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Second Continental Congress
-sent Olive Branch petitionto King George III
-formed the colonial army (Continental)
-printed its own paper money
"Common Sense" pamphlet written by Thomas Paine
Criticized King George III and the concept of a country being ruled by one person
Second Continental Congress
-sent Olive Branch petitionto King George III
-formed the colonial army (Continental)
-printed its own paper money
Second Continental Congress
-sent Olive Branch petitionto King George III
-formed the colonial army (Continental)
-printed its own paper money
Preamble to the Declaration of Independence -July 4, 1776
Tells why the document was needed
Section 2 of the Declaration of Independence
Includes ideas about the rights of people and the role of government
Section 3 of the Declaration of Independence
Had complaints against King George III and Parliment
Section 4 of the Declaration of Independence
Declared independence from Great Britian
"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness"
These are the unalienable rights stated in the Declaration of Independence
Valley Forge near Philadelphia, Pa
The army was almost destroyed by cold and hunger
Which foreign countries helped the colonists?
Poland, France, Germany, and Spain
Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill, Boston)
1. First major battle
2. Took place before the Declaration of Independence
3. Famous quote: "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes."
Battle of Long Island (New York)
British victory
Battles of Trenton and Princeton (New Jersey)
Continental victories
Battle of Yorktown (virginia)
British General Cornwallis surrenders
Hessians
German mercenaries hired by Britian
Benjamin Franklin
1. Was sent to France to ask for help
2. On the committee for the Declaration of Independence
3. Helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris
George Washington
Commander of the Continental Army
Thomas Paine
Wrote "Common Sense" document
Thomas Jefferson
Penned the Declaration of Independence
John Hancock
His name became synonymous with"signature" due to his large, boldly written signature on the Declaration of Independence
Patrick Henry
"Give me liberty, or give me death."
Molly Pitcher (Mary Ludwig Hays)
Brought water to the troops
General Cornwallis
British general who surrendered at Yorktown, VA
Benedict Arnold
Continental Army officer who went over to the British side. His name is synonymous with "traitor."
Treaty of Paris - 1783
Named the United States of America as a new nation.
Quakers
Pacifists who did not want war.
Native Americans
These people were mostly neutral and did not take sides during the Revolution.
Native Americans
Thease people were mostly neutral and did not take sides during the Revolution.