Ms. Brown's American History Class - David. T

  • Yorktown(political)

    It was named after the acient city York, in Yorkshire,Nothern EnglandFounded for shipping tabacco to Europe. In 1750 had the population of 2000 people.
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    First Continental Congress (political)

    The first Continental Congress met in Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia. Carpentur's Hall is also the seat for the Pennsylvania Congress.The coloniens presented that they were united in a determination to show a combined athority to Great Britain.
  • Lexington and Concord (military)

    Lexington and Concord (military)
    Paul Revere rode to Lexington and alerted Samual Adams and John Hancock. Samuel Adams and John Hancock, two leaders in the Patriot movement, escaped. out of 75 Minute Men(militia who had to be ready to fight at a minutes notice) 8 were killed and 10 injured. While the British soldiers continued on their way to Concord, the people of Concord moved the arms and ammunition to new hiding places in surrounding towns. When the soldiers arrived they were only able to destroy part of the supplies.
  • Second continental Congress (political)

    Second continental Congress (political)
    The delegates of the 13 colonies gathered in Philadelphia to discuss thier nest steps. Several new delegates were present at this meeting including; John Hancock from massachettes, Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, and Benjamin Frankline of Pennsylvania. The second Continental Congress established the militia as the continental Army to represent the thriteen states. Geogre Washington was elected commander of the cotinental army.
  • Olive Branch Petition (political)

    Olive Branch Petition (political)
    With the Olive Branch Petition they made one last attempt to get a peaceful end to the revolution. King Goerge III of England refused the Petition. He believed the Americans to be in rebellion, and believed he could quickly end it with his military force.
  • Patriots (political/key people)

    Patriots (political/key people)
    Shortly after the revolution began those who wanted a free country that was of, by and for the people were referred to as Patriots. Some famous Patriots are George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Paul Revere.
  • Loyalist (political/key people)

    Loyalist (political/key people)
    Shortly after the American Revolution began people who were loyal to King George III were called Loyalists. Some Loyalists didn't fight because they were not dissatisfied. They may have been wealthy or simply believed that Great Britain was justified in its actions. It is estimated that 15-20% of the white population were Loyalist.
  • Declaration of Independence (political)

    Declaration of Independence (political)
    It was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress. It was to become a free country and not be under the british government . Thomas Jefferson made the original copy. July 4 is celebrated every year since it has been approved.
  • France (political/milaitary)

    France (political/milaitary)
    France watched for rebellion in America from the days of the Stamp Act, as a means of avenging the injuries the country had received from Great Britain. France was called upon for assistance in 1776. France showed true involvement on February 6th, 1778
  • Battle of Princetion (political)

    Battle of Princetion (political)
    General George Washington led his troop to a victory over General Lord Cornwallis and the British. The casualties were relatively low with only 40 or so per side. The battle showed European powers that Americans were able to confront the British army. General Washington showed himself as a resourceful leader
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    Valley Forge (miltary)

    It was the site of a milatary Camp.Though several locations were proposed, he selected Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Philadelphia.
  • Saratoga (miliary)

    Saratoga (miliary)
    The British wanted to take control of the Hudson River Valley to cut off New England from the other colonies. The British, under command of Burgoyne would surrender. The surrender had catastrophic consequences. Saratoga proved to be the turning point in the war and key in securing a treaty of alliance with France. France and Spain declared war on Britain and the American effort was galvanized.
  • Treaty of Paris(political)

    Treaty of Paris(political)
    It was signed at the Hotel d'York. It was about Establishing the boundaries between the United States and British North America,It ended the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain on the one hand and the United States of America and its allies on the other.