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on April 10, 1775 what happens... the shot heard 'round the world

"the spark" the battles of Lexington and concord

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what happened on July 4, 1776- it is declared

Americans declared independence, and the Declaration of Independence was adopted

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what happened on October 19, 1781- it is won

Americans win the war, fighting ends at the battle of Yorktown

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what happened on September 3, 1783- it is achieved

England officially accepts and recognizes American independence by signing the Treaty of Paris

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how were the Patriot Minutemen able to claim a victory against the British on April 19, 1775

they chased the British soldiers back to Boston

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who captured Fort Ticonderoga for the Americans

Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen

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what two major decisions were made at the second continental congress

chose George Washington as commander in chief

creates continental army

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how did King George III react to the Olive Branch petition

he declined it and got ready for war with 30000 German soldiers

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what was Thomas Paine trying to convince Americans to do in his pamphlet "common sense"

he was trying to get the Americans to break loyalty to King George III

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who is the commander of the British army who will be returning to America with 30000 solders, 10000 sailors and 300 supply ships ready for war

General William Howe

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in what city is George Washington waiting to fight the British in July of 1776

New York

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who was the author of the Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson

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on what date was the Declaration of Independence adopted

July 4th 1776

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where was the Declaration of Independence signed and adopted

Philadelphia

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who was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence

John Hancock

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what did it mean to sign your name on the Declaration of Independence

it meant that you agree

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did the Americans feel the owed an explanation for fighting the revolutionary war

yes, by committing treason

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what three groups were left out of the Declaration of Independence

women

non-white people (African Americans-mostly slaves)

poor white men

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in this part the Americans explain what they did to make things better with England

efforts of the colonies to avoid separation

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in this part the Americans explain that all people have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

the right of the people to control their government

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in this part the Americans explain that the job of a country's government is to protect the rights of the people

the right of he people to control their government

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this part lists 27 reasons as proof that the Americans are being treated unfairly

the tyrannical acts of the British King

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this part is the introduction

the preamble

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in this part the Americans officially declare themselves the United States of America

the colonies are declared free and independent

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this is the part in which he colonists present "the problem"

the preamble

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this part comes just before the signatures

the colonies are declared free and independent

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this part is a reference to the olive branch petition

efforts of the colonies to avoid separation

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this part proves that the anger of the colonists is directed at King George III

the tyrannical acts of the British King

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this is the part in which the colonists declare that if a government is treating the people badly, the people should get a new government

the right of the people to control their government

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this is the pert designed to grab the attention of the reader

the preamble

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this part is the conclusion

he colonies are declared free and independent

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define truth

statements accepted as reality

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define self-evident

obvious

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define eaqual

to be treated the same

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define endowed

given

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define creator

God

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define unalienable

cannot be taken away

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define right

moral or legal claims

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define life

to exist

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define liberty

freedom from harm

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define pursuit of happiness

to live the way that makes you happy