American Revolution

American Revolution

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  • Britain will start taxing you so that you can pay for our wars!!!
  • They can't do this!! They can't tax us from overseas!!
  • The people began to revolt against Britain by not importing any goods from Britain
  • NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION! NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!
  • Violent acts began to break out. In March of 1770, the Boston Massacre occurred. Five civilians were killed in the the streets by British soldiers.
  • The first Continental Congress were meeting, and over time, they appointed George Washington Commander of the Continental Army. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, on July 4, 1776
  • Large number of trained soldiersHuge fleetMore resources1/3 of Colonists are Loyalists
  • British Advantages
  • Colonist Advantages
  • Home soilStrong LeadershipDetermination
  • Early in the war, it was clear that Britain was winning, however, on Christmas, 1776, the Colonists made a surprise attack on Britain and won. The Battle of Saratoga was when the powers switched from Britain to the Colonists. France joined the Colonists and gave supplies
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