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THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: EVENTS BY NANDINI MAHARAJ
ABOUT ME Nandini Maharaj BA Hons. History (Lady Shri Ram College) . MA Human Rights (Sheffield Hallam University) .Reader, dancer . Rate, review, and recommend!
TOPICS . Massachusetts Resolution First Congress of Philadelphia . The War
MASSACHUSETTS RESOLUTION They colonists gathered in Massachusetts and decided to Disobey the Intolerable Acts. Stop paying taxes Prepare for war. They gave the Slogan "No Taxation Without Representation" .Sept 1774 1st Continental Congress in Phili 12 Delegates (excluding Georgia) met to coordinate the resistance to the intolerable Acts Appeal to George ll to encourage domestic manufacturing, free American trade, reduce tariffs, no tax w/o consent.
FIRST CONTINENTAL CONGRESS . Philadelphia Sept 1774 . 12 Delegates (excluding Georgia) met to coordinate the resistance to the Intolerable Acts They appealed to King George Il to encourage domestic manufacturing, free American trade, reduce tariffs, to not tax the colonies without consent.
FIRST CONTINENTAL CONGRESS The Congress is sometimes called the first government of America'. It was not a call for independence, as not all colonists were pro independence. . Their claims based on ideas of natural rights & freedoms. . The British interpreted these demands as a mutiny and attacked.
THE WAR War Broke out on 19th April 1775 Ralph Waldo Emerson's poem Concord Hymn: the shot heard around the world Between British Soldiers & Massachusetts militiamen at Lexington & Concord. . "The Battle of Lexington & Concord" British Strategy : capture cities, force colonists to surrender Captured Boston, NY, Charleston But colonists didn't surrender. Held on the countryside.
THE WAR Key Battle : at Yorktown (South)- 1781 . Cornwallis vs Washington British surrendered
THE WAR . People who didn't fight Loyalists (colonies who fought with Britain) Slaves (oyalty to Britain could mean freedom, as Britain had abolished slavery in 1843 in its entire Empire.) Quakers (pacifists) Native Americans were mostly neutral Soldiers morale & rations were often low. . Only some women like Deborah Sampson fought, dressed as a man