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Who are the minutemen?
Local militia members began calling themselves minutemen because they were ready to fight on a minute's notice.
part of the word is in the answer.
What is a siege?
It's a situation in which soldiers surrond a city or fort.
there are three words in the answer that start with the letter in the word in the question.
What is the First Continental Congress?
In September 1774 the first continental congress met in philedalphia, the congress had 56 colonual delgatates, includiong John and Samuel Adams.
the word in the question is in the answer.
Who is Thomas gage?
He decided to take away the minutemen's weapons and ammunition.
who are the redcoats?
The colonists called the british soldiers redcoats becuase of these uniforms. The british soldiers' bright red uniforms made an easy target.
find the words in the answer in the questions.
What is the second Continental Congress?
In May 1775, representative from 12 of the colonies met in the city of philadelphia for the second continental congress.
find words in the answer in the question.
What is the continetal army?
the congress did makes plans to create a continental army to defend the colonies and chose Virginaian George Washington to command this army.
find words in the answer in the question
Who is George Washington?
He had fought in the French and Indian War.
Who is Olive Branch Petition?
This petition was so named because the olive branch is a symbol of peace.
find words in the answer in the question
What is the Battle of Bunker hill?
IT showed the colonists that they could hold their own against the British.
unalienable rights
these basic rights include life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Thomas paine
he argued for breaking away from great britian.
Thomas jefferson
He was a committee member of what the secondary continental congress created.
Declaration of independence
epress three main ideas. first jefferson argued that all men posses unalienable rights. Second King George the third had vbiolated the colonists rights. third on isjefferson argued that the colonies had the right to break away from great britian.
Patriots
colonists who chose to fight for independence became known as patriots.
loyalists
those who remained loyal to great britian were called loyalists.
Abigal Adams
the wife of john adams. in a letter she asked her husband to protect the rights of women.