McKinsey Wallis
                Revolutionizing America                    

#10 John Adams-John Adams was the second president of the United States and was the general army confederate.

#9 The Continental Army- Was formed after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary war by the colonies that became the United States of America.

#8 Valley Forge- Valley forge was where the continental army stayed in the winter of 1777-1778 this was a very hard time for them and proved that they could handle anything. This was the coldest temperature the continental army had ever endured.

#7 Battle of Yorktown- George Washington led his troops to fight Cornwallis after learning that his troops were camped out near Yorktown,VA. The continental army won this war against the British.

#6 The constitution-The supreme law of the United States that was created by our founding fathers. It also contains the 10 amendments.

#5 3 branches of government- the legislative,executive, and judicial branch whic make up our countrys government.

#4 Bill of Rights- This is a document that contains the first 10 amendments made to the constitution. This contains our freedoms and regulations within the law.

#3 Washingtons Farewell Address- George Washington wrote this after deciding not to put in for president again. This warned Americans to not form political parties and against geographical sectionalism.

#2 George Washington- George Washington was the first president of the United States and created many of the laws and regulations for modern day and future presidents. He was also the Commander and chief of the Continental Army who led them to winning many battles.

#1 Thomas Jefferson- Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States and one of our founding fathers. Jefferson was also responsible for the Louisiana Purchase.


1754- The French and Indian war began.

1765- The stamp act was passed.

1770- The Boston Massacre occurred.

1773- The tea act was passed.

1774- The  Coercive act was passed.

1774- The first continental congress meeting was held and many of our founding fathers met for the first time.

1775- The British regulars marched toward concord and the battle of Concord and Lexington occurred.

1775-The population of the colonies grew to 2,500,00

1776- Thomas Paine published common sense.

1791-Olaudah Equiano wrote the narrative of his life in slavery.

George Washington

George Washington was a very important figure in U.S. history for many reasons including he was the first president of the United States, he was the commander and chief of the continental army, and one of our founding fathers. George Washington was born February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland, Virginia to parents Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington. Augustine was very wealthy and in his life time and a large amount of land, slaves, and crops. Washington had one halve brother named Lawrence who raised him after his father died in 1743 when Washington was just eleven. Not much is known about Washington's childhood until after this point in his life. In July of 1752 Lawrence, Washington's brother died of tuberculosis and two months later his only child Sarah died leaving all of the property and wealth to Washington including the estates of Mount Vernon which Washington was very proud of. In 1755 Washington joined forces with the British army general Edward Braddock in Virginia after the battle against the French and Native Americans Washington escaped with four bullet holes in his shirt and two horses were shout out from under him. In August of 1755 Washington became general of all the Virginia troops. In June of 1755 Washington became commander and chief of the continental army and later in April of 1789 Washington became the first president of the United States and served until 1797 when he gave his very famous speech known as Washington's farewell address.

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The Tea Stamp Act

The Tea Act went into act about one month ago, which is not in order with out taxation without representation law, and everyone is in agony over it. This law states that all printed documents must have a required tax stamp put on it. People have finally had enough and have began to rebel. Finally we have reached a boiling point, last week a bunch of angry colonist marched down to Andrew Oliver's warf and raided his house. They chose his house because it was believed that he was the mastermind behind the whole tax problem. It was said that he had thousands of piles of stamps in his basement. They went in his house destroying all his furniture, concreted the windows, and destroyed his liquor cellar. Finally around one hundred men dressed up as Native Americans and threw 342 chests of tea into the water.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was born April 13th, 1743 in Shadwell, Virginia. Jefferson lived and incredible life beginning when he enrolled in the college of William and Mary becoming the nations best-read lawyer, a little while after he married Martha Washington and they had five children; Martha, Mary, Peter, Lucy, and Jane. During that time Jefferson became the third president of the United States serving from march fourth 1801 to march fourth 1889. Throughout his life time he also served as the minister to France of the United States, served in the Continental Congress, secretary of state, the governor of Virginia, and the vice president for John Adams. Also occurring in this time was the death of Martha Jefferson who died due to complications in birth at age 33. Jefferson never remarried and was devastated after her death, though it is said that he had more children with one of his slaves named Sally Hemmings. On July fourth 1826 Thomas Jefferson past away in his home in Monticello at the age of eighty-three. Though it is written that he died from bad health and old age, because his health had been declining since 1818, the doctors believe that his death could have been caused by dehydration due to amoebic dysentery considering the symptoms he had in his final months.

Sweet Southern Peach Cobbler

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled
  • 1/4 cup boiling water


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine peaches, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Toss to coat evenly, and pour into a 2 quart baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter with your fingertips, or a pastry blender, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined.
  4. Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of topping over them. Sprinkle entire cobbler with the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake until topping is golden, about 30 minutes.

By The Numbers

1,000's searching for freedom
25000's blood shed for our independence
250,000 people in the colonies
16,542 Native Americans removed from their homes
13 colonies
10 amendments
5 Dead
2 countries at war with each other
3 important documents
1 country

Indian Removal Act

    The Indian Removal Act was a very hard time for the native Americans because the act stated that all Native Americans had to leave where they were staying in the south and move to the north. This was not fair for the Native Americans because it was a violation to the new laws just enforced in the constitution, which stated that every man was to be treated equal. This created an outrage with in the Native American community because it was so unfair. In 1838 they were finally completely forced out of their homes and were forced to walk two thousand- two hundred miles to Connecticut where they could rebuild there land. Their argument was that that was their land and we were taking it away from them, but the argument of the Americans was that they fought for the land and it was their right to take it. Do you think that it was fair for the Native Americans to be forced out of their home?


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