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1 Continental Congress

A political body to represent American interests and challenge British control

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Militia

Group of citizen soldiers

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Who were the political leaders that attended the CC?

Massachussetts-Samuel and John Adams
New York-John Jay
Virginia-Richard Henry Lee, Patrick Henry, GW

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Minutemen

In training session companies-said 'will be ready to fight on minutes notice'

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Sir Thomas Gage

Sent with a thousand British soldiers to around Boston

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Concord

A city about 20 miles northwest of Boston

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What happened at Lexington and Concord?

British-wanted to eliminate supplies
Paul Revere and William Dawes are notified and send for Minutemen
Americans are smaller in numbers and lose
Leads to Ralph Waldo Emerson's 'The Concord Hymn'

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Battle of Bunker Hill

William Prescott-American
Militiamen set up camp at Bunker Hill and British keep attacking it
Americans run out of gunpowder and lose

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Loyalists

Loyal to the king-with the British (some because office holders, lived in isolation, or thought Britain would win
TORIES

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Patriots

Americans fighting for independence