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APUSH period three

important people, places and things

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first continental congress meeting of delegates from 12 colonies (all except georgia, screw you georgia) held in philadelphia in 1774 in response to the intolerable acts by the british.
Lexington and Concord the very first battle of the revolutionary war that was in the massachusetts bay colony in 1775 between the british and colonial americans
"common sense" a book written by thomas paine that explained how it did not make sense for a small nation over seas to rule of a bigger nation written in 1776
second continental congress meeting of 13 colonies in 1775-1789 which established many important documents such as; the olive branch petition, neccesity of taking up arms, the deceleration of independence, and the articles of confederation.
the olive branch petition a document established at the second continental congress to avoid a full out war with the british (spoiler: it didn't work)
neccesity of taking up arms another document established at the second continental congress that gave reason to why there was a need to fight against the britsh oppression
deceleration of independence a document officially declaring our freedom from britsh tyrany
articles of confederation the very first attempt at trying to establish a constitution in America, that failed at first due to the fact that it couldn't enforce anything or tax
Loyalist predominantly in the southern colonies who stayed loyal to the king
Federalist papers John Jay, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison's attempt at convincing the American population that the Constitution was better then the Articles of Confederation
Constitution After scrapping the Articles of Confederation, this was the law of the land after getting rid of articles.
"three-fifths compromise" a compromise that established that every 5 enslaved people equaled to 3 free people
"the great compromise" established a bicameral congress that gave power to both big states and little states
land ordinance of 1785 made purchasing land easier in un-established land in western land outside of the U.S
shays rebellion the tipping point of establishing a constitution that involved rev. war veterans receiving no compensation and protesting against the government, there was a need for a militia, however the government had to power to establish such a thing.
Battle of Yorktown the final battle of the revolutionary war that was helped by the french