The American Revolution

by Ezequiel Gonzalez Perez

Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party was a protest against England by the colonist. More specifically the the group that organized the protest was called The Sons Of Liberty. The protest occured on December 17,1773. The protesters dressed as American Indians and and destroyed a whole shipment of tea sent by the East India Company. The Boston Tea party was a key factor in the American Revolution as it lead up to the Coercive Acts as well as the Intolerable Acts.

First Continental Congress

The First Continental Congress was a meeting called in response to the Intolerable Acts. Delegates from twelve of the thirteen colonies took place in this meeting. The meeting took place from September 5 to October 26, 1774 in the colony of Pennsylvania. The congress established a compact between the colonies to boycott against British trade on December 1, 1774. The congress also accomplished to have a second meeting on May 10, 1775.

Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre was a street fight that was used as propaganda to divide away from England. The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770. The "Massacre:" was between a "patriot" throwing objects at a squad of British soldiers. This event led to the death of several colonist. This event was a major factor to the American Revolution because it gave the colonist a reason to fight against the British.

Lexington and Concord

Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolution. The Battles were fought on April 19, 1775. These two battles in the town of Massachusetts marked the outbreak of an open armed conflict between the thirteen colonies and the British. The battle ended with a Colonial Victory. Ralph Waldo Emerson the first shots of the war as the "Shot heard round the World."

Battle Of Saratoga

The Battle of Saratoga played an incredibly huge role in the American Revolution. The Battle began in September 19, 1777 and ended around October 7, 1777. This Battle marked the climax of the American Revolution. The colonist win in this battle gave them the confidence and hope to win the war against England. The win over England in the Battle of Saratoga gave France to confidence to join the colonist and help them win the war.

Battle of Yorktown

The Battle of Yorktown was the decisive battle that ended the war against the colonist and the British. The Battle was led by George Washington who later became the first president of the United States of America. George Washington began the seige on September 28, 1781 against General Lord Charles Cornwallis. This battle was the most important one in the whole war. The Battle was the most important contributor the colonist had to winning the battle and gaining independence from England.

George Washington

George Washington led the American Armies to the final battle of Yorktown. Thousands of soldiers were led into the Armies of Great Britain. George Washington's powerful leadership was a major factor into General Cornwallis's defeat. He later became the first president of the United States of America for his leadership.

Thomas Paine

Thomas was an enlightenment writer. Thomas Paine wrote the writing "Common Sense." In this writing he talked about individual rights all citizens should have at birth. This writing was a huge influence to the Declaration of Independence. The "Common Sense" was studied by Thomas Jefferson and much of it was implemented into the Declaration of Independence.