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The Boston Massacre
- When five colonists are shot and killed by British troops in Boston, it is the beginning of the Revolution.
The Boston Tea Party
A political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston on 12/16/1773. The Americans disguised as Indians and destroyed the entire supply of tea sent by the East India Company. They threw the tea into the Boston Harbor
- The men who formed America in the very beginning.
- Samuel Adams, John Adams, Patrick Henry, George Washington, John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson
Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and which was adopted on July 4, 1776
The truths in the Deceleration of Independence that are "self evident".
- -That all men are created equal
- - We are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights
The three unalienable rights
“life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”
Consent of the governed
The gov. can only do what the people allow it to do
The people can choose their own gov.