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Guns for General Washington/American Revolution
Causes of the Revolution
Economic Relationships - Britain had imposed strict rules
over trade, Britain also placed many taxes on the colonies after the French and Indian War.
Political Relationships - The colonists had to obey British laws that were enforced by governors and they weren't very happy about that.
The colonies also didn't like that they had no representation in Parliament.
Great Britain wanted complete control over colonial legislatures and this infuriated the colonists.
After the French and Indian War, British Parliament imposed the Proclamation Line of 1763, stating that the colonists could not pass a certain boundary to the west. This made the colonists very mad because the colonists believed that they won that land and they had the right to be on that land.
Important Events of the Revolution
Boston Massacre - Colonists in the streets of Boston were shot after taunting British soldiers.
Boston Tea Party - Samuel Adams and Paul Revere led the Sons of Liberty in throwing British tea into the Boston Harbor.
First Continental Congress - A gathering of colonial leaders trying to decide what to do about Britain.
The Ride of Paul Revere - When the Patriots got word of General Gage's plan to go to Lexington to find the colonial leaders and the arsenal full of weapons, Paul Revere and William Dawes set out to warn the local militias that the British were coming.
Battle of Lexington - This was a small skirmish in which the British won with only one gunshot wound and continued to march onto Concord.
Battle of Concord - After Lexington an army of about 1,000 men followed the British all the way to their camp in Boston, while shooting at them.
Second Continental Congress - The second meeting of colonial leaders. This was the first attempt at a republican government for the colonies.
Advantages of the Patriots
The colonists were defending their own land. This made them fight harder for what was theirs. If they lost their land then they would lose everything. They also knew the land better than anyone, so they had a huge advantage.
The Patriots were also defending their own beliefs and morals, which gave them a real reason to fight.
The Patriots had great aid from France and many other countries. France helped us by giving us supplies, a navy, and a huge army.
The Patriots also had really strong leadership. They were being led by smart, brave, and passionate men. This was certainly an advantage.
Samuel Adams was a failed brewer
and a newspaper printer.
He was born in 1722 and died in 1803
He represented Massachusetts in the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1778.
He was a key leader in the group of rebels known as the
Sons of Liberty.
He was one of the Patriots who began the Tea Act, which
led to the Boston Tea Party.
Samuel Adams was the son of a Boston merchant and maltier.
He graduated from Harvard in 1740
Samuel Adams constantly wrote political documents during the uprising of the Revolutionary War. The documents would encourage many people to support the Patriot cause and not the British government.
Samuel Adams actually served as John Hancock's lieutenant governor from 1789 to 1793. He took over as governor after Hancock's death.
He later retired in 1797.
He was reelected governor three times.
Samuel Adams also helped organize the Stamp Act.
He was the second cousin of lawyer, and important role in the American Revolution, John Adams
Samuel Adams signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
Samuel Adams was a legislature of Massachusetts from 1765 to 1774.
Samuel Adams died in his hometown of Boston on October 2,1803.
Samuel Adams was a Democratic-Republican.
Sam Adams strongly opposed and loathed the taxes that Great Britain placed on the colonies.
Sam Adams was the founder of Boston's Committee of Correspondence.
For these facts I used Biography.com and History.com.
Treaty of Paris
The first request was that Britain remove ALL of it's troops from the colonies, now known as America.
It also stated that America was recognized as a free and independent country.
The Treaty of Paris gave new boundaries and territories to the United States of America.
America agreed to pay all of the existing war debts, as therir tribute to the Treaty.
America also agreed not to punish or discriminate the remaining Loyalists in the United States.