American Revolution/Guns for General Washington (Importan events in the…
American Revolution/Guns for General Washington
Causes of the Revolution
TAXES: England taxed the colonists to pay off war debt from the Frech and Indians war (Tea act, Stamp Act, Townshend acts, sugar act, intolerable act)
The colonists could not trade freely
Quartering act: They had to pay for British soldiers to sleep i their house.
The british govnor had control over the colonies
The colonies had no representation in Parlament.
The colonists had to obey British law wich were enforced by the governor
Importan events in the Revolution
Lexington and Concord: One of the First battles in the war. The first shot was fired there.
Boston Tea Party: The Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians snuck into Boston Harbor and dumped tea into the harbor in protest to the tea taxes.
French and Indian war: War between the colonists and Britain against the French and Indians
Proclamation of 1776: A document stating that a border was made for the colonists not to go into the new land.
The Boston Massacre: Five colonists were shot and killed.
1st Continental Congress: Meeting between the delagates from each colony exept Georgia.
Battle of Saratoga: Battle that the patriots won and got the help of France.
Declaration of Independence: Signing of the Declaration of Independence. Was a letter to the king stating all of the things the colonists wanted.
Surrender at Yorktown: Last battle of the war. The Americans and the French had surrounded the British and with the help of the French navy won the war.
Treaty of Paris:Stated that The U.S was an official country and that they no longer were apart of Great Britian
Paul Reveres midnight ride: Famous ride to warm patriot leaders.
Advantages of the Partiots
The colonists were defending their own principles.
The colonists succured help from France inculding: Money, Supplies, and millitary.
The colonists were defending their beliefs.
They had strong leadership( Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Sam Adams.
The colonists were defending their own land.
Guns for General Washington person
He had nine siybings. His father was a shipmaster. He deserted them. Mother was Mary Cambell. They had money problems.
Henry Know was born to William Knox and Mary Cambell. He was the seventh of ten children. He was a Colonial in Washington's army. After the war, he was the first Secretary of war in the Congress. His spouse was Lucy Flucker.
He was the Colonial of amuntition.
Birth Date: July 25,1750. Death Date: October 25,1806
He was on the American side in the war. He chose it because he knew he could get into the army.
He was part of the battle of Long Island