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American Revolution
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Declaration of Independence
the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress (4 July 1776) asserting the independence of the colonies from Great Britain
Thomas Jefferson
He was a delegate from Virginia at the Second Continental Congress and wrote the Declaration of Independence. He later served as the third President of the United States.
John Locke
This English philosophe argued that all men were born with natural rights and that a government's purpose was to protect these rights
Button Gwinnett
Georgia signer of the Declaration of Independence whose statue is atop the Mall of Georgia
Lyman Hall
represented Ga in the 2nd contenintal congress , he was declared a enemy of the crown after he signed the declaration of independence
George Walton
One of Georgia's signers of the Declaration of Independence
Preamble
introduction to a declaration
Guerilla Warfare
type of fighting in which soldiers use swift hit-and-run attacks against the enemy
Valley Forge
the site where George Washington and his troops endured a harsh winter without proper food, shelter, or clothing
Marquise de Lafayatte
French military leader that helped Washington and the Continental Army
Battle of Trenton
On Christmas day at night, Washington's soldiers began crossing the Deleware River. The next morning, they suprise attacked the British mercenaries which were Hessians.
Crossing of Delware
On Christmas day at night, Washington's soldiers began crossing the Deleware River. The next morning, they suprise attacked the British mercenaries which were Hessians.
Saratoga
Battle which was the "turning point" in the Revolutionary War
Yorktown
The last major battle of the war in which Charles Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington. The French helped us. The was over, and colonists had won!
George Washington
Virginian, patriot, general, and president. Lived at Mount Vernon. Led the Revolutionary Army in the fight for independence. First President of the United States.
Lord Charles Cornwallis
the commander of British troops in the South, best known for his defeat at the Battle of Yorktown
Treaty of Paris 1783
This treaty ended the Revolutionary War, recognized the independence of the American colonies, and granted the colonies the territory from the southern border of Canada to the northern border of Florida, and from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi River
Articles of Confederation
this document, the nations first constitution, was adopted by the second continental congress in 1781during the revolution. the document was limited because states held most of the power, and congress lacked the power to tax, regulate trade, or control coinage
Continental Army
The official army of the colonies, created by second continental congress and led by George Washington