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  1. 2nd CONTINENTAL CONGRESS-1775
  2. Thaddeus Kosciusko
  3. BATTLE of TRENTON
  4. MERCENARIES
  5. The CONTINENTAL ARMY
  1. a American Colonists army- the Patriots/home team- led by General GEORGE WASHINGTON.
  2. b PHILADELPHIA MAY 1775- Attendees= John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, George Washington, Patrick Henry & others. Issued OLIVE BRANCH PETITION. Authorized & approved the DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE.
  3. c U.S. SURPRISE ATTACK on TRENTON- started with a Christmas night crossing of the DELAWARE RIVER (famous painting of this) surprised Hessians guarding Trenton & took most prisoner. WASHINGTON fooled Brits by fake campfires while U.S. troops snuck out to attack Princeton. VICTORY gave U.S. hope.
  4. d POLISH ENGINEER who HELPED U.S. BUILD FORTS & OTHER DEFENSES.
  5. e SOLDIERS who FIGHT for MONEY & NOT OUT of loyalty to any country.

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  1. A UNION OF STATES in which each member state retains some independent control over internal & external affairs. Thus, for international purposes, there are separate states, not just one state. A federation, in contrast, is a union of states in which external affairs are controlled by a unified, central government.
  2. most American soldiers enlisted for only one year. They would leave when they weren't paid or when they had to plant crops or harvest crops at home.
  3. U.S. officer caught by British spying- CONDEMNED to DEATH- he said, " I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
  4. General Gage tried to capture a store of Patriot arms. Patriots knew "The Redcoats are coming!!". 8 colonists & 1 British soldier killed at Lexington. Patriots forced the British to retreat at Concord.
  5. Wrote "COMMON SENSE". Patriot who changed public opinion with his pamphlet "Common Sense"- portrayed king George lll as a bully & claimed America's right to self rule.

5 True/False Questions

  1. John Hancock (1737-1793)1737-1793. Patriot leader along with Samuel Adams of the SONS of LIBERTY. President of the second Continental Congress; first person to sign the Declaration of Independence.

          

  2. LOYALISTS/ TORIESBritish RECOGNIZED U.S. as INDEPENDENT NATION. Set U.S. borders from Atlantis to Mississippi River-southern border ended at Florida which was returned to Spain. Ended 8 years of warfare.

          

  3. Friedrich von SteubenPRUSSIAN SOLDIER who came to U.S. & trained troops

          

  4. BATTLE of LONG ISLANDBritish General HOWE led 34,000 troops & 10,000 sailors VS. WASHINGTON'S 20,000 poorly trained troops & no navy. Colonists lost & retreated to Manhattan.

          

  5. John BurgoyneCOLONIAL FIGHTERS that could be READY IN A MINUTE to defend Massachusetts.

          

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