Revolution Era

Bryce Gould 4th Period

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Road 2 Revolution

The proclamation of 1763 prevented colonists from moving west, also there were 4 acts that put duties on things and made people do certain things, in order they are: Sugar Act, Quartering Act, Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts. People got angered from these acts and were protesting, one of them threatened the British troops and they accidentally fired. The British then put in the tea act which let the British East India company sell tea directly to the colonists. The colonists felt threatened and decided to sneak on a ship and dump out tea into the Boston Harbor. The British Crown defied Ed to put the Coercive acts which closed the Boston Harbor, and British officials were sent to England for trial. These brought the colonists on their nerves.

Lexington and Concord April 19, 1775

There were two riders spreading warnings to the colonists' militias, Paul Revere and Samuel Prescott.

No one knows who fired first but what is certain is that it changed the world forever

When the troops were in Concord they set fires to buildings in search for ammunition and weaponry

There were two major battles fought that day one near Lexington and one near Concord.

The British lost 273 men while the Colonial Militias only lost 94

Common Sense 1776

It was a 47 page pamphlet that was written anonymously by Thomas Paine

It was distributed in Philadelphia January, 1776

It discussed the idea of democracy and that people should have a say not kings or queens

It sold over 500,000 copies in the Colonies

Paine got through to most people because he was a common person and so were they

Declaration of Independence 1776

It was written by Thomas Jefferson, out third president

It borrowed ideas from the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights and The Mayflower Compact

Discussed our Unalienable rights, rights that cannot be taken away from us. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

27 Greivances were listed against the king

Discussed that People have the true power and have the right to rebel if rights are taken away from them

Battle of Saratoga Fall of 1777

The British thought it would be an easy victory but they were surprised

The British Cpatured both Fort Ticonderoga and Philadelphia

While they were on their way to the Hudson they got swarmed by the Militias

In October 17,1777 Burgoyne surrendered to Horatio Gates

This battle was a turning point in the war and boosted the colonists morale

Winter at Valley Forge 1777-1778

After they won Saratoga the colonists gained respect and got foreign help
There was a Man named Marquis de Lafayette, he helped the continental army without pay
With help from Spain and France also a general from Prussia, the soldiers were getting trained and were ready to fight.
The soldiers had no clothes or blankets they had to survive the harsh winter with noi=thing to protect them from the elements
During that winter 2,000 soldiers died

Battle of Yorktown, 1781

One of their own, a great general, Benedict Arnold betrayed them
The Continental army harrassed general Cornwallis
There was an African-American spy who gained the trust of Cornwallis and Benedict he informed them of their plans
The Generals moved there troops to a point where they were trapped and easily defeated
This battle was the last Major battle of the Revolution

Treaty of Paris, 1783

After Yorktown only a few more battles took place
It took over 2 years to come to an agreement that ended the war
In the Treaty of Paris Great Britain finally recognized the U.S' independence
The British promised to remove all their troops from the country
The new boundary of America was the Mississippi