fought in F/I War & Am Rev. chosen to lead Continental Army bc well-liked & from S. 1st pres, set many precdnts.
Def Bost Masscr soldrs. Involved in Congresses. "The Rev was effctd befr the war cmmncd"
wrote DofI. comprehensive doc of grievs & cry for indep.
neg Franco-Am Alliance.
Va rep to Cont Cong. "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!"
It's only "common sense" to go to war. argued for merits of repub over monarchy.
King George III
crazy GB king w/ porphyria. thought taxing Am (w/ 10 steps) would help GB's debt after F/I War.
King GA III's prime minister. felt colnsts should help pay the F/I War debt.
members of Parliament represented all British subjects regardless of who elected them.
committees of observation
created after 1st Cont Cong to enforce boycott on GB goods. became the town's "de facto" govt's.
Sons of Liberty
groups org to protest the unjust GB acts.
Committees of Correspondence
formed after Townshend Acts. groups to share ideas & keep up polit mood. helped in convincing citz to take action.
small colonial militia in NE. were ready @ a minute's notice.
Am clnsts who wanted indep.
Am clnsts who were still loyal to the Crown.