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UNIT 6: The American Revolution
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The Colonists wanted to gain independence from Britain.
The American Revolution occurred from 1775-1783. The Patriots and the British fought this war because
The Battles of Lexington and Concord
fighting signaled the start of the Revolutionary War
Guerrilla Warfare Tactics
hit and run style of fighting; new military strategy the American colonists used against the British
the Preamble of the Declaration of Independence
"When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another...."
Nathan Hale, Patriot spy that was captured and executed
"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
Building forts, training cavalry and troops
The Patriots received foreign aid during the war from several European allies. What is an example of how the Europeans helped the Patriot army?
The Treaty of Paris, 1783
officially ended the Revolutionary War; recognized the colonies as the United States of America, an independent nation
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
Persuasive, Patriot Pamphlet published in 1776 written to the "fence-sitters" to convince them to join the Patriot cause
-suggested that the colonies break from Britain
-stated that King George III had ignored Colonial requests
Troops received supplies from people throughout the colonies and survived with what they already had.
How did troops survive the very harsh conditions and bitter winter experienced at Valley Forge?
Cornwallis was following orders to march to the Yorktown peninsula and secure the port there. Washington and the French lay siege on Cornwallis trapping and surrounding him for weeks effectively forcing him to surrender.
How did the British General Cornwallis become surrounded at the Battle of Yorktown?
Natural rights, Wrongs of the King, Colonies declaring independence
The Declaration of Independence has a preamble and then the following 3 sections:
All people have basic rights that cannot be taken away. Liberty is one of those rights.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness....."
The Revolutionary Era covered a span of how many years? April 1775-April 1783
Foreign aid agreement
The French officially help the Patriots in the American Revolution beginning in February 1778.
The conflict between the two countries grew.
What happened between France and Britain after the French and Indian War?
The message being conveyed in this political cartoon, "Horse America" is independence and separation.
The Battle of Yorktown (Virginia)
British Gen. Cornwallis surrendered to the Continental Army after being surrounded by the United States and French forces for weeks.
the encirclement of a town in an effort to cut off supply lines
soldiers who were paid to fight
example: The Hessians were German soldiers hired by the British to fight against the Continentals in the Revolutionary War.
persuaded Americans that no reconciliation with Britain was possible.
Thomas Paine's Common Sense was important because it
American Continental Army general that turned traitor during the American Revolution by defecting to the British
a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall goal
Both were written during the 1770s - Revolutionary Era
What do the Olive Branch Petition and Common Sense have in common?
The Olive Branch Petition, 1775
Patriot petition to King George III in which colonists offer to remain his loyal subjects if he will repeal the Intolerable Acts
Both were written during the 1770s -Revolutionary Era
What do the Olive Branch Petition and the Common Sense have in common
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