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Ch. 6 The Declaration of Independence
Transcript of Ch. 6 The Declaration of Independence
Turning Point: Lexington and Concord American Revolutionary War Begins! Declaring Independence ________________: Petition to PERSUADE King George III tensions-petition-war-DECLARATION-breakaway Ch. 6 The Declaration of Independence Ch. 6: The Declaration of Independence Explain and Analyze the colonists choice between
WAR and PEACE .
Patriots vs. Loyalists death of __________
destruction of ______
- still colonies w/ ___
+ still _______
-/+ still ______
-not part of _________
Challenges of forging an identity resentment and _______
limiting Colonial ________
Magna Carta/English Bill of Rights
Intolerable (Coercive) Acts
NOT FREE!!! CHOOSE!!!! War or Peace? Congress: Continental Army
Battle of Bunker Hill (aka Breed Hill): June 1775
Continental Army fought __________
Olive Branch Petition (July 1775)
Thomas Paine's COMMON SENSE
Siege of Boston
Fort Ticonderoga: Seized for its __________
British abandon Boston (March 1776):
Gen. Howe _________
British Soldiers and Loyalists _________ Thomas Jefferson: 1st Draft __________
2nd Continental Congress: Revised and Approved! Beliefs: Natural Rights: All people are born _______________
Based on ________________ 2nd Treatise Concerning Civil Government "The King's Crimes": ____________________
Grievances and Demands "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that are among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." What about Slavery? ... the debate over slavery JULY 4, 1776
Pledged and Signed