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Who was the evil British king?

King George III (AKA KGIII)

1

What was Thomas Jefferson chosen to write?
Why?

The Declaration of Independence.
He was a very skilled writer

2

Who sent a letter to KGIII requesting freedom?

Continental Congress

3

Where was Richard Henry Lee from? On June 7, 1776, what did he bring to the Continental Congress

Virginia.
He brought a resolution stating freedom. This was the beginning of the Declaration of Independence.

4

Who was the member of the Declaration Committee from Massachusetts?

John Adams

5

Who was Nathan Hale? What was his famous quote?

He was a Patriot spy, who pretended to be a Dutch schoolteacher in the British army. He was ratted out by his cousin, and hanged for his actions. He was considered a hero to all of the Patriots.
"I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."

6

Who were the Hessians? How do you pronounce "Hessians"?

Professional German soldiers hired By KGIII to help the British in battle.
hes·sian \ˈhe-shən\

7

Who signed the Declaration of Independence? Why was his signature so big?

John Hancock.
So that KGIII could read it without his glasses.

8

What was the Continental Army?

The Patriot army/the rebels/the American army

9

Who was the leader/Commander-in-chief/General of the Continental Army? What major tactic did he use to beat the British?

George Washington.
Guerrilla Warfare

10

Who was Benedict Arnold

A leader for the Patriots originally, who then traded sides and went to the British. As a Patriot, he ultimately started the Battle of Saratoga by blocking British ships from going down the Hudson River.

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Who was General Lord Charles Cornwallis? What battle caused him to surrender?

A British General.
Battle of Yorktown