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Terms in this set (21)
Why did the Second Continental Congress meet in Philadelphia?
To decide the colonies future.
Why did the Second Continental Congress send an Olive Branch Petition to the King of England?
Asking him to appeal the intolerable acts.
Why was Fort Ticonderoga so important to win?
Had lots of canons and gun powder.
Who were the Patriots?
American supporters of Independence.
Who were the Loyalists?
A colonist loyal to Britain.
Give one advantage and one disadvantage about the colonists in the American Revolution.
Strong leaders, and no navy.
Give one advantage and one disadvantage of the British in the American Revolution.
Well trained.. and supplies took months to arrive.
What was the importance of the Battle of Bunker Hill?
First major battle of the revolution.
Why did the British leave Boston?
They could not hold Boston.
What did King George do when the British left Boston?
Ordered a blockade, and used mercenaries.
What was the name of the pamphlet that urged colonists to declare independence from Great Britain?
Who was Thomas Paine?
Author of the Common Sense.
Who was the person that was asked to write the document for independence from Britain?
Why is July 2, 1776 significant?
Congress voted that the 13 colonies were free and independent states.
The Declaration of Independence consists of how many main parts?
The first section of the Declaration of Independence stresses what idea?
The Second section of the Declaration of Independence lists what?
The last section of the Declaration of Independence states what?
That the colonies of the United States are all tied to Britain have been cut.
What is the preamble to the Declaration of Independence?
Green Mountain Boys
A band of Vermonters.
Troops for hire to help fight the colonists.