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The American Revolution Part 2 - Michelle Lam
Updated: 2/19/2020
The American Revolution Part 2 - Michelle Lam
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  • With the help of couriers Paul Revere and William Dawes, militiamen gathered in Lexington to defend their rights to arms against British troops. After the battle, the British advanced to Concord, where they met reinforcements who shot them as they retreated, resulting in an American victory.
  • Throw down your arms! Ye villains, ye rebels!
  • Thomas Jefferson and the Continental Congress wrote and signed a document, The Declaration of Independence, which announced the American people's rights and ability to choose its own government - free from British control.
  • With France's long-time rivalry with Britain, King Louis XVI secretly aided the rebel forces with gunpowder and weaponry. After an American victory at Saratoga, France consolidated their support with the Treaty of Alliance.
  • The Battle of Yorktown was the last battle of the American Revolutionary War. After being trapped and under siege in Yorktown, British general Cornwallis surrendered to the American army, ending the war.
  • American people were freed from British control and King George III, resulting in the establishment of a new democratic government following the Articles of Confederation, and later on, the US Constitution.
  • Jean-Jacques Dessalines was inspired by the ideas and rights of the American Revolution, which resulted in taking control of Haiti and giving equal rights to all the former slaves and black people.
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