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American Revolution

8-2.3 - 8-2.5

What document was written to officially break ties with Great Britain? The Declaration of Independence
What is most important about Thomas Lynch Jr., Thomas Heyward, Jr., Arthur Middleton, and Edward Rutledge? They signed the Declaration of Independence as SC representatives
In the Declaration of Independence, who is blamed for causing the colonies so much grief? The King
According to the Declaration of Independence, what is the role of government? To protect to the rights of the people
When was the Declaration of Independence signed? July 4, 1776
According to the Declaration of Independence, what rights should all people have? life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Colonists who wanted independence from Great Britain were known as Patriots
Colonists who wanted to remain part of Great Britain were known as Loyalists
Another name for Loyalists was Tories
The first major victory for the Patriots and the battle that inspired our SC state flag Battle of Fort Moultrie
The turning point battle that convinced France to become allies with the Patriots was Battle of Saratoga
Patriots who fought part-time; they were not part of the actual army militia or partisan fighters
Typed of fighting most used by the militia guerrilla warfare
The worst loss for the Patriots in the entire war - lost over 5000 soldiers Charles Town
A Patriot loss contributed to poor leadership and sick soldiers Battle of Camden
Victory by the mountain men militia who refused to be threatened by the British Battle of Kings Mountain
Very important Patriot victory where the militia and army worked together to beat the British Battle of Cowpens
What was the main result of the American Revolution? The independence of the newly formed United States of America
What group was responsible for writing and signing the Declaration of Independence? The 2nd Continental Congress
Created by: slester
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