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The Battles at Lexington and Concord
Breed's and Bunker Hill
Signing of The Declaration of Independence
British general, Thomas Gage, had ordered his British officers to confiscate minutemen's weapons and ammunition which was being stored in Concord, MA. The Sons of Liberty found out of this plan and had been determined to encounter the British on their way. In Lexington, they meet each other, and in the end, the British move forward to Concord. When the British reach Concord, they found very few resources, and retreated back to Boston.
As the British were coming up on the colonists, the minutemen had nothing better to do than to hold both Breed's and Bunker Hill under siege (surround the city). As the colonists were well protected on top of the hills, the British were still determined to take the area. After running out of ammunition, the Breed's and Bunker Hill death toll favored the colonists ,and they got to preserve what was theirs.
In the pamphlet "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine, he states that there will be a written document declaring colonies' independence. From there, Thomas Jefferson, along with John Adams, Ben Franklin, etc, started writing up this document called The Declaration of Independence. The main ideas of this document were all men possess unalienable rights (life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness), the British King is not in direct violation of the colonist's rights (no taxation without representation), and that rulers should protect the rights of their citizens. After approval, the signatures of all the colonists were taken and the document was in place.
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