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By Allan Morey

By means of the 1760s, so much American colonists had develop into bored stiff with British rule. They have been uninterested in the unfair taxes and never having the ability to create their very own legislation, and cries for revolution have been ringing out around the land. because the revolution took carry, Thomas Jefferson drafted a rfile that officially declared the colonies' independence.

The adoption of the statement of Independence on July four, 1776, marked a huge turning aspect in US background. Over the subsequent 5 years, the colonists could struggle to make their independence a truth.

Explore the background of this significant record. tune the occasions and turning issues that led the colonies to claim their independence from nice Britain.

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Santella, Andrew. The French and Indian War. New York: Children’s Press, 2012. Read this book to learn more about the French and Indian War. gov/milestones/1750-1775 This site covers important events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Expand learning beyond the printed book. com. 46 Index Adams, John, 15, 35, 42 Hancock, John, 26–27 Adams, Samuel, 13, 18, 23, 26–27, 32 Henry, Patrick, 23–25, 32 battles: of Bunker Hill, 30–31; of Jefferson, Thomas, 21, 35–37 Concord 26–27; of Lexington 26–27 Boston Massacre, 14–15 Lee, Richard Henry, 34 Boston Tea Party, 16, 18–20 boycotts, 13, 18–19, 23 Paine, Thomas, 32 Pontiac’s War, 7 Circular Letter, 13 Preston, Thomas, 14–15 Coercive Acts, 20–21 Committees of Correspondence, Revere, Paul, 27 16–17 Common Sense, 32–33 Sons of Liberty, 10–11, 18–19 Continental Army, 28–31, 33, 38–42 Stamp Act, 9–11 Continental Congress, First, 22–23, Sugar Act, 8–9 26 Continental Congress, Second, 28–29, 31, 34–37, 40–41 taxes, 4, 8–14, 16, 18, 23, 34 Tea Act, 18–19 Townshend Acts, 12–13 Delaware River, 38–39 trade, 8–13, 16, 18–19, 23, 25, 32, 34, 36 France and the Treaty of Alliance, 40–41 Franklin, Benjamin, 35, 38, 42 Washington, George, 23, 29, 31, 38–39 French and Indian War, 6–7, 29 Gage, Thomas, 26–27 George III (King), 24, 29, 32, 36–37 47 Photo Acknowledgments The images in this book are used with the permission of: © Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France/The Bridgeman Art Library, pp.

To write a formal declaration of independence. Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin of Philadelphia, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, and Robert R. Livingston of New York were appointed to this group. They gave Jefferson the job of writing the first draft. The Second Continental Congress delegated (from left to right) Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, Benjamin Franklin, Robert R. Livingston, and John Adams to write the Declaration of Independence. June 11, 1776: The Continental Congress sets up a committee to draft a declaration of independence.

Typeface provided by Linotype AG. 48 THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK MOREY ••• •••A By the 1760s, most American colonists had become The adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, marked an important turning point in US history. Over the next five years, the colonists would fight to make their independence a reality. Explore the history of this important document. Track the events and turning points that led the colonies to declare their independence from Great Britain. • • • • • READ THE TIMELINE TRACKERS : AMERICA’S BEGINNINGS A TIMELINE HISTORY OF EARLY AMERICAN INDIAN PEOPLES A TIMELINE HISTORY OF THE THIRTEEN COLONIES A TIMELINE HISTORY OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE TIMELINE HISTORY OF THE DECLARATION OF I NDEPENDENCE • • • fed up with British rule.

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