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Causes of the Revolution
TAXES: England Taxed the colonies to pay off war debt from the French and Indian War.(Stamp act, Townsend act, Sugar act, Tea act, Intolerable acts.)
The colonists could not trade freely, England had strict control over trade.
The colonies had no representation in the parliament.
Quartering Act: British soldiers were living in the colonist´s houses.
Important events of the Revolution
BOSTON MASSACRE: Colonists in Boston were shot because of taunting British soldiers.
BOSTON TEA PARTY: Samuel Adams and Paul Revere led the Sons of Liberty to throw tea in the Boston Harbor to protest against tea taxes.
FIRST CONTINENTAL CONGRESS: A gathering of colonial leaders trying to decide what to do about Britain.
SHOT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD: The shot was the first shot of the REVOLUTIONARY WAR. No one knows who shot it.
PAUL REVERE´S RIDE: Paul Revere rode through the night and yelled the BRITISH WERE COMING!!!
BATTLE OF LEXINGTON AND CONCORD: Battle between the British and Patriots- The British won with only one wounded
SECOND CONTINENTAL ARMY: First attempt at republican government for the 13 colonies.
Advantages of the Patriots
They had the advantage of the french helping them.
The French supplied them with food, water, and clothing.
They had strong leadership like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
The Americans also had the advantage of knowing the land.
The Americans knew the land and where they were going.
General George Washington
Born in February 11, 1731
Died in December 14, 1799
George Washington was a surveyor before he was the General of the Continental Army. A surveyor is a person who maps and inspects the land. He was a cartographer.
When Washington was 20 his older brother died. That is when he inherited his family´s home. Then he became a major in the militia. He got promoted to colonel.
In 1758 George left the militia and went home. He got married to Martha. After that, he was elected to the House of Burgesses.
The British had lost the French and Indian War so they had to pay off a lot of war debt. They paid it off hy making people pay more taxes than usual.
General Washington is related to the Revolutionary War because he was in control of the colonists.
George Washington was elected president
on April 30, 1789.
Some of his favorite foods were peanut soup, Sweet potatoes mashed with coconut, and string beans with mushrooms.
George Washington owned 3 dogs that were named Truelove, Tartar , and Sweet Lips.
When George was 57 years old he had all of his teeth pulled.
HIs wife had 2 children before they were married. Their names were Jacky and Patsy.
George Washington chose the Patriot side because he had fought for them before and now he needed to do what was right.
Martha Curtis Washington was his wife that died on May 22, 1802
General Washington was the only president elected unanimously.
George Washington did not have a middle name .
George Washington earned the highest military rank ever. No one can have a higher rank then him.
Throughout his life, Washington was very sick. Some examples of his sickness were carbuncle, smallpox, dysentery, etc.
At Washington's first inauguration he had one ttoth left in his mouth.
General Washington was the only president that went into battle while serving as the president.
George Washington owned his own whiskey market. He sold over 12,000 gallons a year.
Treaty of Paris
Britain said they would remove all of the troops from the 13 colonies.
America is a free colony and it has its own independent nation.
They had new territories and boundaries in the U.S.
America agrees to pay every bit of taxes and war debt.
Americans agree to not punish Loyalists in any of the colonies.