American Revolution

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    John Locke

    John Locke was an English philosopher and political theorist. John Locke had also trained in medicine. He was significant in the American revolution because of his essay concerning human understanding. This essay influenced the United states founding documents which made a big impact on how the United states decided to govern there people.
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    George and Martha Washington

    George Washington was the first president of the United States and Martha Washington was his wife. George Washington was the commander and chief when they were fighting through the American Revolution. Martha Washington was taking care of her husband and was appointed General of the American Army by the continental congress. Martha Washington was born 06/13/1731-05/22/1801
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    Paul Revere

    Paul Revere was a silversmith and a patriot. He was the son of a french immigrant who had come to America when he was 13. He was a very big part in the American Revolution an he was known as a hero he wrote a poem to warn the colonists that there would be an attack on them.
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    John Adams

    John Adams was the second US president. He was also a leader in the American Revolution. He helped to negotiate the treaty of Paris and was the First vice president. He played a very bigger part in starting Americas government and helping America win the Revolution. John Adams letter to his wife left a behind a good image of what they were expecting America to do once they got the Deceleration of Independence.
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    Benedict Arnold

    Benedict Arnold was known for being a traitor. He told the British Major that he would surrender the West point to the British if they gave him loads of money. This however did not wok out. This is very significant to the American Revolution because if his plan had worked out the American Revolution could have turned out much different. Benedict was born into a very wealthy family he later joined the continental army.
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    Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd U.S president and he and some fellow accomplices wrote the Declaration of independence. According to the website History the text states that he is significant to the American revolution because ¨During the American revolutionary war. Jefferson served in the Virginia legislature and Continental congress and was governor of Virginia.
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    French and Indian war

    The French and Indian war was a war fought between Britain and France. This war was ongoing for 7 years. Eventually France had a terrible defeat. This event really effected the American revolution because without it we may not have gotten victory. This is because the French helped the American defeat Britain because they wanted to see Britain lose. So they offered money, troops and more to the Americans to help them win.
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    Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton was the first secretary of the U.S Treasury. He played a big part in the Revolutionary war. He played a strong role in defending America and fighting once the was was over he became one of the founding fathers.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    According to the website History the text states ¨The proclamation of 1763 was issued by the Britain at the end of the French and Indian war to appease Native Americans by checking the encroachment of European settlers on their land.¨ The proclamation of 1763 lead to the French alliance. The French helped the Americans in the war by providing them with money, troops and more.
  • Quartering act

    Quartering act
    The Quartering act was a law the British passed that said that the colonies were required to let the British soldiers into your house and let them sleep there. This was significant in the American revolution because it was just another thing that made the Americans want to have there own freedom.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre started as a street fight between some colonists and British soldiers. But it quickly escalated into a very bloody slaughter and fighting. This event was very significant to the American revolution because things like the British starting to tax things, fights in streets and more all led up to final fight that would get the American people freedom.
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    Sam Adams

    Sam or Samuel Adams was a founding father of the United states. He is the cousin of John Adams. He was significant to the American Revolution because he is one of the many colonists who protested the British taxation. He is also significant because he helped write the Deceleration of Independence.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston tea party was an act of anger from the American colonists to the British for raising the price of taxes.They threw about 342 chests of tea into the ocean which they had to pay later on. This is significant because the Boston tea party was the first act of rebellion towards the British people which then eventually lead into fighting which is the revolutionary war.
  • Boston Port Act

    Boston Port Act
    The Boston port act was an act by the British Parliament to close the the port of Boston because of the Americans throwing tea into the ocean. They owed the British about 1 million dollars. The British decided to close the port because of this. This is significant in the American Revolution because this made the Americans want to be there own people and have freedom and not get told what to do.
  • The Battle of Lexington and Concord

    The Battle of Lexington and Concord
    The Battle of Lexington and concord was the first war to start of the American Revolution. Hundreds of red coats marched in and started fighting. They then started fighting each other which led into the American revolution.
  • Minutemen

    The minutemen were colonists who were formed to protect there towns in case of an attack. Minutemen were small hand picked man who were meant to form quickly and get to you in less hen a minute hence the name. The minutemen where one of the first to help fight in the American revolution because of there self trained and military tactics. The first minutemen battle was on Lexington and Concord.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was the first formal document that the United States created to assert the people of the United states of Americas right to choose. The Declaration of Independence is significant because the declaration of independence was the first document that started to create Americas government after the war.
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The articles of confederation was the first written constitution. The articles in the confederation stated that the states remained sovereign and independent. The articles of confederation name the United States. They made these articles in the beginning of the American revolution so they could create more of a strong union.
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    French Alliance

    The French were very interested in helping the American people fight for there freedom. They were interested in helping the Americans beat the English because of there defeat during the seven year war. The Americans probably could not have won the Revolutionary war without the French. The French gave them money, troops and many other things that helped them defeat the British. The French alliance was a document signed that said the French would give them help through military loans.
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    The battle of Yorktown was the last major fight against the British. During the battle of Yorktown the British surrendered. Once this war ended it the United States started working on there government. Once they won it started to make other country's start to fight.