American Revolution #7-12

American Revolution #7-12
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  • Push for Independence
  • What do you think Jefferson?
  • Freedom!
  • I want Great Britain!
  • Equality!
  • Declaration of Independence
  • New York to New Jersey
  • The Congress began to push for independence and a new nation. Their support came from Thomas Paine’s pamphlet, “Common Sense”, and Henry Lee’s proclamation, “The Virginia Resolution”.
  • Battle of Saratoga
  • Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, which stated their reasons for separation and mentioned all Britain’s wrongdoings. The war changed from a fight for fair treatment, to a fight for a new nation.
  • The Alliances
  • The British came to attack New York, but were met by Washington’s troops; however the Colonists were highly outnumbered and fled to Trenton, New Jersey.
  • Valley Forge
  • The Colonists attacked and captured Fort Saratoga and Ticonderoga. This was a major turning point in the war and destroyed the British hopes of and easy victory.
  • The Colonists gained the help of France, the Netherlands, and Spain. They were sent supplies, arms, and money and a French general even helped train Washington’s troops.
  • Valley Forge was a camp for the colonists’ armies with horrible conditions. The men lacked the needed skill, but the Continental Army was strengthened here giving them a fore-front in the war.
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