Flashcards in The RTR S3 Deck (10):
1 Continental Congress
A political body to represent American interests and challenge British control
Group of citizen soldiers
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
In training session companies-said 'will be ready to fight on minutes notice'
Sir Thomas Gage
Sent with a thousand British soldiers to around Boston
A city about 20 miles northwest of Boston
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'
Battle of Bunker Hill
Militiamen set up camp at Bunker Hill and British keep attacking it
Americans run out of gunpowder and lose
Loyal to the king-with the British (some because office holders, lived in isolation, or thought Britain would win