Revolutionary War - Still debate between American colonist on whether Americans can do it on their own or if following the British is the best method 1

Revolutionary War - Still debate between American colonist...

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Still debate between American colonist on whether Americans can do it on their own or if following the British is the best method 1) The Outbreak of War a) Lexington & Concord i) April 19, 1775 ii) British Soldiers find out about colonists preparing to protest iii) Leave Boston toward Concord, American militia ambush them iv) First violent resistance b) Bunker Hill i) June 17, 1775 ii) Attack American Militia men and attempt to remove American soldiers to free Boston from the Siege iii) Actually produces support for the American Independence movement 2) Declaring Independence a) Loyalism & the Olive Branch Petition (1775) i) It’s going to need full colony participation- ii) Second Congress convenes (even GA comes)- May 1775 iii) Agrees to form a continental army iv) Georgia Washington- experienced, southerner v) Failed Canadian invasion tempers people’s enthusiasm vi) re-affirms loyalty to the crown b) Thomas Paine’s Common Sense i) Written in 1776 ii) Distills everything into accessible language to the masses c) The Declaration of Independence i) Issued by Second Continental Congress- July 4th 1776 ii) Similar argument as TP put in Common Sense 3) Securing Independence a) Military Strategies i) American (1)Taking on the most powerful military force on Earth (2)U.S- Merchants, farmers (3)Desire/Drive to fight (4)Keep an army in the field- continue to fight, continue to hope for political independence (Outlast British

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