Flashcards in unit 4a Deck (30):
What event occurred on April 19, 1775?
The battles of Lexington and Concord
What event occurred on July 4, 1776?
Declaration of Independence is adopted
What event occurred on October 19, 1781?
Americans win the war, and the fighting ends at the Battle of Yorktown
What event occurred on September 3, 1783?
England signs the Treaty of Paris of 1783
How were the patriot Minutemen able to claim a victory against the British on April 16, 1775?
They ambushed the redcoats while hiding behind trees, shrubs and rocks and fired from behind.
Who captured fort Ticonderoga for the Americans?
Benedict Arnold, Ethan Allen, and the Green Mountain Boys
What two major decisions were made at the second continental congress?
1.) created a continental army with 17,000 men
2.) chose George Washington as Commander-in-Chief
Why did the patriots consider the Battle of Bunker Hill a victory if they lost the hill?
Britain suffered more casualties than the patriots
How did King George lll react to the Olive Branch Petetion?
He ignored it, called the colonists rebels, and intend sends 30,000 German soldiers to the colonies
What was Thomas Paine trying to convince Americans to do in his pamphlet "Common Sense"?
To break loyalty to King George lll
Who is the commander of the British army who will be returning to America with 30,000 soldiers, 10,000 sailors, and 300 supply ships ready for war?
General William Howe
In what city is George Washington waiting to fight the British in July of 1776?
New York City
Who was the author of the Declaration of Independence?
On what date was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
July 4, 1776
Where was the Declaration of Independence signed and adopted?
Who was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence?
What did it mean to sign your name on the
E Declaration of Independence?
You were agreeing to it
What style of writing was the Declaration of Independence? Why?
Persuasive, because it needed to convince loyalists to become patriots to join the revolution, and needed to be a good explanation to the world as to why they were committing treason
Did the Americans feel they owed an explanation for fighting the revolutionary war? Explain.
Yes, they felt this was because treason was an offense worthy of hanging and they wee fighting the most powerful army in the world.
What three groups of people were left out of the Declaration of Independence?
2.) Non-Whites (mostly African-Americans)
3.) Poor white men
Statements accepted as reality
To be treated the same
Cannot be taken away
Moral or legal claims
Freedom from harm