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The American Revolution ABC's Project

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Transcript of The American Revolution ABC's Project

The American Revolution People
and
Events ABC's
By Lola, Ellie and Dexter
A, B, and C
A is for Adams. John Adams. John was at the First and the Second Continental Congress and voted for independence from England. He also voted for independence from England.
D, E, and F
G, H, and I
B is for the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party occurred when the British raised the taxes. The colonists rebelled by throwing the tea into the sea, dressed up as Native Americans.
J,K, and L
J is for Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson was elected Continental Congress in Virginia. He also wrote the Declaration of Independence.
R, S, and T
R is for Paul Revere. He was a hero of the American Revolution. He is famous for his famous midnight ride, warning the colony that the British attacks were coming.
C is for Colonists. They fought against the Britain by joining together for independence. They won, which changed America greatly.
D is for the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence was made by the colonists to ask for freedom among the British. It was created on July 4, 1776.
E is for England. England had many bills because of their war with France. They also became very upset when the British passed law for tariffs and unjust laws. They led many protests.
S is for Sons of Liberty. The Sons of Liberty were a group who wanted independence from Britain. They had secret meetings and took part in the Boston Tea Party.
T is for Thomas Hutchinson. He was the symbol of loyalty during the pre-Revolutionary period, and he was also one of the most hated people in Boston.
U, V, and W
U is for United States. The Declaration of Independence broke all ties with Britain. The United States of America was born July 4, 1776.
V is for Valley Forge. General George Washington's troops from the Continental Army set up camp in Valley Forge. Most men did not have boots or warm clothing during the hard winter, and they were all very hungry. Over 2000 men died at Valley Forge.
W is for Whigs. Whigs is another word for Patriots that fought against the British Government for independence. They also supported the war against England
X, Y and Z
X is for Xavier Cathedral. Also called the Old Cathedral, This is a cemetery for the many soldiers who died fighting for independence.
Y is for Yorktown. Yorktown was the site of the last battle of the American Revolution. George Washington's troops surrounded the British, causing them to surrender.
Z is for John Peter Zenger. John Peter Zenger was the publisher of the New York Weekly Journal. He criticized the British Governor of New York and got thrown into jail. His lawyer fought for freedom of the press, and Zenger was free. When the bill of rights was added to the constitution, freedom press was included because of Zenger.
F is for Franklin. Benjamin Franklin. He was a colonist and signed many important American documents. He also was one of the most inspiring. He made a little cartoon of a broken snake saying 'JOIN OR DIE'.
G is for George Washington. He was a former British soldier, but the colonists made him their general and leader. He also became president later. He served in many important battles and was the heart of America.
H is for John Hancock. He was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence. He was also the wealthiest man in Boston. He was also a later governor of Massachusetts.
I is for the Indians. The Native Americans/Indians had a huge affect on the American Revolution. They became allies with the colonists or the loyalists.
K is for King George who ruled over Great Britain. He was born in 1660 and died in 1727.

L is for Loyalists who remained loyal to Britain.
M, N, and O
M is Minutemen who were sent out to war. They had to get ready for battle in a minute or less.
N is for Nathan Hale who was the leader of the Continental army. He volunteered to spy on the British and gather information.
O is for Old glory also known as the American flag. The 13 stripes represent the 13 colonies and the 50 stars represent the 50 states.
P and Q
P is for Thomas Paine who was a famous writer. He was friends with Benjamin Franklin. He wrote a book called "Common Sense" that demanded independence from Great Britain.
Q is for The Quartering Act which happened in 1774. It said that colonists had to provide housing for the British troops.
Thank You for Watching!
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