The American Revolution

The American Revolution

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  • The Declaration of Independence: July 4,1776
  • The Boston Tea Party: December 16, 1773
  • The Battle of York Town: September 28,1781 - October 19,1781
  • The Decaration of Independence is a document stating that America was seceding from Great Britain. It was signed on July 4,1776 and was signed by various members. The document was signed by Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Robert R. Livingston, and Rodger Sherman. John Hancock signed his name the largest on the document.
  • Constitution: Signed September 17,1787
  • Before the Declaration of Independence was singed, multiple events happened like the Boston Tea Party. Tea chests were shipped in stout boxes and were stored on ships and at this time, the colonists weren't please with the taxation without representation act. In result, the colonists dressed up as Native Americans and dumped 342 tea chests into Boston Harbor.
  • George Washington: Commander in Chief
  • The Battle of Yorktown was one of the last major battle of the Revolution. General Cornwallis, the British general, was in charge of the 9000 British troops, were in Yorktown, Virginia and were taken by surprise on the way the Americans attacked them. Nathaniel Greene, one of the American generals, worked with France, and made the Franco-American Army. This army was made up of more than 17000 troops and outnumbered the British by a lot.
  • Thomas Jefferson:  April 13, 1743 - July 4, 1826
  • The constitution was made 4 years after the American Revolution. Representatives from the 13 states were at the Constitutional Convention. This document established federal government and is one of the most admired documents in the world. James Madison is one of the main authors who wrote the Constitution
  • George Washington was the Commander and Chief of the American army. He was married to Martha Washington and lived at his house Mount Vernon which is in Virginia. George Washington was the first ever president of the United States of America and his term was from 1789-1796. George Washington died on December 14, 1799 at the age of 67.
  • Thomas Jefferson is the author of the Declaration of Independence and was elected president in 1800 and served as president from 1801-1809. Jefferson lived in his Virginia Plantation in his magnificent house Monticello which he designed. He advocated for the Bill of Rights and how long a president can serve for. He was the third U.S presidents and he helped found University of Virginia. Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826.
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