73-Battle of Bunker Hill
-Bunker Hill was an American post overlooking Boston; the stronghold allowed Americans to contain General Gage and his troops.
-Colonists twice turned back a British frontal assault; held off British untilBunker Hill force ran out of ammunition and was overrun.
-American's strong defince led to strengthened morale
-June 17, 1775
-Pamphlet published by Thomas Paine calling for immediate independence from Britain.
-Widely sold and carried favor in the colonies.
-Weakened resistance in the Continental Congress toward independence.
-Presented to 2nd Continental Congress by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia
-Urged Congress to declare independence; accepted July 2, 1776
-Said, "That these United Colonies ar, and of right ought to be, free and independent States."
76-Declaration of Independence
-Document restating political ideas justifying separation from Britain.
-Jefferson and Committee had the duty of drafting for the Continental Congress.
-Locke's inluences served as a foundation for the document.
-The final product lacked provisions condemning British slave trade and a denunciation of the British people earlier drafts had.
July 4, 1776