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The American The American Revolution Revolution 1776-1781
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Review April 19, 1775: The American Revolution began with the rolling gun battle known as the Battle of Lexington and Concord. May, 1775: The Second Continental Congress began meeting in Philadelphia.
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Early Events of the War Britain decided to launch full-scale military assault against the patriots Brits capture NYC Washington narrowly escapes New code phrase- “Victory or Death” Washington crosses Delaware River during a winter storm Defeated Brits at Trenton, NJ, and their reinforcements at Princeton.
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Saratoga
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The Major Turning Point Battle of Saratoga- October 17, 1777 Major American victory Encouraged French to: Recognize independent colonies Provide aid Secured the Northern Colonies
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The American World The American World War War The Revolution After Saratoga
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The First American Government On November 15, 1777 Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation as the government of the new United States of America, pending ratification by the individual states. Under the Articles, Congress is the sole authority of the new national government, but most of the power is placed in the hands of the Colonial Legislatures.
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Franklin and Adams in Paris
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Now Enters France February 6, 1778 - American and French representatives sign two treaties in Paris: a Treaty of Amity and Commerce and a Treaty of Alliance. Both countries pledge to fight until American independence is won Also, with neither country concluding any truce with Britain without the other's consent, and guarantee each other's possessions in America against all other powers.
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The Marquis de Lafayette Considered a national hero in both France and the United States for his participation in the American and French
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course AMS 107 taught by Professor Kim during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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