APUSH.pdf - 1 Describe how the Americans prepared(mobilized for the war what difficulties did they face The colonists met to discuss their grievances

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Unformatted text preview: 1)​ ​Describe​ ​how​ ​the​ ​Americans​ ​prepared​ ​(mobilized​ ​for​ ​the​ ​war)-​ ​what​ ​difficulties​ ​did​ ​they​ ​face​ ​? ● The​ ​colonists​ ​met​ ​to​ ​discuss​ ​their​ ​grievances.​ ​All​ ​colonies​ ​except​ ​Georgia​ ​sent delegates​ ​to​ ​the​ ​first​ ​Continental​ ​Congress,​ ​which​ ​convened​ ​in​ ​the​ ​late​ ​1774.​ ​The​ ​goals of​ ​the​ ​meeting​ ​were​ ​to​ ​enumerate​ ​American​ ​grievances,​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​a​ ​strategy​ ​strategy for​ ​addressing​ ​those​ ​grievances,​ ​and​ ​to​ ​formulate​ ​a​ ​colonial​ ​position​ ​on​ ​the​ ​proper relationship​ ​between​ ​the​ ​royal​ ​government​ ​and​ ​the​ ​colonial​ ​governments.​ ​The​ ​Congress came​ ​up​ ​with​ ​a​ ​list​ ​of​ ​laws​ ​the​ ​colonists​ ​wanted​ ​to​ ​repeal,​ ​and​ ​agreed​ ​to​ ​boycott​ ​British goods.​ ​They​ ​set​ ​up​ ​a​ ​Continental​ ​Association​ ​to​ ​enforce​ ​the​ ​boycott.​ ​They​ ​intervened with​ ​tax​ ​collecting​ ​and​ ​court​ ​sessions.​ ​They​ ​organized​ ​militias​ ​and​ ​stockpiled​ ​weapons. 2)​ ​What​ ​role​ ​did​ ​Blacks​ ​play​ ​for​ ​either​ ​side?​ ​Include​ ​discussion​ ​of​ ​Lord​ ​Dunmore's​ ​Proclamation ● At​ ​first​ ​black​ ​people​ ​were​ ​not​ ​accepted​ ​to​ ​join​ ​the​ ​military​ ​force.​ ​But​ ​then​ ​they​ ​were allowed​ ​after​ ​so​ ​many​ ​signed​ ​up.​ ​In​ ​Rhode​ ​Island​ ​a​ ​special​ ​black​ ​regiment​ ​was​ ​formed, but​ ​they​ ​weren’t​ ​the​ ​only​ ​separated​ ​ones.​ ​There​ ​were​ ​segregated​ ​militias​ ​for​ ​black people​ ​to​ ​serve​ ​in.​ ​But​ ​once​ ​they​ ​realized​ ​that​ ​this​ ​is​ ​the​ ​perfect​ ​time​ ​to​ ​escape,​ ​soldiers fled​ ​to​ ​the​ ​British​ ​side​ ​for​ ​their​ ​liberty. 3)​ ​Why​ ​was​ ​the​ ​Battle​ ​of​ ​Saratoga​ ​significant​ ​for​ ​the​ ​American​ ​cause? ● The​ ​American​ ​victory​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Battle​ ​of​ ​Saratoga​ ​helped​ ​raise​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​morale​ ​for​ ​the people.​ ​It​ ​also​ ​helped​ ​persuade​ ​the​ ​French​ ​that​ ​American​ ​victory​ ​would​ ​be​ ​possible.​ ​This way​ ​they​ ​didn’t​ ​think​ ​supporting​ ​the​ ​colonists​ ​would​ ​be​ ​a​ ​waste​ ​of​ ​time​ ​and​ ​money.​ ​Soon after​ ​the​ ​Spanish​ ​joined​ ​the​ ​Americans​ ​as​ ​well,​ ​making​ ​the​ ​revolution​ ​a​ ​global​ ​conflict. 4)​ ​What​ ​were​ ​the​ ​stipulations​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Paris​ ​Treaty​ ​? ● American​ ​independence​ ​was​ ​recognized,​ ​and​ ​gained​ ​the​ ​area​ ​between​ ​Canada​ ​and Florida​ ​east​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Mississippi​ ​River.​ ​Americans​ ​could​ ​also​ ​fish​ ​in​ ​waters​ ​off​ ​of​ ​Canada. The​ ​Loyalists​ ​received​ ​back​ ​the​ ​land​ ​they​ ​lost​ ​during​ ​the​ ​rebellion.​ ​This​ ​treaty represented​ ​the​ ​establishment​ ​of​ ​the​ ​first​ ​independent​ ​nation​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Western Hemisphere. ...
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