How troops felt about Washington and the end of the war
The troops felt strongly about Washington- so strongly that they made him the first president of the U.S.A. As for the war, they were glad that they won and earned their freedom from the British
Steuben did what for the Continental army?
He trained the army to be better
Lexington and Concord-which first?
2nd Continental Congress chose who to be leader of army?
How did the Iroquois react to the end of the American Revolution
Most of them moved to Canada. They were largely ignored in the Treaty of Paris.
A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that claimed the colonies had a right to be an independent nation
Western Boundary of the U.S. according to the Treaty of Paris
The Mississippi River
Why did slaves join the British during the American Revolution?
Because the British offered them freedom.
Who captured British ships off the coast of England?
John Paul Jones
Proclamation of 1763- restriction on colonists
law forbidding English colonists to settle west of the Appalachian Mountains
Winner of French and Indian War
Capture of Fort Sackville at Vincennes by George Rogers Clark, did what?
Gave them control over the land of the Ohio River Valley
Burgoyne surrendered near?
Hudson River Valley-why important to British
The river was central to British strategy of dividing states from other colonies
An American Victory in Virginia that signaled the end of the American Revolution.
Lexington and Concord
the first battle of the American Revolution
Why did France and Spain help the Patriots
They saw that the Patriots were capable of defeating the British
1st battle of the war
Lexington and Concord
Francis Marion's nickname
Author of the Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence- 3 main points
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Victory at Saratoga
Convinced the French and Spanish to help the Americans
United States general and traitor in the American Revolution
Revolution over- what year
Battle of Princeton-surprise attack how?
Attacked Hessians while sleeping
Place where Washington's army spent the winter of 1777-1778
Why objection to taxes after French and Indian war?
Colonists believed it was taxation without representation
Give me liberty or give me death" Supported the thought that violence was the only answer to the British
LIFE, LIBERTY, and the PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS - rights that cannot be taken away by the government