The American Revolution

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The American Revolution

4. Battle of Bunker HillThe Battle of Bunker Hill took place in Charlestown, Massachusetts on Breed's Hill between the British and American Colonists. This first major battle started on June 17, 1775. At this Battle American forces had learned that the British were plnning to take over the hills around Boston to gain advantage. Knowing this, the the American troops moved to Bunker and Breeds Hill.They set up and prepared for the battle.The British realized what happened and began to attack. Charges were led up the hill, the Americans fought against them. Then another group arrived, and the Americans started running out of ammunition. The Americans fled and the British then gained posession of the hill.

Quotes:"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."-Nathan Hale"The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally stacked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people."-George Washington

The American Revolution

1. First Continental CongressThe First Continental Congress was a meeting of 12 colonies (excluding Georgia). They met in the fall of 1774 in Philadelphia to discuss the Intolerable Acts passed by parliament to punish Boston for the Tea Party. The decision was made to stock up on military preparations and boycott all British goods.

2. Lexington and ConcordOn April 18, 1775 Paul Revere, Samuel Prescott and William Dawes road out to warn of 700 British troops marching from Boston to Concord. Once the British troops reached Lexington they were met by 70 armed Minutemen.

3. SecondContinental Congress In May of 1775 colonial leaders met to discuss what their next move would be.

Declaration of IndependenceThe Declaration of Independance used the ideas of great thinkers such as John Locke, Thomas Hobbes and Voltaire.

5. SaratogaOn October 17, 1777 the Continental Army was granted a major victory over the British. This was a major turning point in the war convincing the French to come out as an American ally.

6. Life Durring the War

7. Battle of YorktownThe Battle of Yorktown ended in American victory and a British surrender. On October 17, 1781 the Americans surprised the world and had beaten the worlds strongest army.

Treaty of ParisAfter the war negotiations began in Paris. John Jay, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin negotiated the side of the United States. This treaty confirmed American independence and set up the boundaries of the new nation to stretch from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River, and from Canada to the Florida border. The Treaty of Paris officially gave the United States their independence.



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