American Revolution

By Angela Bardelli, block 2

Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine published the article/pamphlet "Common Sense" in the year 1776. It challenged the rule of the American colonies by the king of England. He published the pamphlet "Common sense" because, he wanted to inspire all 13 colonies to fight/declare for independence in 1776 from Great Britain. Thomas Paine did not agree with the kings ways (King George the third) so he made this pamphlet to make people think.

John Locke

John Locke wrote that all people are free, equal, and have "Natural Rights" of life, liberty, and property that rulers should not and can not take away. He also wrote that governments powers are limited to the people have agreed to give it up. John challenged the centuries. (rule by kings, rulers, emperors, and tribal chieftains)

Lexington and Concord

The battle of Lexington and Concord happened on the date of April 19th, 1775. This battle is the reason the Revolutionary War started. It was a rather small battle only few people died, neither side (British and Colonists) actually expected to fight but a gunshot from the colonists went of so it forced the British to "fight back"
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Intolerable Acts

The Intolerable Acts enforced punishing Boston, being put under military rule, and no trade. It was the Patriots way to punish Massachusetts colonists for throwing tea into the Boston Harbor (also known as the Boston Tea Party). Intolerable acts is also refereed to as "Coercive Acts".

The Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party is known as the political protest from the Sons Of Liberty in Boston. The reason the Boston Tea Party happened is because of "taxation without representation". The Colonists thought the British was being unfair towards them and decided to do something about it. They organized a day (December 16, 1773) and threw large amounts of tea into the Boston Harbor.

Battle of York Town

The Battle of York town was the Americans Vs. the French. It started between September and October in the year of 1781. The battle claims to have ended in 1781 but actually didn't end until the treaty of Paris was signed in 1783.

Proclamation of 1763

King George the 3rd is who issued the Proclamation of 1763. He did this after the French and Indian War (7 Years War) ended. He announced that all lands in the West of the Appalachians should divide off limits to colonial settlers. Even though this was considered a temporary measure this did not end until Eve of the Revolution.