Battle of Lexington and Concord In April 1775 the first shots of the

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Battle of Lexington and Concord In April 1775, the first shots of the REvolutions were fired at Lexington and Concord, with British regulars and minutemen colliding Seen as the first shots of the revolution, with the Second Continental Congress after and more battles following that Republic A government where power is derived from the people; different from a democracy The United State’s government is based on being a republic, rather than a democracy Second Continental Congress Met in May 1775 with no intent to declare independence and drafted the Olive Branch Petition and measures to raise an army While they didn’t declare independence until a year later, the congress showed that the New England colonies were preparing for war with England Loyalists/Tories Colonists still loyal to and heavily supportive of Britain and the King, who didn’t want independence Many loyalists served in the British army and many loyalists property was confiscated after the war Patriots/Whigs Those who supported independence from Britain and rebellion Patriots weren’t the majority of colonists, but they were the loudest group in the colonies; they were the faction that forced America to succeed from Britain Treaty of Paris of 1783 The treaty that ended the American Revolution, after the British grew wear of fighting It ended the war and gave large parts of territory to America to the west of the mississippi river Battle of Saratoga The turning point of the revolutionary war for the U.S. with Britain hoping to cut the New England colonies off from the rest of the colonies but being forced to surrender The victory at Saratoga convinced France to send aid to the colonists Battle of Yorktown Important battle of the war where the Americans trapped the British between the French and the sea, with no escape It was the most important battle of the war, despite the war continuing for another year
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