John Hancock/Guns for General Washington/American Revolution (Advantages…
John Hancock/Guns for General Washington/American Revolution
John Hancock was born on January 23, 1737. Google.com
He had 7 siblings, 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Geni.com
He married Dorothy Quincy in 1775. Geni.com
John Hancock died on October 8, 1793.
John Hancock's religion was congregationalist. FreeRepublic.com
John Hancock is probably one of the most famous signers of the Declaration of Independence. His signature is the biggest out of all 56 men who signed the document. Reference.com
John Hancock was a Patriot.
He was a Patriot because he disliked the idea of taxation without representation. He also hated how King George ||| always repealed the taxes but then turned right around and taxed them again. He hated the acts and taxes and the soldiers in his town. FreeRepublic.com
Advantages of the Patriots
The colonists were defending their own beliefs.
The colonists were defending their own principles.
The colonists were defending their own land.
The colonists had strong leaders. (George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin)
America was able to secure help from France and other countries (which meant more supplies, more money, and military aid)
Causes Of Revolution
They had no representation in Parliament.
Great Britain imposed strict control over trade.
Proclamation Line of 1763 (The colonists couldn't move westward )
Intolerable Acts (Great Britain closed Boston port.)
The colonists resented the taxes and acts. (Stamp act, Sugar act, Tea act, Quartering act, Townshend acts, Intolerable acts)
Treaty of Paris
Britain agrees to remove ALL of its troops from colonies.
America is officially recognized as a free and independent country.
America agrees to pay all existing war debt.
It sets new boundaries for the U.S.
America will not punish Loyalists in colonies.
Boston Massacre (5 colonists were shot during a heated confrontation)
Boston Tea Party (Colonists dressed up as Mohawks and poured 92,000 pounds of tea into the harbor)
First and Second Continental Congress (meetings between 13 governors deciding what to do about Britain)
Battle of Lexington and Concord (first battle of the American Revolution)
Battle of Saratoga (this American victory convinced the French to join our side)
French joins the Continental Army
Surrender at Yorktown (General Lord Cornwallis ended the war after being surrounded by the Continental army and French navy)
Treaty of Paris (document of agreements that America and Great Britain came to at the end of the war)
Which meant more money, supplies, and men
Signing of the Declaration of Independence