American Revolution part 2

American Revolution part 2

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  • Troops shot and killed five men in an incident known as the Boston Massacre.
  • BANG!!
  • in 1773, a group of rebellious Bostonians called the Sons of Liberty, dumped hundreds of crates of tea into the harbor to protest the tax. This act is known as the Boston Tea Party.
  • At dawn on April 19, British troops confronted about 75 colonial militiamen in Lexington. Shots rang out, and the American Revolution began.
  • BANG!!!
  • BANG!!!
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  • The Second Continental Congress assigned George Washington as the commanding general of the army in June 1775.
  • In 1776, a committee full of well educated leaders such as, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, formed to write a document declaring the colonies independence of Britain. On July 4 1776, The Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence.
  • Lets call it, The Declaration of Independence
  • In September 1781 the French and American armies surrounded the British army under Lord Cornwallis in Yorktown, Virginia. After several weeks, Cornwallis grew tired of waiting for the British reinforcements. Lord Cornwallis and his troops surrendered to General Washington on October 19, 1781. The American colonists had won their independence from Great Britain.
  • Lets just surrender..
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