Submit history exam - Short IDs Jedd AmericanRevolution 1 Battle of Bunker Hill(June 1175 in Boston during the American Revolution(Actually on Breeds

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American Revolution 1) Battle of Bunker Hill- (June 1175 ), in Boston during the American Revolution. (Actually on Breeds hill but whatever) The Brits were trying to take a hill for high ground to disrupt Americans around them. Patriots had cannons from Ticonderoga, which caused British to have major causalities. British eventually won but only because Americans ran out of Ammo. Almost defeating Britain while still being a young country was a huge boost of moral around the colonies. 2) British Evacuation of Boston - (march 5, 1776) Gen. Knox brought in Cannons seized in Fort Ticonderoga, which put the British in a bad position. So they agreed to leave Boston, if they weren’t harassed . But if they were they were harassed, they threatened to burn Boston to the ground, forming an uneasy truce. This was the first Patriot victory in Revolutionary war, and resulted in removing around 11,000 British soldiers and loyalist. 3) Continental Army- (June, 1775) the official army of the Colonies created by Second  Continental Congress and led by George Washington. It was formed because the confrontation  with British troops at Lexington and Concord, it was apparent that a more formal organized way  of defending colonies vs. the various militia units loyal to various individuals would be counter  productive in a battle against the "common enemy."  4) Declaration of Independence- Many thought after shay’s rebellion that the articles were too  weak to lead a powerful country. An act of the Second Continental Congress, adopted on July 4,  1776, which declared that the Thirteen Colonies in North America were "Free and Independent  States" and that "all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought  to be totally dissolved." Gave the Federal government way more power, still being used today. 5) Franklin, Benjamin- (1706-1790) Exemplified the spirit of the American Enlightenment (that everything be judged before reason). Established a newspaper, debate club, and  library. Published Poor Man's Almanac. Conducted experiments that demonstrated  lightning is a form of electricity. Best known American in 18th Century America. **American publisher, inventor and statesman from Massachusetts; signed the Declaration  of Independence, traveled to France to ask for French support during the American  Revolution, and helped write the Constitution 6) Lexington & Concord- (April  1775) First battles of the American Revolutionary War.  Tensions had been building for many years between residents of the 13 American colonies  and the British authorities, particularly in Massachusetts. British troops marched from  Boston to Concord in order to seize an arms cache. Paul Revere (and other riders) sounded  the alarm; minutemen met the British troops on their march. A confrontation on the 

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