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  1. -Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, edited by the Continental Congress.
    -Argued that humans have natural rights, guaranteed to them at birth.
    -Blamed King George for the problems leading up to the Revolution.
    -Declared the United States independent from Great Britain.
  2. -Met in 1775, when King George did not agree to the colonist's demands.
    -The Congress drafted and signed the Declaration of Independence, which declared war and that the colonists should be free of Britain.
    -The Congress appointed Washington as commander of the Continental Army and wrote the Articles of Confederation.
  3. - Increased social equality, increased church-state separation, and elevated the status of women.
    - Put an end to certain inheritance practices (primogeniture and entail) and the practice of putting a person in jail for debt.
    - Reduced the qualifications for owning property, voting, and holding office.

3 True/False questions

  1. Battle of Yorktown- Prevented the British from splitting New England from the rest of the colonies.
    - As a result Gen. Burgoyne and his army surrendered to the Americans.
    - Proved to France that America could win the war.
    - British offered Americans home rule within the British Empire.

          

  2. Battle of Saratoga- British Gen. Cornwallis waited in Yorktown for supplies and replacements.
    - American Gen. Washington attacked Cornwallis and his troops by land while French Admiral De Grasse blocked their escape by sea.
    - Forced Britain to begin negotiating peace with America.

          

  3. Articles of Confederation-The framework of the new government adopted in 1781.
    -The new government was very weak and had trouble receiving respect from foreign governments.
    -Under the Articles, the US was able to end the war and negotiate peace.

          

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