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6 Dutch Contributions:
-many places have Dutch names (Bronx, Brooklyn)
-Dutch style houses
-decorating Easter eggs
-hanging stokcings at Christmas
6 causes of American Revolution
-taxation without representation (colonists were taxed but had no say in their government)
-Stamp Act (tax on all important documents and playing cards)
-Sugar Act (tax on sugar and fabric)
-Townshend Acts (tax of tea and other British goods)
-Boston Tea Party
-colonists boycotting British goods
1st line from the Declaration of Independence
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are have certain inalienable rights: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness..."
Why did the Battle of Saratoga occur?
British wanted control over entire NY Colony to cut New England from the southern colonies
4 results of Battle of Saratoga:
-colonists defeated British army
-American troops proved they could win
-Showed they may win the war
-b/c of win, Ben Franklin convinced France to help the colonists
-king had a right to rule colonists
-a government run by rich Patriots would be worse
Loyalists supported the British because...
-They had family in England
-Celebrated English holidays
-Continued to buy British tea and products
-to rule themselves (Continental Congress)
-France, Spain and Holland to join their side
-England to remove all the taxes
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