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Mr. Amadore 2-4-13 study 1
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According to Thomas Paine what is the King of America and other free countries?
According to Thomas Paine, what historical figure does the "Royal Brute of Great Britain" represent?
King George III of England
How does Tomas Paine feel about having a monarchy (King or Queen) ruling over the Americas?
-He does not like it
-He says no one person should rule
-He wants DEMOCRACY
Why does the LOYALIST believe separation from England would be disastrous for business?
Great Britain provides a market for goods and protection for trade.
Why does the PATRIOT believe speration from England would be disastrous for business?
-They want to have free trade.
-They want to trade with who ever they want.
-They want to develop manufacturing
Why does the Loyalist feel more like an English person?
same language and traditions
Why does the Patriot feel more like an English person?
long distance and they can manage their own affairs
What did famous colonists like John Adams, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson get done in 1776?
The writing and signing of the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.
What 3 things did the continental congress say we had a right to?
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness-these are "inalienable rights"
-they cannot be taken away
-they are basic natural rights as a human being
What message are the colonists sending to Great Britain?
-they do not want to be a part of Great Britain's empire
-they are officially breaking away from Great Britain and will form their own country
Who wrote wrote the majority of the Declaration of Independence?
Lexington and Concord
The shot heard 'round the world, first "battle" of the revolution. Was really the Spark
Battle of Bunker Hill
-bloodiest battle of the war
-Colonel Preston (American) said don't shoot until you see the whites of their (British) eyes
-he did not want to waste the little bit of amunition (bullets) they had-he wanted to shoot to kill
-moral and symbolic victory for the colonists-they held off the British for a while
-the British general of this battle was General Howe, he won the battle after his third try
-the colonists fought well, and saw they were capable of fighting the British (even though the colonists lost-they saw they had power to fight!)
Name for British soldiers because they wore red uniforms (lobster backs)
colonists that remained loyal to England, and wanted to remain under their rule
colonists that wanted independence from England
-wrote the pamphlet "Common Sense"
-wanted colonial support to fight Britain for independence
-This led to the Revolution-colonists realized it was only "Common Sense" to form their own country and break away from England (the British)
Declaration of Independence
-colonists declared independence from England
-written by Thomas Jefferson
-gave colonists rights-life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
-if the government was not meeting the needs of the people, the people could create a new government
-it was created because the colonists wanted to form their own, independent nation
name given to the army led by George Washington
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