The American Revolution

By: Camila Andrea Galindo

King George iii

George lll became king at age 22 ; he was considered to be awkward in courts and in political events and much preferred practicing his favorite activity: farming. He enjoyed farming because it relaxed him.
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Art from the revolution : Washington crossing the Delaware

Painted in 1851 by German painter Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, is a visual representation of George Washington's surprise attack on the Hessians on December 25-26 ,1776
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The Declaration of Independence

Once the Declaration of Independence had been written and signed, printer John Dunlap was asked to make about 200 copies to be distributed throughout the colonies. Today, they are called the "Dunlap Broadside" and are extremely rare. There are only 26 known copies of the Dunlap Broadsides and are worth millions of dollars.

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The Boston Tea Party

More mini "tea parties" were held in other colonies through out 1774. In the cities of New York, Annapolis and Charleston, South Carolina, tea was burned or thrown into harbors by protesting patriots.
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The Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre trials did not begin until 7 months later of thee shooting. Captain Preston and the soldiers were defended by John Adams and Josiah Quincy. Captain Preston was declared not guilty and the soldiers Were acquitted by the jury : William Wemms, William M’Cauley, Hugh White, William Warren, John Carrol and James Hartegan. The other two soldiers, Hugh Montgomery and Matthew Killroy, were found not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter, therefore escaping the death penalty.
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