Declaration of Rights and Grievances of the ColonistAttributed to major declaration idea; No taxation w/o repFirst Contiental Congress1774Formed in response to Intolerable/Coercive actsComprised of delegates from 12 of the coloniesThey agreed to impose a limited boycott on british if they refused to pull the intolerable actsThe goal was that the boycott on British goods would hurt the British enough for them to pull the actsA major step in unifying the colonies,Declaration of IndependenceJuly 4, 1776Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, but there were other delegates their from the other coloniesCaused by the poor treatment of the colonists at the hands of the BritishExplained all grievances against British Empire and explained that they no longer would be apart of the British empire and would break away from the mother country and act on their own.The colonists ended up fighting the British in the Revolutionary War, which they won andthey gained their independenceThis revolution inspired the revolution in places such as France
Battle of SaratogaFought in the fall of 1777Most crucial victory in A.RBritish troops surrendered their armsBoosted morale of american soldiersTurning point in war b/c it convinced French to give colonist aidWith the French’s aid, the colonist got a navy, weapons, and more skilled, trained soldiers, improved Washington’s Contiental ArmyArticles of Confederationratified in 1781Only one branch, legislative
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