A Timeline History of the Declaration of Independence by Allan Morey

By Allan Morey

By means of the 1760s, such a lot American colonists had develop into bored to death with British rule. They have been uninterested in the unfair taxes and never with 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 record that officially declared the colonies' independence.

The adoption of the assertion of Independence on July four, 1776, marked a big turning aspect in US historical past. Over the following 5 years, the colonists could struggle to make their independence a truth.

Explore the historical past of this significant rfile. music the occasions and turning issues that led the colonies to claim their independence from nice Britain.

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2, 1776: The delegates of the Second Continental Congress sign the Declaration of Independence. 37 Fight for Independence Declaring independence was one thing. Winning freedom was another. The colonial army hoped to hold off the superior British army just long enough for another country to come to the aid of the Americans. Early in 1776, British troops left Boston. They set their sights on New York City. General George Washington quickly moved his forces to protect the city. The two armies met in late FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE George Washington crossed the Delaware River on Christmas Day in 1776 in order to surprise British troops in Trenton, New Jersey.

S E CO N D CO N T I N E N TA L CONGRESS May 10, 1775: 28 Colonial delegates meet in Philadelphia for the Second Continental Congress. MAY 1, 1775 May 1775: Delegates to the Second Continental Congress debate whether the colonies should fight for independence. MAY 15, 1775 May 10, 1775: Colonial forces capture Fort Ticonderoga in New York, taking important artillery from the British. JUNE 1, 1775 to George Washington, a delegate from Virginia. He had also served as a commander during the French and Indian War.

NOV. 1776 Oct. 28, 1776: British forces win the Battle of White Plains. George Washington begins his crossing of the Delaware River. DEC. 1776 JAN. 1777 Dec. 26, 1776: The Continental Army defeats British forces at the Battle of Trenton in New Jersey. 39 France to the Rescue FR ANCE TO THE RESCUE Early in the Revolutionary War, the Continental Army suffered defeat after defeat. Other countries believed that the colonists might not be able to win their independence. France, Spain, and the Netherlands were willing to lend the United States money and send weapons.

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