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How did these 13 different colonies unite as 1 country?
England had won the French and Indian war, to keep the 13 colonies. They already had control and they needed money.
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- Colonial forces were untrained and poorly organized.
-Their army was made up of a few cannons, some gunpowder, and no navy
- They would fight and give their all to protect their homes.
- Powerful, and had highly trained and experienced troops.
- They had the best navy in the world.
-They had support from the Loyalist who supported them.
- The Brittish parliament passed the Stamp Act in 1765.
- This taxed items included newspaper, almanacs and playing cards.
-Colonists were angry and began protests since the British had never taxed the colonists to this extents.
The Boston massacre in 1770
- In 1770 a killing of 5 colonists was made by the redcoats.
-They were killed because of the resistance against the Townshend Acts.
- This was later called the Boston Massacre.
-In 1773, some colonists dressed up as native americans and decided to dump tea in the harbor due to the Tea Act.
-The Tea Act was a law that gave the British monopoly over the sales of tea.
-The Colonist's response was an act of rebellion.
1st Continental congress
-In 1774, 12 representatives from the 13 colonies met in Philadelphia.
- This was the first continental congress for the colonies.
- Some representatives, wanted to unite against a common enemy, the brits.
Lexington & Concord
-The Battles of Lexington and Concord happened in 1775.
-This would be the first big military engagement of the revolutionary war.
- This battle would lead up to the 13 colonies uniting to fight their common enemy
Lexington and Concord
Battle of Lexington and Concord 1775
Patrick Henry's quote
This were some of the events that in the end, influenced the union of the 13 colonies.
Marco I | September 30, 2016