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
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