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The Declaration Of Independence/ A Critical Time
Terms in this set (11)
Thomas Paine wrote "Common Sense" to convince people to favor independence (Patriots)
What was the purpose of "Common Sense"?
*The way ahead was dangerous and there was no turning back.
*They didn't have enough public support
Why did it take Congress so long to declare independence?
* NATURAL RIGHTS: explains how everyone is born with unalienable rights "Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness"
*BRITISH WRONGS: Lists all of the actions taken against the colonies by King George III and Parliament "No taxation without representation."
*DECLARING INDEPENDENCE: conclusion declares that the colonies are no longer a part of the British empire and are free independent states "United States of America"
List the 3 parts of the Declaration of Independence and include a brief description of each section.
The Americans lost New York City and went on a 5 month retreat to Westchester and New Jersey.
What was the result of the Battle of Long Island?
The Element Of Surprise!
Explain what factors led to American victories at Trenton and Princeton.
Author of "Common Sense"
Author of the Declaration of Independence
Rights that belong to every human from birth & cannot be taken away
Connecticut officer who was a spy that was captured by the British and probably executed. He tried to collect information about the British plans at Long Island
German mercenaries fighting for the British
A hired solder that most of the time fought for another country
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