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By:Lukas Kendall Aden

Top Ten

#10 The first Continental Congress: The first Continental Congress met in Philadelphia in 1774 to talk about if they should stay under rule of King George. This was really important because this was the first gathering of representatives from each of the thirteen colonies to talk about there relationship with Great Britain and what they should do in the future.

#9 Thomas Paine: Thomas Paine was not a really famous person like all the founding fathers but he still had a big influence on America. He is well known because he is the author of Common Sense . Which was written for all kinds of Americans to join the Patriots and rebel against Britain

#8 Boston Massacre: In 1770 a mob of patriots were antagonizing a group of British soldiers by throwing things at the soldiers. The British soldiers began to fight against the mob and killing 5 patriots.

#7 Lexington and Concord: Lexington and Concord was the first battle of the American Revolution. The fighting started in Lexington and the Americans retreated to Concord and continued fighting there.

#6 Valley Forge: The winter in Valley Forge was the hardest winter the American Soldiers had ever faces because they were so low on supplies and how cold it was. It was considered the reason why the American won the war because of how it made the troops stronger.

#5 The Constitution: The Constitution I think is the 2nd most important document in American history. Its still important because it gives people their rights and it also limits what the government can do to the American citizens.

#4 James Madison: James Madison is considered the father of the constitution because of his Virginia Plan that was like a blueprint to the Constitution and that all states should have equal power.

#3 John Adams: John Adams was not just the second president of the united States but he also helped write the Declaration of Independence and was a member of the first Continental Congress.

#2 George Washington: George Washington was considered a great war leader during the American Revolution and was the first president of the United states of American

#1 The Declaration of Independence: The Declaration of Independence was finished and signed in 1776 and is the reason we are not part of Great Britain today.

Time Line

1763

The French and Indian War ended with the Treaty of Paris.

March 5, 1770

The Boston Massacre took place and five patriots were killed.

December 16, 1773

The Sons of Liberty threw tea crated of the British ship in to the Boston Harbor and is known as the Boston Tea Party.

September 1774

The first Continental Congress met in Philadelphia to talk about there relationship with England.

April 18, 1775

The British regulars attacked the minutemen in Lexington and Concord.

July 4, 1776

The Declaration of Independence was presented to the Continental Congress.

1776

George Washington and 2400 crossed the Delaware River and surprised attacked the British at the battle of Trenton

September 17, 1787

The Constitution was complete.

1778

The winter at Valley Forge finally ended after many soldiers died from frostbite and hunger.

April 30, 1789

George Washington was elected to be the first President of the United States.

Biography

King George III was born to Frederick prince of wales. He was born on June 4, 1738 in London. He became king of Ireland and great Britain in October of 1760 after his grandfather died. As a child there is not much told of what he did but he was stubborn and shy but was very educated in art and science. He had a total of eight brothers and sisters when he was a child.

When he became king in 1760 it was near the end of the colonial war with France which ended two years after he became king in 1762. In 1775 he started a war with the american colonies for there independence from Great Britain. The war started in Lexington and Concord. John Hancock and the Continental Congress completed and sent the Declaration of Independence to King George III. King George kept fighting against the Colonies till 1783 which ended with the battle at Yorktown and the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

After the American Revolution and him losing control over the American colonies. He reigned for almost thirty more years after the American Revolution he died in 1820 after regaining for 59 years.

Attention! War Has Started!

Last night, a man on horse was rushing through town and yelling "The British are Coming". The man that was supposedly warning the people of Lexington was Paul revere because of this the minutemen were ready for the fight in Lexington. The fighting began in Lexington and quickly moved to Concord. As the lobster backs marched to Concord the killed multiple civilians. The British made  quick work of the  minutemen and moved on words Boston.

This is the first attack that the British have made on the colonies since the war has started. The British killing 49 and injuring 39 and the Colonies almost doubling the killings with 73 and injuring 174. The Regulars were not expecting the minutemen to be in Lexington while the lobster backs were going to attack a weapon stockpile in Concord. The Patriots are willing to fight for what they believe and they want to be a separate country from great Britain and to not be ruled by King George the III. Who knows how the war with Britain will end. Will the Colonies be free from king George's rule or will they stay as a part of George's conquest?

George Washington

George Washington was bornFebruary 22, 1732 passed away December 14, 1799 in Mount Vernon, Virginia. George was born to Augustine Washington and Mary ball. He was the oldest of six children. He lived with his family in Virginia for most of youth. He did not go to school but was homeschooled by his church paster. In his teens he became skilled at growing tobacco and surveying land. When he become 20 he already was the owner of the family plantation, Mount Vernon. He grew very fast in the ranks of the army and by the age of 23 he was the commander of all Virginia troops. After the French and Indian war he applied for a position with the British army. He was turned down and after that he retired. Later they wanted him to Command the army in the war against Great Britain. He wanted to stay in politics but not part of the army. After the attack in Lexington and Concord he was appointed Major General and Commander-in-Chief of the Colonial forces. He is well known for his surprise attack on the regulars at Trenton after he crossed the Delaware River. After the war he became President in 1789 with 100% of the electoral votes.

Numbers

13 colonies

342 boxes of tea lost

8 pages long

20 miles Midnight Ride

5000 slave Patriots

2500 frostbite soldiers

8000 patriots died from war

27 Amendments

The Big Six

73 regulars died

5 dead in Boston

3/5 Compromise

3 separate branches of government

Colonial Cheese Pie

1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 c. light brown sugar
1/4 c. sifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
4 eggs
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. milk

2 tsp. vanilla

Heat one cup of granulated sugar, brown sugar, milk, flour and butter to dissolve. Cool. Beat 3 egg yolks and 1 whole egg well. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, salt; mix well with the cooled mixture. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake 35 to 40 minutes in 350 degree oven first, then lower temperature to 250 degrees to finish baking. Pie will puff across top when done. Remove from oven. Beat the 3 egg whites for topping; add 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla to beaten egg whites and cover pie with mixture. Return to oven until topping is brown.

All battle of the Revolutionary War

This map shows some of the battles and forts during the revolutionary war. Most of the battle were in the northeast on the map. Most of the fighting took place there because it is where they would come over from Europe. There were not many battles in the south I think because there were not many patriots that lived there and because Boston and New York were the major city at that time.

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