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freedom from control by another government or country.
independence (6)
n. a formal, written request.; v. to make a formal demand or request.
petitions (6)
a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses who said: "There is no room for hope. If we wish to be free... we much fight! Our chains are forged. Their clanking can be heard on the plains of Boston. The war is inevitable - and let it come!"
Patrick Henry (6)
the assembly where Patrick Henry addressed one of the most famous speeches of freedom in American history.
Virginia House of Burgesses (6)
an assembly of American patriots held on May 10, 1775 in Philadelphia to decide who would command the New England army.
Second Continental Congress (6)
the term used to describe th assembly of militias that had massed around Boston ready for the eventual war with England.
"New England Army" (6)
the name proposed by John Adams of Massachusetts to describe the troops that Congress has to create that would be made up of troops from all the colonies.
"Continental Army" (6)
a member of the Massachusetts delegation to the 2nd Continent Congress who proposed that they should create a "Continental Army"" made up of troops from all colonies.
John Adams (6)
describing who would best lead his proposed "Continental Army," John Adams said of him, "a gentleman whose skill as an officer, whose... great talents and universal character would... unite... the colonies better than any other person alive."
George Washington (6)
one of two strategic hills overlooking Boston that militiamen planned to fortify against the British.
Bunker Hill (6)
one of two strategic hills overlooking Boston that Gen. Israel Putnam and his men used to erect a crude fort as protection from the British.
Breed's Hill (6)
the Continental Army general who led his troops to defend Breed's Hill who said, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes."
Israel Putnam (6)
the British general who had just arrived from England with fresh troops and who ordered an immediate attack on Breed's Hill.
William Howe (6)
the misnamed battle on a fortified hill overlooking Boston during the the Revolutionary War where more than 1,000 British troops were killed or wounded, and nearly half that many Americans.
Battle of Bunker Hill (6)
a Boston bookseller who was sent by General George Washington to Fort Ticonderoga, an old British fort located at the southern end of Lake Champlain in New York, to round up some big guns.
Henry Knox (6)
an old British fort located at the southern end of Lake Champlain in New York where militiamen led by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold seized the fort.
Fort Ticonderoga (6)
one of two Patriot leaders who seized Fort Ticonderoga at the southern end of Lake Champlain in New York for its guns.
Ethan Allen (6)
one of two Patriot leaders who seized Fort Ticonderoga at the southern end of Lake Champlain in New York for its guns.
Benedict Arnold (6)
a last petition sent by the 2nd Continental Congress in July 1775 to George III asking him to end the quarrel.
"Olive Branch Petition" (6)
person guilty of the crime of treason, or disloyalty to the government.
traitor (6)
a Patriot who, in early 1776, published a fiery pamphlet entitled Common Sense who scoffed at the idea that Americans owed any loyalty to King George.
Thomas Paine (6)
a fiery pamphlet published by the Patriot Thomas Paine which helped persuade thousands of colonists that independence was not only sensible, but the key to a brighter future.
Common Sense (6)
at 33-years old, the youngest member of the committee to write the Declaration of Independence. He was a shy man from Virginia who wrote the Declaration of Independence.
Thomas Jefferson (6)
the site of the 2nd Continental Congress where on July 1, 1776, the debate for independence took place.
Philadelphia State House (6)
one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, he was a wealthy planter and trader from Virginia, who lost his ships to the British navy during the war. After selling his house and property to pay his debts, he died in rags.
Carter Braxton (6)
one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, he saw his home taken over by the British as a headquarters before a major battle and told Gen. Washington to open fire on the house. His home was destroyed, and he died a poor man.
Thomas Nelson Jr. (6)
one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, the British put his wife in jail, and she died shortly after.
Francis Lewis (6)
one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence who lived in forests and caves for more than a year after fleeing the British. When he returned, his wife was dead, and his 13 children were nowhere to be found.
John Hart (6)