The Declaration of Independence
The War Begins; The Siege of Boston; Independence
Thomas Paine the writer of Common Sense, did not believe the colonists owed any loyally to King George of England. Rather, he felt that common sense indicated that the colonies ought to be free and independent of England's control.
Argued for independence from England and King George
Author of Common Sense
King George III
King of England who insisted on controlling the colonies
George Washington is chosen as commander in chief of the Continental army.
"...a gentleman whose skill as an officer, whose...great talents and universal character would...unite...the colonies better than any other person alive." - John Adams