American Rev

American Rev

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  • Signing of the Declaration of Independence
  • Minutemen
  • Women during the war
  • The members who signed the Declaration were as follows, John Adams, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman. Thomas Jefferson was the main author. The Main ideas were:   All men possess unalienable rights. (Basic rights such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.)  King is indirect violation of colonists rights i.e. taxation with out representation.  "Social contract" - rulers should protect the rights of citizens-look out for their overall best interests.
  • Minutemen- American colonial militia members who were supposed to be ready to fight at a minutes notice.  Minutemen were a hand-packed elite force and were selected from militia muster rolls by their commanding officers. They were chosen for their enthusiasm, reliability and physical strength.
  • Women ran farms and businesses while men served in the army. Some helped by raising money for supplies. Sewing groups to make uniforms. 
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