American Revolution-Interest. facts

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Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770. 5 civilians of Boston were killed as a result of the shootings, 3 on the scene, and 2 at a later period. All victims of the horrible manslaughter were buried at Granary Burying Ground in Boston.

INTERESTING FACT:
the 9 British soldier were actually charged and two of them were even convicted of manslaughter even in there home country(biased courts) of Britain

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Declaration of Independence


The declaration was signed by the delegates of the colonies and is essentially the backbone of our society, however it wasn't a widespread movement. In fact the revolution as a whole was radical movement since most in the colonies were indifferent about the fight for independence.

One of the most widely mislead ideas pertaining to the Declaration of Independence is that it was signed on July 4, 1776. However, independence was formally declared on July 2, 1776, a date John Adams believed would be “the most memorable epocha in the history of America.” On July 4, 1776, was when the final text was formally approved, however it wasn't signed until August 2.

Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party is one of the many well known acts of rebellion amongst the colonist against Great Britain. During the incident, white males of Boston tried to dress as Indians and dumped tons of barrels of British tea into Boston harbor. The economic costs were Beverly significant acquainting to approximately $1 million in loss of tea.


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There was a second Boston Tea Party.
Three months after the Boston Tea Party, the people of Boston once again sent tea into the Barbour when 60 disguised men boarded the Fortune in March, forced the crew below deck and dumped tea chests into the harbor. The second raid wasn’t quite as impressive as the original, however, as only 30 chests were sent overboard.

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Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry was a Founding Father and Governor of Virginia five times. He is best remembered for his "give me liberty or give me death" speech in 1775, which set the stage for Americas push for independence


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The well known delegate, Henry, was appointed commander of newly-formed Virginia Militia in 1775

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King George III

King George was the reigning overlord of Britain during the time of colonial establishment in America. For most of the colonial America era, King George was negligent towards the colonies, and only after the French and Indian war, did he really provide Britain supervision and influence in the colonies.


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While he was the king of England, King George the Third was not the most well minded person in fact, the last decade of his life was spent suffering through an intermittent acute mental illness. This was said to have made him go insane as well as blind. The disease known as Acute Porphyrias, leaves it's victim in a state of mental disturbances, as well as abdominal pain and vomiting. The disease ultimately attacks your immune system.