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Events Before the Revolutionary War

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Lincy Reji

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By: Lincy Reji Lexington and Concord The American Revolution to the U.S. Constitution The Articles of Confederation was the first constitution
There were a few weaknesses in the Articles, so they made a new constitution
Some people favored and did not favor the constitution.
The people that agreed with the constitution were called Federalists, the people that did not like the constitution were called Anti- Federalists.
Most of the North were Federalists, when the South had a few disagreements. Articles of Confederation By 1789, everyone agrees with the Constitution. 1789 George Washington has to win this war, and in order to do that, he is going to make the British quit.
Americans attack the Hessians in Trenton on Christmas Eve.
Another attack in early 1777 at Princeton, during the New Year. Surprise Attacks Needs Help from France Since the colonists had nothing that you need in a war, they asked France if they could help them. After the French and Indian War, Great Britain and France were big enemies. The French would only help the colonists if the colonists would show if they were good or not. Battle at Saratoga The battle of Saratoga is like a surprise attack.
A group British soldiers was on a long journey and was extremely tired.
Then a crowd of colonists surrounded the British
Since they were tired, the British surrendered to the colonists. Paul Revere, Samuel Prescott, and William Dawes is on their way to tell everyone that the British are coming to arrest people.
Paul Revere gets captured by the British, but then escapes and walks back to Lexington.
William Dawes gets captured too, but then escapes later.
Samuel Prescott was the only person that made it to Concord. April 19, 1775 The Revolutionary War The colonists did not have anything that is needed for a war.
They did not have an amateur army, government, enough weapons, money, or most importantly, a navy.
Plus the colonists are not able to have any trade with other countries because of mercantilism. Colonists' Struggles Battle of Bunker Hill The Battle of Bunker Hill was not taken place at Bunker Hill, but the hill in front of it called Breed's Hill.
The patriots won that battle because the British lost twice as many soldiers than the colonists. The Declaration of Independence Spring 1776 Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence.
July 2nd was when America was free, but on July 4th, 1776, the king approved the document. The Effect from the battle of Saratoga The colonists proved the French that they could win a battle. Valley Forge This was where Washington's men were able to stay for the winter. George Washington was also able to train the soldiers. Yorktown A British General named Charles Cornwallis stayed in Virginia, and George Washington finds out that he is there. Then Washington was thinking to trap Cornwallis. Surrender When Washington's and the French armies reached Yorktown, Virginia, they captured Charles Cornwallis.
British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered later.
Because of this surrender, the British had a loss of 8,000 soldiers. Finds Peace After the surrender at Yorktown, the Americans and Great Britain made an agreement (without the French) called the Treaty of Paris. Deals Made Some states would just not like the Constitution at all. That was until the Federalists started making deals with the Anti- Federalists.
Deals:
Make Alexander Hamilton vice president
Add the Bill of Rights to the Constitution After 1789 After the Constitution, America is still growing and going through changes. From 1789 to 1816, America goes through the new republic era, when we start with an organized government, and there would be new struggles that the Americans would have to face.
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