worked in the fields and sometimes became house servants after learning English

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worked in the fields and sometimes became house servants after learning English and acquiring some plantation skills. Reference David, S., & George, T. (2015). America: The Essential Learning Edition. Ninth Edition. (9th Ed.). New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. The Revolutionary War The American revolutionary war was fought from the year 1775 to the year 1783. The revolutionary was also referred to as the American War of Independence. The Revolutionary War was as a result of the confrontation between the local militia and British troops at Concord and Lexington on April 19, 1775 (David & George, 2015). During the war, the local militias and state troops supplemented the federal army and the total number of men who served in the war is not known and it is averaged that men between the ages of 16 and 60 may have served during the war. Some of the major issues that led to the war included the attempts by the British government led by King George III, to raise revenue via taxes they collected from the colonies (Dowd, 1993). The attempt was met by heated protests among the several colonists accompanied with their bitterness due to lack of representation in parliament and demanded equal rights compared to other British subjects. In response, a colonial delegates group which included Samuel Adams of Massachusetts, George Washington of Virginia and Patrick Henry of Virginia
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AMERICAN: THE ESSENTIAL LEARNING EDITION 5 among others held a meeting in Philadelphia in September 1774 to stage their grievances against British (David & George, 2015). In the year 1776, the colonies led their delegates in the continental congress to pursue the final step. Richard Henry Lee of Virginia moved “that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states” (David & George, 2015 pg. 138), which led to the adoption of the “Declaration of Independence”. In 1776, Thomas Jefferson drafted a statement of independence that was handed to the Congress known as “Jefferson’s Declaration”. The Jefferson Declaration, was not only important because it marked the growth of a new country but because of the ideas, it presented (Dowd, 1993).
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