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    George Washington- George Washington was a leader of the Continental Army in the American Revolution, and was the first to become U.S. president, but before that he was just a simple man. He was raised by mother widow and 5 other siblings. When he was older he was appointed adjutant with a rank of major in the Virginia militia. Later on he left the army and got married to his wife ‘Martha Dandridge’. Later the British formed the tea act to gain more revenue. Then Washington stepped up. Washington chaired a meeting in which the Fairfax Resolves were adopted calling for the convening of the Continental Congress and the use of armed resistance as a last resort. He was selected as a delegate to the First Continental Congress in…

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    The First Continental Congress meant in on october 22,1774. The First Continental Congress meant in carpenter hill in Philadelphia. The delegates were chosen by colonial legislatures, or by committees of correspondence of the respective colonies thomas jefferson was the third president and was the vice president for the second president. Congress put together a committee to draft the Declaration of Independence. jefferson died on July 4, 1826–50 years to the day after the signing of The…

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    Reasons Which Encouraged Congress to Generate New American Empire In fact, Declaration of Independence was accepted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1886 and declared the division of the Thirteen American Colonies from the British Empire and constituted as an independent nation, the United States of America. It was the result of a various political, social and intellective alterations in American society. Moreover, between 1763 and 1776, majority of colonists felt unjustly taxed, over…

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    In 1775, Americans began to have issues against the British rule attempting to gain control of the colonies again and allowed for many revolts throughout the colonies to occur. The colonists eventually decided to create a meeting to discuss on how to respond to the British’s actions which lead to the First Continental Congress. The idea of independence began to take influence from the First Continental Congress, where the delegates decided to form militias and arm the colonies. Arming the…

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    March 5 1770, five innocent civilians were killed by British soldiers in an event called the Boston Massacre. Things took a sharp turn from there and led directly into the American Revolution. The colonists responded by dumping large amounts of tea cargo into the ocean to send the British troops a message. The British then responded by passing a series of laws known as the Intolerable Acts. It composed of five laws that aimed to punish Massachusetts for their actions and for the British to…

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    Just before the American Revolution, which began roughly in 1765 and ended in 1783, the attitudes of many colonists were those of dissatisfaction and disdain for the traditional British government. These would exacerbate future relations with Great Britain, fueling dissent. The earliest component of these anti-British sentiments was the French and Indian War. The war gave the colonists their first feeling of any political unity apart from Britain. Since it was the first war where the British…

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    Their first step was to create the Articles Of Confederation, which stated that the state and federal governments had no authority to tax citizens. This lead to having no concept of government and soon enough the ideas that made up the Articles of the Confederation ended up turning the founders ' dream of a functioning government into a nightmare. The founders realized that they would need a stronger, centralized government and for that reason, they created the Constitution. Many ideas were…

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    rule over the colonies was the better of the two options, as many others did, too. Although some Americans had doubts when it came to the unification of the colonies, many supported unification and believed that it was essential. Some Americans believed that the only way to achieve unity was through force. Richard Henry Lee, a Patriot, stated that the colonies were “most firmly united” and would use force, if necessary, to defend their liberty and remain separated from England (Doc. C). Since…

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    learned farming and surveying. He was a natural leader and was appointed a field marshal in the colonial militia by the time he was 21, taking part in the first battle of the French and Indian War. In the French and Indian War, he made his way up the ranks. During this conflict, he made himself very successful, developing into the obvious choice for commander in chief when the Revolutionary War began later. He distinguished himself during the war, having clever thoughts and unique ways to defeat…

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    The Stamp Act was a very dangerous situation between the colonies and the British government.The Stamp Act was the first act that was placed and the colonist was very angry because of how much money they were losing from this. The Stamp Act was an imposed tax on printed documents like newspapers, almanacs, licenses and more. “ British officials were soon collecting more than ten times, as much annual revenue from America as before 1763.” (Pg 111). The quote has the meaning that the British were…

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