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The Stamp Act By: Travis Adams October 1765

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Where: This event occurred in New York. Who: The Sons of Liberty was a group of Colonists who organized protests against the British Government. One of the members was Samuel Adams. Who And Where

How: People got tired of paying the Stamp Tax. when they bought a newspaper, or a pamphlet, or even to sign a legal document. Why: When they bought a newspaper, or a pamphlet, or even to sign a legal document they had to pay the stamp tax. Then a man named Patrick Henry spoke to the assembly. He said anyone who paid the stamp tax was an enemy of Virginia. Another burgess accused Henry of treason. How And Why

The Townshend Act : 

The Townshend Act April 1767 By: Alisha Burnett

The event occurred in Boston, Massachusetts. The people and group who were involved in it were: The Governor Charles Townshend, a man called Mercy Otis Warren and a group called Daughters of Liberty. Where and Who

The Townsend Act happened when people did not want to pay their taxes. They had to pay their taxes for tea, paper, glass, lead and paint to Great Britain. The people from Boston boycotted the products shipped over by the British. The Daughters of Liberty wrote an article on it too. How and Why

The Boston Massacre : 

The Boston Massacre The Boston Massacre took place on March 5,1770. By Daniel Grim

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Where it happened and Who was involved. This is a list of people involved with this massacre. Crispus Attucks, British Soldiers, A group of teens, A group of Boston citizens. The Boston Massacre took place in Boston Massachusetts. On the streets of Boston outside a court house. Where it happened

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How and Why This Event Occurred. How and Why it Happened - A group of colonists were calling a guard names and a group of teenagers were pelting him with snowballs. Then in the confusion British Soldiers shot 5 men and they were called the first tragedies of the American Revolutionary War. It is reported that Crispus Attucks, a former slave, shouted “The way to get rid of these soldiers is to attack the main guard.” Then a group of British soldiers shot and killed 5 men including Attucks.

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Boston Tea Party By Josh Conover December 16, 1773

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The TEA PARTY! Samuel Adams, his cousin, and 7,000 Bostonians were involved. The event took place in Boston Massachusetts in the Boston Harbor.

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THE TEA PARTY The Bostonians dressed up like Mohawk Indians to dump the tea. They did this because they were tired of paying taxes and the British wanted them to unload the tea.

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THE EVENT OCCURRED IN EARLY 1774. Intolerable Acts By: Angela Nicikowski

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WHERE: Boston, Massachusetts WHO: King George III British Parliament The people of Boston WHO WHERE and

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HOW AND WHY? Because of the Tea Party, King George III and Parliament decided to punish the people of Boston. The passed the following laws. The Port of Boston was closed Town meetings were banned They were ordered to house and feed British soldiers The Colonists called these laws the Intolerable Acts

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September 5, 1774 The First Continental Congress By: Ally Gilmore

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The First Continental Congress was held at Carpenters Hall in Pennsylvania. Delegates from every colony, except Georgia went.

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It was held because the colonist thought the intolerable acts were unfair and illegal. They formed a document to send to King George II requesting that they be able to make their own laws without having approval from the British. They also voted that Americans wouldn’t drink tea until the British would stop taxing it.

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By:Kelly Schadt April 18, 1775

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Paul Revere rode from Charleston to Lexington to Concord Paul Revere, William Dawes, Samuel Prescott, The British, and Henry Wadsworth were the people and groups that were involved in this event. who and where

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How and Why Paul Revere wanted to warn every one that the British were coming. Paul Revere did this on a horse.

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Quote Paul Revere’s saying was, “The British are coming! The British are coming.”

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Battle of Lexington, 1775 By: Steven Kerschner

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The two sides involved were the Americans and the British. The battle took place in Lexington, Massachusetts. Battle of Lexington

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The Battle of Lexington The Battle of Lexington started when Paul Revere shouted “The British are coming.” Minutemen galloped from their farms in Lexington awaiting the war.

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The British knew they were out numbered. They only managed to destroy one cannon. After that the minutemen began to fire at the retreating British men. The Battle of Lexington

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YOU'RE INVITED TO THE BATTLE OF CONCORD IN APRIL 18, 1775 BY ANDREW PAXSON

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BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE BRITISH ARMY, THE MILITIA, AND THE MINUTE MEN IN CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS.

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THIS EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BECAUSE, AFTER THE BATTLE AT LEXINGTON, THE BRITISH THEN MARCHED 5 MILES TO CONCORD. KNOWING THEY WERE BADLY OUT NUMBERED, THE 250 MILITIA MEN WAITED FOR ALLIES AS THE RED COATS SEARCHED CONCORD. THEY MANAGED TO DESTROY ONE CANNON AND SOME AMMUNITION. THE WOMENOF CONCORD KEPT THE WEAPONS HIDDEN FROM THE BRITISH. THE MINUTEMEN, AIDED BY THE MILITIAMEN FROM OTHER TOWNS, CAME UPON THE BRITISH SOLDIERS, BLOCKING THE BRIDGE WEST OF CONCORD. MUSKET BALLS WHISTLED THOUGH THE AIR. THE MILITIAMEN WERE ORDERED TO FIRE AT WILL. Click to see what happened next THE COLONIST FORCED THE WEARY BRITISH TO RETREAT.

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By Becky Axtell May 10, 1775 The Fall of Fort Ticonderoga

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Where: A Fort on Lake Champlain Who: The Green Mountain Boys and Ethan Allen against the British

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The Green Mountain Boys crept past the forts light defenses. Allen woke the commander and demanded his surrender. “Come out you old rat,” he shouted. Without any blood shed, Americans had captured British canons and cut British support from Canada. How and Why

THE SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS : 

THE SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS The date is: MAY 3 through June 18 The Year is 1773

Independence Hall, Philadelphia : 

Independence Hall, Philadelphia The delegates of Congress headed by John Hancock met at:

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What Happened at the Meeting Delegates prepared for war George Washington was named commander-in-chief of the new Continental Army A post office was started, so everyone could share news Benjamin Franklin was appointed Postmaster General

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Battle of Bunker Hill By Jeff Kepner The battle started June 17, 1775

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Who Was In The Event And Where It Happened The battle took place in Charlestown, Massachusetts. People Involved: Peter Salem Israel Putnam The British The Colonists.

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How and Why The Event Occurred The battle of Bunker Hill happened because The British drove 1,200 militia to Charleston. The British seemed to have the upper hand in the battle. The British wanted to have the hills surrounding Charleston so they could fire on Boston. The colonists had to run to nearby Bunker Hill.

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Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776 Picture is of John Hancock

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Where it occurred and who was involved It occurred in the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia. The people that were involved were John Adams, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, John Hancock, and Robert Livingston.

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How and Why The United colonies wanted to be free and independent states from Great Britain. They wrote a Declaration of Independence. After the Declaration was debated and approved, it was signed on July 4th, 1776.

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Battle of Trenton By, Stacey Betz December 25, 1776

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Where: Trenton, New Jersey, Who: George Washington and the Continental Army, 1,400 Hessian Troops fighting for the British Where and who

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WHY? George Washington knew the British wouldn’t attack again until spring. HOW? George Washington planned a surprise attack on Christmas Day and the Hessians quickly surrendered!

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The Battle of Saratoga 1777 By: Victoria Eckelberger

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WHAT= Battle of Saratoga WHEN= 1777 WHERE= Canada, heading South toward Albany, New York.

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Who General John Burgoyne, Benedict Arnold, American offensive, British troops, General Henry Clinton, General William Howe

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How and Why John Burgoyne, the British General, decided to capture the Hudson River Valley. This would cut New England from New York. That would be bad for the colonists.. After two months of fighting, the Americans won the battle over the British.

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What’s your important event called? Winter at Valley Forge!!!! Winter at Valley Forge!! Winter 1777 BY: KELSEY KUZNICKI

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GENERAL HOWE AND HIS SOLDIERS, GEORGE WASHINGTON, GENERAL BURGOYNE, AND FRIEDRICK VON STUBEN TOOK CAMP IN VALLEY FORGE PENNSYLVANIA! Who was involved? Oh ok!

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OVER HALF of the troops died of sickness or cold. Some even retreated home. This left Howe and his troops hopeless! Troops before Von Stuben Howe and his soldiers took winter at valley forge at the turning point of the Revolutionary War. There Friedrik Von Stuben (a German soldier from Prussia) helped the troops learn the tactics of war, which helped the soldiers in the upcoming battle. (The troops didn‘t know a thing about war)

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QUOTE BY GEORGE WASHINGTON “YOU MIGHT HAVE TRACKED THE ARMY, BY THE BLOOD OF THEIR FEET UPON THE SNOW!”

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The Final Battle of Fort Vincennes 1779

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The place where this event occurred is in the Ohio River Valley. The people who were involved with this event are the British, and George Roger Clark and his group of men. Who & Where

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How & Why This event started by the British. The British took Fort Vincennes back from George Roger Clark. The Fort originally was the British's fort but Clark captured it. Once Clark was notified, he planned to march with his men to the fort and take it back again. So as Clark planned, him and his men marched to Fort Vincennes in February 1779. When they got to the fort, they yelled and made the British think they had lots of men so the British surrendered.

The Battle of Serapis v. Bonhomme Richard : 

The Battle of Serapis v. Bonhomme Richard It happened in September, 1779 By Jake Gearhart

The Naval battle happened in the North Sea : 

The Naval battle happened in the North Sea The people involved were John Paul Jones, The British Navy , and the American Navy.

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HOW AND WHY IT HAPPENED The American Navy was poorly equipped compared to the British Navy. The Bonhomme Richard faced the British battleship, Serapis. The Serapis was destroying them. When the British asked them if they wanted to surrender, John Paul Jones answered, “I have not yet begun to fight!” The Bonhome Richard sunk, but with the courage of John Paul Jones, the Americans boarded the Serapis. Then in the end it was the British who surrendered and not the Americans.

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By: Tyler Croll March 15, 1781 Battle of Guilford Court House

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The Battle happened in Guilford Court House, North Carolina. The people involved: General Cornwallis for the British General Greene for the Americans 4500 American soldiers 2200 British soldiers. Who and Where

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In March 1781, at Guilford Court House, a Battle happened. Cornwallis continued to fight using the shoulder to shoulder method, despite warnings from his men. This made them easy targets for the Americans to pick off one by one. One-fourth of Cornwallis’s men died in this battle. The British won, however, only because Nathanial Greene and his men retreated. This was the last stand for the British. How and Why

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The Battle of Yorktown October 17, 1981 By: Valerie DeSilva

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Where? The Battle of Yorktown took place in Yorktown which is located in Virginia. Who? The people involved in The Battle of Yorktown include: -General Cornwallis -General Washington -Servant James Armistead -General Lafayette -American soldiers -French soldiers and -British soldiers Below is a picture of General Cornwallis.

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How & Why The Battle of Yorktown started when General Cornwallis asked his servant James Armistead to spy on the Americans, but he didn’t know James was already spying for the Americans. James alerted General Lafayette of Cornwallis’s plans and also gave Cornwallis false information about the Americans. Then Washington tricked Cornwallis into thinking he was going to attack New York. But instead the American and French soldiers surrounded Yorktown and blocked harbors with ships. There were more than 17,000 soldiers. When Cornwallis realized he was outnumbered he surrendered and that was the end of the Revolutionary War. Above is a picture of General Washington.

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Treaty of Paris September 3, 1783 By: Samantha Smith

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Where: Paris, France Who: Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and John Jay

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How and Why? The Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War. The British recognized the USA independence. The land west of the Appalachian Mountains became part of the United States. Florida was returned to Spain, an ally of the Patriots. The USA and the British signed a treaty which now is called the Treaty of Paris.

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