leaders. As he was sending his troops, Paul Revere and William Dawes heard, worried and warned the minutemen. Before the battle, which took place in Concord, about 77 minutemen were waiting for the British. When the British commander noticed them, he ordered them to go home, but they refused. Suddenly, a shot rang out. None of the people knew where that came from, but the shot turned out to be the first shot of the American Revolution. After the shot rang out, the battle started. The shot and the battle are very significant in the American history today and finish the road to the Revolution..

Intolerable ActsThe Intolerable Acts is an anthology of laws sponsored by King George III from the British government. Four laws were passed by the Parliament. The first act closed the port of Boston. The two other acts increased the powers of the royal governor. They also cut the powers of town meetings. The last law strengthened the 1765 Quartering Act. Another act that was passed was the Quebec Act. It set up a government for the territory taken from France in 1763. It also claimed land between the Ohio and the Missouri rivers. It granted civil government and religious freedom to Catholics who lived in Quebec as well.

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CitationsPrentice Hall, America History Of Our Nation Beginnings Through 1877, PearsonSocial Studies for Kids. David White. A Timeline Of The Revolutionary War. David White, 10 Events Leading to American Revolution. Aliraz24. 10 Events Leading to American Revolution, TimeToast, 2012, American Revolution Timeline, American Revolution Timeline, Dates and Events,

Johnny Tremain Quote‘Well boys, you’ve had a fine, pleasant evening-for-your Indian caper, haven’t you? But mind… you’ve got to pay the fiddler yet.’ – Admiral Montague

Second Continental CongressOn May 1775 in Philadelphia, the Second Continental Congress came together. There were many members from New England who wanted to declare independence. The congress chose George Washington as the commander of the newly formed Continental army. He was respected really well and he experienced being one of the members of the military. Also, the Congress took steps to pay for its army by printing money out of paper. They started to act like a new government. Months after the battle of Lexington and Concord,, many members of the congress hoped that peace could be restored between Britain and America. The first thing they did was to send King George the Olive Branch Petition, which asked to stop the fighting so all of the people can live peacefully. Unfortunately, King George didn’t want to answer the petition. On May 10, 1775, there was an attack on Fort Ticonderoga.

Battle of Bunker Hill After the attack on Fort Ticonderoga, British General William Howe wanted to attack Americans because they were surrounding Boston. The battle took place in Bunker Hill. There were many endeavors. The first and second British attacks failed. On the third attack, the British succeeded because the Americans ran out of weapons and bullets and had to retreat. As a result, many were dead and wounded so the British won but at a tragic loss.


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