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[...]... institutions Continental army: An army of American colonists formed during the American Revolution Continental Congress: An assembly of delegates from the American colonies (later states) The delegates governed before and during the Revolutionary War and under the Articles of Confederation The Continental Congress first met in 1774 The Crisis: Also known as The American Crisis, a series of pamphlets written... frontier and in Canada between 1754 and 1763 French Revolution: An event lasting from 1789 to 1799 that ended the thousand-year rule of kings in France and established France as a republic The American Revolution and the American experiment with democracy was an inspiration to many French people, but while the American experiment thrived, the French Revolution ended in chaos G Great Britain: The island... to openly aid the American cause 1780 xviii In May, Charleston, South Carolina, falls to British troops American Revolution: Biographies In June, Massachusetts’s constitution asserts that “all men are born free and equal”; this includes black slaves In Sentiments of an American Woman, Esther De Berdt Reed calls on colonial women to sacrifice luxuries and instead give money to the American army In September,... is named the temporary seat of the new U.S government 1789 David Ramsay’s History of the Revolution is published In April, George Washington is sworn in as the first U.S president xx American Revolution: Biographies In July, the French Revolution begins in Paris King Louis XVI will be beheaded in 1792 during this revolution In September, the U.S Army is established by Congress 1791 The Bill of Rights,... share assigned to a group During the American Revolution, when too few men volunteered to be soldiers in the Continental army, Congress assigned a quota to each colony, representing the number of men the colony was expected to round up and send to serve in the army R Radical: A person who favors revolutionary changes in a nation’s political structure xxviii American Revolution: Biographies Rebel: A person... Abigail During the Revolution Today readers still enjoy learning about the customs, habits, and manners of their daily life as well as the details about the American Revolution the letters reveal For More Information Adams, Charles Francis The Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail During the Revolution New York: Houghton-Mifflin, 1875 Akers, Charles W Abigail Adams: An American Woman Boston:... Hessians: Citizens of Hesse-Cassel, once a part of Germany German soldiers (mercenaries) were hired by King George III to fight for the British in the American Revolution Many came from Hesse-Cassel; as a result, all German soldiers were called Hessians xxvi American Revolution: Biographies I Intolerable Acts: Four laws passed by the British government in 1774 to punish Boston for the Boston Tea Party Iroquois... winning the Revolutionary War 1782 Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, John Jay, and Henry Laurens go to France to draw up a peace treaty Deborah Sampson, disguised as a man, enlists in the Fourth Massachusetts Regiment and fights against the Tories and Native Americans 1783 Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant and the Iroquois Confederacy begin blocking American westward expansion In April, Congress declares the Revolutionary... collected to pay for the expenses of government Revolution: A sudden political overthrow; a forcible substitution of rulers Revolutionary War: The war for American independence from Great Britain The fighting began with the Battle of Lexington and Concord in 1775 and lasted through the Battle of Yorktown in 1781 S Saratoga, Battle of: A major battle of the Revolutionary War, fought in northern New York... Virginia lawmakers 1770 Benjamin Rush publishes the first American chemistry textbook Hector St John de Crèvecoeur begins writing the pieces that are later published as Letters from an American Farmer In March, during the Boston Massacre, five colonists are killed by British soldiers, including a black man named Crispus Attucks xiv American Revolution: Biographies In April, most of the Townshend Acts . introduce each volume and a cumulative subject index concludes each volume. American Revolution: Biographies has two companionvolumes: American Revolution: . to be featured in future editions of American Revolution: Biographies. Please write: Editors, American Revolution: Biographies, U•X•L, 27500 Drake Rd.,
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