american revolution

american revolution

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  • The First continental congress
  • What should we do?
  • Battle of Concord
  • Declaration of independence
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • Held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates debated on what they should do to become independent from Britain. As a result of this, boycotts still continued, but militias began preparing themselves. The delegates created a list of rights to send to the king, and if he doesn't agree they will meet again in a year.
  • The Battle of Concord follows the battle of Lexington. British troops set fire to buildings, and results in a total of 250 casualties. After the battle, the second continental congress is held, and sign the Olive branch petition. Meaning the colonists wanted to make a final peace attempt with Britain. The king rejected the petition, so war began.
  • While at war, delegates from the Continental Congress signed the declaration of independence stating that the 13 colonies ruled by Britain were now independent states and ruled themselves. Many believed that the declaration did not include women, and enslaved African Americans.
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