1.It began as a street brawl between American colonists and a lone British soldier, but quickly escalated to a chaotic, bloody slaughter. 2.a fight broke out between local workers and British soldiers.
The Battle of Yorktown (1781)
1. The British had won the so-called Battle of Bunker Hill 2.Despite their loss, the inexperienced colonial forces inflicted significant casualties against the enemy, and the battle provided them with an important confidence boost.
Shays’ Rebellion (January, 1787)
1. British General John Burgoyne achieved a small, but costly victory over American forces 2. a furious struggle raged around and across a clearing called Freeman’s Farm
The Bill of Rights (1787-1791)
1. the most important battle of the Revolutionary War. 2. Cornwallis did not attend the formal surrender ceremony,
1. farmers who opposed state economic policies causing poverty and property foreclosures 2.farmers in western Massachusetts began to take direct action against debtors’ courts
1. the Bill of Rights is the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution 2.the American states turned immediately to the writing of state constitutions and state bills of rights