By Allan Morey
By means of the 1760s, such a lot American colonists had turn into uninterested with British rule. They have been bored with the unfair taxes and never with the ability to create their very own legislation, and cries for revolution have been ringing out around the land. because the revolution took carry, Thomas Jefferson drafted a record that officially declared the colonies' independence.
The adoption of the announcement of Independence on July four, 1776, marked a massive turning aspect in US historical past. Over the subsequent 5 years, the colonists may struggle to make their independence a fact.
Explore the historical past of this crucial rfile. song the occasions and turning issues that led the colonies to claim their independence from nice Britain.
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Expand learning beyond the printed book. com. 46 Index Adams, John, 15, 35, 42 Hancock, John, 26–27 Adams, Samuel, 13, 18, 23, 26–27, 32 Henry, Patrick, 23–25, 32 battles: of Bunker Hill, 30–31; of Jefferson, Thomas, 21, 35–37 Concord 26–27; of Lexington 26–27 Boston Massacre, 14–15 Lee, Richard Henry, 34 Boston Tea Party, 16, 18–20 boycotts, 13, 18–19, 23 Paine, Thomas, 32 Pontiac’s War, 7 Circular Letter, 13 Preston, Thomas, 14–15 Coercive Acts, 20–21 Committees of Correspondence, Revere, Paul, 27 16–17 Common Sense, 32–33 Sons of Liberty, 10–11, 18–19 Continental Army, 28–31, 33, 38–42 Stamp Act, 9–11 Continental Congress, First, 22–23, Sugar Act, 8–9 26 Continental Congress, Second, 28–29, 31, 34–37, 40–41 taxes, 4, 8–14, 16, 18, 23, 34 Tea Act, 18–19 Townshend Acts, 12–13 Delaware River, 38–39 trade, 8–13, 16, 18–19, 23, 25, 32, 34, 36 France and the Treaty of Alliance, 40–41 Franklin, Benjamin, 35, 38, 42 Washington, George, 23, 29, 31, 38–39 French and Indian War, 6–7, 29 Gage, Thomas, 26–27 George III (King), 24, 29, 32, 36–37 47 Photo Acknowledgments The images in this book are used with the permission of: © Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France/The Bridgeman Art Library, pp.
29, 1780: The Siege of Charleston begins in South Carolina as British forces hope to capture one of the most important southern cities in the United States. 1779 1780 1781 May 12, 1780: Continental forces defending Charleston surrender to the British. 41 Conclusion CONCLUSION In 1781, after six years of fighting, the British army found itself surrounded at Yorktown, Virginia. After three weeks of fighting, British general Charles Cornwallis realized he had no choice but to surrender. Peace negotiations began the following spring.
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