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Battles and DOI

A review of Lexington & Concord, Bunker Hill, & the Declaration of Independence

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The Americans nicknamed the British troops, the __________________. redcoats
The first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired at ___________________. Lexington and Concord
It was called 'shot heard round the world' because ideas of the __________________ spread around the world. revolution
The British soldiers were trying to capture _________________ as they marched to Lexington and Concord. Sam Adams and John Hancock
The British regulars were trying to destroy _________________ at Concord. military supplies
At the Battle of Bunker Hill, the _______________________ lost but is showed the power of their methods of fighting. Americans
The Americans surrendered at Bunker Hill because they ___________________. ran out of gunpowder.
Americans realized after Bunker Hill that they needed ______________ to supply ammunition and assistance. allies
_____________________ was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson
The Declaration of Independence lists ___________________ against King George III. complaints (grievances)
"All men are created equal" All men are equal (except women and African Americans were left out).
“they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” Rights are not given to men by their government but are born with them.
“to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed” The purpose of government is to protect the rights of the people.
“whenever any form of governments becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it” If the government does not protect the rights of the people, it is the right of the people to change their government.
____________________ was named Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army at the Second Continental Congress. George Washington
Created by: lheppeard