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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 American Revolution Boston Tea Party Intolerable Acts Battle at Bunker Hill Declaration of Independance On December 16, 1773, a protest was held by the Sons of Liberty as a repeal of Britain taxing tea. Colonists, led by Sam Adams disguised themselves as Indians, boardedships at Boston harbor, and dumped 342 crates of tea into the water. The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17,1775 at Charlestown, Massachusetts and was the first important battleof the American War of Independence. Although it was called the Battle of Bunker Hill, ittook place mostly on Breed's Hill on the Charlestown hills. On July 2, 1776, The Declaration of Independencewas offically declared. It justified ourright to revolt against a government that nolonger guaranteed us our natural rights.It also stated certain idealsthat the colonists believed were important for manto have, such as liberty and equality.Not only did the Declaration of Independencegive us the right to go to war against England to obtain our freedom, but it also listed what the colonists thought was wrong of England to do. The Intolerable Acts were a series of laws passed in 1774 used to punish Boston for the Tea Party. First Continental Congress The First Continental Congress was a meeting in Philadelphiaof delegates from 12 colonies. Olive Branch Petition The Olive Branch Petition was a peace petition where the colonial delegates declared loyalty and asked the king to repeal the Intolerable Acts. Second Continental Congress The Second Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the 13 colonies that started meeting in thesummer of 1775. On the night of April 18, 1775, hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to nearby concord in order to seizeweapons. Paul Revere sounded the alarm, and colonial militiamenbegan preparing for a fight withthe redcoats. These battles, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off theAmerican Revolutionary War. Lexington and Concord Continental Army They were an army established by the Second Continental Congress to fight the British. Common Sense Was an essay written byThomas Paine that urged the colonies to declare Independence.
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