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Key Terms 9/26:Second continental congressGeorge WashingtonCommon senseAbigail AdamsDeclaration of IndependenceContinental ArmyBenedict ArnoldBattle of YorktownTreaty of Paris (1783)Readings: p. 135-139, 148-149, 150-152American Revolutionary WarLexington and ConcordBritish arrive in Lexington, April 19 1775; wanted to disarm Americans, notengage in battle. First shot fired from brits, lasted 15 minutes. 18 Lexington menkilled or wounded and only 1 British wounded.Allowed for 3 companies of minute men; assemble in Concord. British are thereto search for weapons; but they don’t find anything.b\w British soldiers and American rebels; starts the American Revolution.British attacked by unorganized Americans (guerilla tactics) in Concord.92 killed/wounded Americans and 273 British soldiers.Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation; Nov. 1775 – takes all gunpowder and put it onships where Virginia can get it. He threatens any slaves who have been listeningto this enslavement. He issues this proclamation that states any slaves free that areable to enlist in British army. He doesn’t free any of his slaves, but he is trying toplay on the instability that can be cause by the concept that the colonists are using.Doing this for political means. Ethiopian regiment – first African based militaryunit; 1500 freed slaves they face difficulties. They are given labor tasks for LordDunmore. In 6 months time only 300 remain alive. His proclamation plays on thisinstability. Argument for freedom is a problem for years; in hopes of fighting inthe revolution for British.I.Declaration of Independenceseems like common senseSecond Continental Congress– May 1775; met in Phil. Delegates remainunwilling to support independence, disappointed w/ Parliament. AppointedWashington to ensure colonies’ backing of war and to place military underCongress control.Had to figure out how to raise and supply an army and also reconcile.For the army – need a commander, soldiers, money, and an actual declaration ofwar.

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Professor
sheehan
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History, George Washington, Benedict Arnold, Bunker Hill, Common Sense, American Revolution, United States Declaration of Independence, Continental Army, cont army

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