Chapter5_Part_2 - Chapter 5 Part 2 American Revolution Begins Why fight bring back colonial status to before 1763 not independence at first Boston

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Chapter 5 Part 2 American Revolution Begins Why fight – bring back colonial status to before 1763 ( not independence at first) Boston - Breed’s Hill (Bunker Hill) – Patriots perform well but lose Second Continental Congress (May 1775) assumed governance of war effort George Washington (Virginia) made commander Minutemen become Continental army Olive Branch Petition (July 1775) Strengths and Weaknesses Britain - American colonies - War, 1775-1776: First Phase First Phase – New England Washington takes Boston from British March 1776 Colonists divided Patriots – fight for rights of Englishmen (no taxation without representation) and later independence Loyalists – loyal to Britain Neutral Second Continental Congress War effort Supplies Recruit soldiers for Continental Army Pay for war effort
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Continentals Borrow (war bonds, other countries) Declaration of Independence (1776) Articles of Confederation – the first government
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