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Olive Branch Petition
*An attempt to avoid a full-blown war with Great Britain
*Rejected by the British government
*Replaced by the more aggressive Proclamation of Rebellion
Prohibitory Act
*Passed as a measure of retaliation by Great Britain
*Called for a naval blockade of colonial ports
*Only further aggravated colonists
Common Sense
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Declaration of Independence
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Thomas Jefferson
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George Mason
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Continental Congress
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Articles of Confederation
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George Washington
*Great colonial general
*Led the colonies to victory
*Would later become the 1st president of the newly formed USA
Bunker Hill
*British take heavy losses in taking Bunker Hill
*Colonial victory, in a way
*Turning point
General Thomas Gage
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Hessians
*German mercenaries
*Employed by British government to fight Colonists
*Defeated by colonists during a night raid in Christmas
Lord Cornwallis
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Nathanael Greene
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John Adams
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John Jay
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Treaty of Paris 1783
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Women during war time
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Abigail Adams
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Civic Virtue
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Ordinance of 1784
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North West Ordinance
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Shay's Rebellion
*Revolution of poor farmers against the rich Pennsylvanians
*Led by Daniel Shay
*Had the attention of then-retired George Washington