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Revolutionary War ABC Book
Transcript of Revolutionary War ABC Book
The American Revolution was a time period where America was fighting for its independence. They were fighting against Britain who controlled them at this time. Many battles took place at this time.
Benjamin Franklin was a man who had many jobs and many different roles in society. He was an inventor, scientist, writer, philosopher, and many others. He also helped draft the Declaration with a committee.
The Continental Army was created by the Second Continental Congress. It was created to defend America from Britain in 1775.
Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence was a document freeing America from Britain. This paper gave independence to America on July 4th, 1776.
England controlled America for a long time. America and England fought against each other in the Revolution. Eventually England lost in many battles.
First Continental Congress
The First Continental Congress was when many colonial leaders gathered to talk about problems. They talked about the situations between England and America.
George Washington was the commander of the continental army. He led the army to many victories. He was Virginian who never gave up on his army.
Patrick Henry was apart of the First Continental Congress who believed that nonviolence was unavoidable. He tried to get Virginians to support the Patriot cause and many agreed with him.
Independence is the freedom from anything that has control over you. America gained independence from Britain in 1776.
Thomas Jefferson played an important role in the Declaration of Independence. He was the person who drafted to document.
King George III
King George III was the King of England at this time during the Revolution. He controlled American and didn't want to break those ties.
Loyalists were people who chose to side with the British. These colonists when against the Americans.
Molly Pitcher was an influential women in the American Revolution. She brought the soldiers pitchers of water when they were fighting.
Navy is battling on the sea with ships. They used very powerful techniques and weapons. This happened many times during the Revolution.
Olive Branch Petition
The delegates of the Second Continental Congress signed this document on July 5, trying to restore harmony . King George refused to read it.
Patriots were those who chose to side with America. They went against the Loyalists of England.
Quotes from the Revolution
“Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands…If particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are and will not hold ourselves bound by Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.”
—Abigail Adams, quoted in Notable American Women
The Redcoats were also known as the British soldiers. They got their name from the bright red coats they wore in battle.
Thomas Paine wrote a pamphlet called "Common Sense". It was a very popular, inexpensive, and opinionated document and had the viewpoints of many people.
The Battle at Saratoga was the turning point in the Revolution. It took place in New York and was the greatest victory for America.
United States of America
The United States of America was a country who wanted its independence. They fought against England for their freedom.
The Winter at Valley Forge was one of the toughest winters the army had ever faced. Many soldiers died due to the terrible conditions.
Women at this time were considered less than men. The Declaration did not address their rights.
The taxes that were put on America by Britain were outrageous. These expensive taxes was what started the Revolution.
The Battle of Yorktown was the last major battle of the Revolution. Eventually, Lord North surrendered.
Huzzah was a term used by many colonists. It was used as an exclamation of joy, applause, appreciation, and many other things.