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<ul><li><p>10/20/2014 </p><p>1 </p><p>The Road to Revolution Declaring Independence </p><p>Second Continental Congress May 10, 1775 in Philadelphia (3 weeks after Lexington </p><p>&amp; Concord </p><p> Declaring independence was a long way off </p><p> Notable attendees: </p><p> John &amp; Samuel Adams </p><p> Patrick Henry &amp; George Washington </p><p> Benjamin Franklin During the Stamp Act crisis, he </p><p> represented the colonies in London </p><p> Helped repeal the Stamp Act </p><p> John Hancock President of the Congress </p><p> Thomas Jefferson Member of Virginia House of Burgesses </p><p>Actions of the Congress Begin to govern the </p><p>colonies </p><p> Set up a post office Franklin in charge </p><p> Established committees as ambassadors </p><p> Create Continental Army to fight British Washington chosen to </p><p>command </p><p> Print money to pay army </p><p>Battle of </p><p>Bunker Hill </p><p> Boston 1775 </p><p> Militia seized Bunker Hill and </p><p>Breeds Hill and fortified </p><p>Breeds Hill </p><p> Actually fought on Breeds </p><p>Hill </p><p> William Prescott, Dont Fire </p><p>until you see the whites of </p><p>their eyes </p><p> Dr. James Warren, member </p><p>of the Sons of Liberty, was </p><p>killed (painting to the left) </p><p> English win battle at huge </p><p>cost (1,000 killed or </p><p>wounded) </p></li><li><p>10/20/2014 </p><p>2 </p><p>Olive Branch Petition Offered one last chance </p><p>to avoid all-out war </p><p> Sent the Olive Branch Petition </p><p> Formal request for peace </p><p> Requested king to protect </p><p>colonists rights </p><p> King rejected the petition </p><p>for peace &amp; sought to </p><p>punish the colonies </p><p> Hired 30,000 German </p><p>mercenary soldiers &amp; sent to </p><p>fight with British called </p><p>Hessians </p><p>Siege of Boston Continental Army surrounded the British in </p><p>Boston </p><p> Washington had artillery </p><p>captured at Fort </p><p>Ticonderoga moved to </p><p>Dorchester Heights </p><p>overlooking Boston </p><p> The Continental Army </p><p>controlled the high ground </p><p>and threatened to bombard </p><p>the City </p><p> British General Howe </p><p>withdrew his troops </p><p>Common Sense Militias form into continental </p><p>regiments </p><p> Common Sense is published </p><p> Written by Thomas Paine </p><p> Pamphlet argues its common </p><p>sense to embrace </p><p>independence from Britain </p><p> April 1776 </p><p> More colonists supported </p><p>independence </p><p> June 1776 </p><p> Richard Henry Lee introduced idea of free and independent states </p><p> Resolution debated in Congress </p><p> Committee formed to write the Declaration </p><p> Committee of 5 Thomas Jefferson was </p><p>main author </p><p>Declaring Independence </p><p>Committee that </p><p>drafted the Declaration </p><p>Benjamin </p><p>Franklin </p><p>Thomas Jefferson </p><p>John Adams </p><p>Robert Livingston Roger Sherman </p><p>The Writing of the Declaration of Independence </p></li><li><p>10/20/2014 </p><p>3 </p><p> July 4, 1776 </p><p> Congress approved and adopted a revised </p><p>Declaration of Independence </p><p> 5 parts </p><p> Preamble = Introduction </p><p> Rights of the People </p><p> List of Grievances (Complaints) </p><p> Efforts to avoid separation </p><p> Independence Declared </p><p>Declaring Independence </p></li></ul>

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