The American Revolutionary era

Kristian Kim

Causes of the American Revolution

The American Revolution started because of the Proclamation of 1776 it banned the British settlers to settle in the Application Mountains and made them mad. After the Sugar Act happened it made the settlers even more mad because the government gave them taxes without their permission. After that the Quartering Act happened and made the settlers house the soldiers. Then the Stamp Act was where they taxed the settlers for any paper goods and if they didn't pay for they would go to jail. Another one was the Townshend Acts and it put taxes on lead, glass, paint, and tea. After that the Boston Massacre happened an people got mad at the British soldiers and protested and mad the soldiers mad. Then the Tea Act was where they sent tea directly to the settlers. Then the Boston Tea party occurred and the Tea Company dumped tea bags in the Boston Harbor. The intolerable Acts where they wanted to punish Boston. That is what led to the American Revolution.

Lexington and Concord April 19, 1775

1. One of the famous quotes for this battle was " 'round the world" this quote was famous because no one knows who shot first.

2. 8 minutemen were killed and 10 were wounded in minutes.

3. The British army was easy to spot because they wore their Redcoats witch were coats that were red.

4. Most of the weapons in Concord got hidden or concealed from the British.

5. The British were at Lexington and it was only 15 miles away from Concord.

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Common Sense January 10, 1776

1. This pamphlet was made to tell the king and queen that the citizens should make the laws.

2. This helped the citizens get a economic freedom and self defense against the military.

3. This pamphlet sold 500,000 copies and was made in Philadelphia.

4. This helped the citizens tell the king that the government was over powered.

5. This pamphlet was published anonymously by Thomas Paine.

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Declaration Of Independence July 4,1776

1. This was made to tell Britain that they do want to be separated.

2. The person that wrote the Declaration of Independence was Thomas Jefferson.

3. This declaration was made for everyone that wanted freedom from Britain.

4. Without this document we wouldn't have America.

5. When they sent this to the king they told the king that he violated the colonists with the taxes.

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Battle Of Saratoga September 19, 1777 – October 7, 1777

1. This battle was the turning point of the Revolutionary war.

2. This was one of the greatest victory's for the American Forces.

3. The Patriots made the battle field into obstacles so they could make it harder for the Americans to fight.

4. Burgoyne had to surrender his whole army to General Horatio Gates.

5. Howe captured Philadelphia before the British did.

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Winter at Valley Forge 1777

1. They were low on food and clothing which made the men harder to survive.

2. George Washington took 12,000 men with him to Valley Forge to be disciplined and to be stronger.

3. They had no battles there but the only battle was the brutal winter.

4. 2,000 men died and the rest survived but they grew stronger.

5. Some of the men had no clothing at all so they would be really cold every day.

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Battle of Yorktown 1781

1. The patriots had hard time in 1781 because they were low on money and supplies.

2. The patriots bribed one of the American officers named Benedict Arnold.

3. There was an African American slave that was a spy and acted like he wanted to fight for the British but he didn't want to fight for the British he was spying on them.

4. This battle was the last battle of the American Revolutionary war.

5. The patriots took the the British army to prison.

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Treaty of paris 1783

1. This treaty set the borders for America.

2. The British allowed the settlers to settle and trade in the west.

3. The patriot soldiers got to go home after the war.

4. The delegates took 2 years to make a peace treaty.

5. The treaty was made because the British couldn't afford for more troops.

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