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  1. - Appointed commander of the Continental Army because for his leadership skills.
    - A symbol of the colonists' fight for independence.
  2. - Ended the Revolutionary War, granted the colonies independence, and gave them territory from Canada's southern border to Florida's northern border.
    - Britain hoped to split the US from its French allies by granting the nation's wishes.
  3. -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.

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  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. Breed's Hill- British forces attacked the Americans.
    - The British suffered more casualties then the Americans.
    - The British won when the colonists were forced to retreat, due to their lack of gun powder.
    - The King declared New England and eventually all of the colonies in a state of rebellion.


  3. Olive Branch Petition- 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.


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