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**SPECIAL AMERICAN REVOLUTION EDITION**

May 12, 2016

The students have spent the last few weeks studying the American Revolution. They are currently finishing up their ABCs of the American Revolution project, so I thought I would assign each student a letter and have them come up with a word to tie into the American Revolution. (We had one that doubled up, but that's ok!) Enjoy!

A - John Adams

John Adams helped the colonists after the trouble at the Boston Massacre.

B - Battle of Bunker Hill

The colonists hid at the hill and waited for the British to come. They couldn't fire unless they saw the whites of their eyes because they were low on ammunition.

C - Second Continental Congress

After the Battles of Lexington and Concord, colonists felt it was important to meet and discuss what they needed to do. The Second Continental Congress began on May 10, 1775 and included delegates or representatives from all of the 13 colonies.

D - Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence was a very important part of American history. It was written by Thomas Jefferson.

E - England

England was a country that once ruled over the thirteen colonies. It is located in Europe.

F - Fourth of July

On the Fourth of July we celebrate our independence. On this day the Declaration of Independence was signed into action. We were finally free!

G - George Washington

George Washington was the leader of the Continental Army. After the war he became the first U.S president.

H - John Hancock

John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence.

I - Independence

Independence is freedom from outside control.

J - Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson helped write the Declaration of Independence. He was the author.

K - King George III

King George III was the King of England. He told the British soldiers to tax the colonists.

L - Loyalists

The loyalists are people who didn’t want to disobey the British. The loyalists tried to talk the colonists into obeying King George III. The loyalists were people like tax collectors, soldiers, and more.

M - Militias

Militias are armies. They needed armies because they were going to fight.

N - Native Americans

The Native Americans were in what is now the U.S.A. Then the British came and decided to start trade with them and sided with them for war against the colonists.

O - Olive Branch Petition

The Second Continental Congress sent the Olive Branch Petition to King George III in England as one final try to make peace. The King rejected it.

P - Boston Tea Party

The colonists were not happy that they were being taxed on the tea once it was unloaded. The colonist went on the ship and threw everything overboard. Their captain said to throw only the tea over and not destroy anything else.

Q - Quartering Act

The British soldiers were able to go into the colonists' houses and the colonists had to feed them.

R - Paul Revere

Paul Revere was one of the men who went through the colonies warning everybody that the British were coming. He went at midnight because they British though they could sneak attack the colonists.

S - Sickness

In the war, people died from sickness. Some soldiers didn't have shoes to wear during the winter and the pain made them bleed. Also the sickness spread because they didn't have windows in their huts.

T - Battle of Trenton

During this battle, Washington and his soldiers had a chance to surprise the Hessians. Although this battle was difficult for the American soldiers, this victory inspired courage and pride.

U - United States of America

The US was 13 colonies but then it was just a part of the United States today. It was important because the 13 colonies were the people of the colonists. They were the ones who wanted freedom in the end.

V - Valley Forge

Valley Forge was where General George Washington and his troops stayed in the winter of 1777-1778. The conditions were very harsh. Many people got sick or died. In early 1778, the French joined with the colonies and sent them supplies. This greatly helped the soldiers. If the French hadn't helped, the whole war could have been lost.

W - George Washington

George Washington was the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.

X - Taxes

King George III told the colonists that they had to pay taxes on paper, documents, and mail with the Stamp Act. They were also charged a tax on sugar and molasses with the Sugar Act.

Y - Battle of Yorktown

The Battle of Yorktown was the last war. George Washington didn't believe the surrender and wouldn't accept the sword from the British General's Second in Command.

Z - Peter Zenger

Peter Zenger brought up the idea of freedom of the press during the time of the American Revolution.