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8th Grade Sections 3.3 Taking Up Arms & 3.4 Declaring Independence

An introduction to a declaration, constitution or other official document.
A Vermont colonial militia led by Ethan Allen that made a surprise attack on Fort Ticonderoga.
A peace petition sent to King George by colonial delegates after the battles of Lexington & Concord. It stated that the colonists would pledge their allegiance to him if he repealed the Intolerable Acts.
A meeting which consisted of delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies. This meeting was held in response to Great Britain enacting the Intolerable Acts. The colonies decided to boycott all British goods and to stop importing all colonial goods to Britain. Also decided all colonies should raise a militia.
A 1776 document stating that the 13 English colonies were a free and independent nation.
A colonist who remained loyal to Great Britain.
An army established by the Second Continental Congress to fight the British.
A series of laws passed in 1774 by the British government to punish Boston for the Tea Party.
A 1773 protest in which colonists dressed up as Indians and dumped tea into the Boston Harbor.
Meeting which consisted of delegates from all 13 colonies after the battles of Lexington and Concord. The delegates decided to attempt one more chance at peace by drafting the Olive Branch Petition, which vowed to pledge their loyalty to King George III if he repealed the Intolerable Acts. They also decided the need to raise a Continental Army and named George Washington its commander.
Political pamphlet written by Thomas Paine which helped spark revolutionary ideas throughout the colonies. It sold over 500,000 copies.
A colonist who favored war against Great Britain.
Battles between British soldiers and the colonial minutemen. These battles were the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
A 1773 law that let the British East India Company bypass tea merchants and sell directly to colonists.
A colonial writer from Philadelphia who wrote "Common Sense" which was a political pamphlet that spoke out against the king.
Rights that cannot be taken away.