Guns for General Washington/American Revolution (Important events of the…
Guns for General Washington/American Revolution
Washington's profession was to be a general during the war and was the most important of them all.
George's religion was Christian and attended many churches.
George Washington's wife's name was Martha Washington and she was a caretaker during the American Revolution.
George's mom's name was Mary Ball Washington.
George Washington's dad's name was Augustine Washington who worked as a planter and slave holder.
George had nine siblings. Six of those siblings were boys and three were girls.
George was a colonist, because he was in the Patriot army and didn't agree with the king's laws.
Washington was the first U.S. president, where he served two terms from 1789 to 1797
George Washington was born on the date of February 22, 1732 at Pope's Creek and died on the date of December 14, 1799.
During the Revolutionary war, George served as the commander and chief
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The Copyright Act was the first act signed into law by George Washington while he was president.
Only two laws were vetoed by Washington while he was president.
Colonial Virginia is the place where George was raised.
George and his army actually lost more battles than than they won
George didn't have any children, but Martha, a widow, had two.
Washington even served as a British soldier and fought against the French in Ohio, but lost
George was the only president to have a unanimous election.
In George's early, adult years, he worked as a surveyor.
George Washington was the only U.S. president who never lived in the White House.
George Washington never had a middle name.
Causes of The Revolution
Great Britain imposed strict control over trade.
Great Britain taxed the colonies to pay for the French and Indian War.
Great Britain forced the colonies to trade with them and them only, so they could get all of the money and colonists pretty much had no choice, but to trade with them.
Colonists had to obey British laws, enforced by governors.
Colonial governors were appointed by the king or by the propioter and had no say.
A colonial legislature made laws for each colony, but was monitored by the colonial governor.
Important events of the Revolution
Boston Massacre was where the Patriots bothered the British soldiers to a point that the British shot and killed the Patriots, but the Patriots had started it by throwing rocks and snowballs at the British first.
The Boston Tea Party was where a group of Patriots, also known as The Sons of Liberty, led by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams, and they dumped a bunch of tea to show that they protest tea taxes.
The First Continental Congress was when colonial leaders came together to decide and converse about what to do with Britain.
First Shot Heard 'Round the World was the first shot fired in the Revolutionary War. Nobody truly knows, though, what side or who fired it.
The Ride of Paul Revere was when Paul warned the colonists that the British were coming after hearing about the plan, made by General Gage, to get the stockpile of guns that the Patriots had.
The Battle of Lexington was not a big battle at all. Only one soldier was wounded on the British army when they won against the Patriots and after this they went to concord.
The Battle of Concord was when the British tried to get the Patriot's stash of weapons and The Shot Heard 'Round the World happened here.
The Second Continental Congress was the 2nd meeting of the colonies. This was also where they did the first attempt of Republican government for the colonies, even though they still weren't quite unified.
Advantages of The Patrriots
The colonists were defending their own land and the British were only defending their king, so the Colonists had more to fight for and they really wanted to keep and protect their own land and homes.
The colonists were defending their beliefs which were things like freedom, liberty, and independence and they just wanted to keep their own land and be free of all of the British soldiers.
The colonists were defending their own principles like not being bossed around by the king and not being bothered by the British soldiers.
France helped the colonists by sending money, supplies, and military aid which helped the coloinies fight, aford improved supplies, and just get new and more supplies in general.
The colonists also had strong leadership. Paul Revere, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington are all people who contributed in this leadership.
Treaty of Paris
America was completely recognized as a free, independent country.
Britain agrees to move all of the British troops from the colonies and that was great news for the Patriots.
It set new territory boundaries for the U.S., so the colonists actually got a little bit more land and freedom.
America agreed to pay all of the taxes from the French and Indian War.
America won't punish loyalists in the colonies for living there or anything like that.