THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

The American Revolution was the fight for American independence from Britin. 1775-1787.

The Wig

George Washington's wig was the one used in all of the pictures of him. It was the same wig he wore during his winter conquest and his time during president. Many people back then wore this style of wig.

The Musket

This musket fired the shot heard round the world. It was shot during the Battle of Lexington and Concord. It was the first shot in the Revolutionary War against the British.

Common Sense: Thomas Paine

This pamphlet by Thomas Paine used common sense to explain why the British should not rule over America. This urged Americans to rebel against the British to create a separate nation.

The Lantern

Paul Revere was sent to Lexington to warn that the British were coming to attack. Along his way, he warned many families. One lantern meant they would attack over land and two meant they would attack over sea.

Join or Die Cartoon

This cartoon was created by Benjamin Franklin urging all colonies to join the cause against the British. The divided snake shows that if the colonies did not come together they would die at the hands of the British.

The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence was written in 1776. It announced the beliefs of the Americans pertaining to their deserved rights and reasons for seceding from Britain. One of the main reasons was taxation without representation. It was drafted by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and many others.

The Federalist Papers

The Federalist papers were written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and others. They affirmed reasons for accepting the new constitution. This is important because many other revolutionary countries created constitutions, such as India.

By: Shannon O'Hara, Haley Anderson, Vincent Leuzze, Howard Coffin, & Yahya Bhatti

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