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  1. -Met in 1775, when King George did not agree to the colonist's demands.
    -The Congress drafted and signed the Declaration of Independence, which declared war and that the colonists should be free of Britain.
    -The Congress appointed Washington as commander of the Continental Army and wrote the Articles of Confederation.
  2. -The framework of the new government adopted in 1781.
    -The new government was very weak and had trouble receiving respect from foreign governments.
    -Under the Articles, the US was able to end the war and negotiate peace.
  3. - Appointed commander of the Continental Army because for his leadership skills.
    - A symbol of the colonists' fight for independence.

3 True/False questions

  1. Results of War- Increased social equality, increased church-state separation, and elevated the status of women.
    - Put an end to certain inheritance practices (primogeniture and entail) and the practice of putting a person in jail for debt.
    - Reduced the qualifications for owning property, voting, and holding office.


  2. Battle of Yorktown- Prevented the British from splitting New England from the rest of the colonies.
    - As a result Gen. Burgoyne and his army surrendered to the Americans.
    - Proved to France that America could win the war.
    - British offered Americans home rule within the British Empire.


  3. Treaty of Paris- Ended the Revolutionary War, granted the colonies independence, and gave them territory from Canada's southern border to Florida's northern border.
    - Britain hoped to split the US from its French allies by granting the nation's wishes.


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