Directions: Fill-in the blanks on the 2-Column Notes Spreadsheet below. Each section’s answers are found in your notes called “american revolution ” you picked these up in class today. Each “X” on the left-hand side is a sub-heading



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American History- The Seeds of Unrest and the Second Continental Congress 9/26/11

Directions: Fill-in the blanks on the 2-Column Notes Spreadsheet below.

EACH SECTION’S ANSWERS ARE FOUND IN YOUR NOTES CALLED “AMERICAN REVOLUTION #1.” YOU PICKED THESE UP IN CLASS TODAY. EACH “X” ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE IS A SUB-HEADING. IT INCLUDES THE PAGE #’S FROM THE NOTES PACKET.

THE ITALICIZED TEXTS ARE MS. DRAKSLER’S NOTES. READ THEM. THEY ARE NOT FROM THE NOTE SHEET. YOU WILL NOT BE ASKED TO FILL ANY OF THESE IN.

Ask me for any questions.

**Refresher:

The American Colonists had fought for England (their home country) during the French and Indian (7 Years) War. England had won, but had taxed the colonists with ____________________________________________________________________________.

This made the American Colonists mad. They formed a 1st Continental Congress, and decided to resist England and King George III’s taxes.

This is what happened next…….

Subheading and Page #

Notes (Fill in the missing words from the notes)

X Lexington and Concord

(pg. 111)

Before the Colonists’ declared official war, there were a number of incidents.

General Gage decided to seize ____________

military supplies stored in _______________, Massachusetts.

On April ____________, 1775, under cover of night, some 750 ________________________ troops left Boston and rowed across the Charles River.

However, the _________________________, or colonists who supported independence, had stationed _________________________ on the far shore.

As soon as Gage’s force emerged from the darkness, Patriots _________ _____________ and ___________________ ______________- later joined by __________ ______________- galloped off to alert sleeping households, shouting the alarm: “____________________

_____________________________________!”

_________________________ throughout the countryside hurriedly gathered to confront the __________________________________.

On April ___________________, Captain John Parker and about 70 ____________________- members of the ____________________ who promised to be ready at a minute’s notice- waited for the _______________ soldiers on the _______________________ village green.

When the British patrol arrived, its commander shouted, “Lay down your ______, you…rebels, and __________________!”

The colonists began to leave, still holding their ___________. Suddenly, someone- each side later accused _______ ______________- fired “the __________ heard round the ________________.”

A ______________________ of British gunfire followed. When the smoke cleared, ____ colonists lay dead, and ______ others were ____________________.

The _______________________ troops, called __________________________ because of their bright _____________ uniforms, marched on to _________________________. They destroyed some of the ______________ supplies, then started back toward Boston. From behind _____________ _____________ along the route, hundreds of ______________ fires steadily at the retreating troops. The ______ uniforms and ___________________ marching formations used by the British made them ____________ ______________.

The ____________________ were quite successful, suffering ________________ than 100 _____________ in the day’s fighting, while _____________________ or wounding ______________ British ______________________________.

The Patriots’ success earned them the ___________________ of their enemy.

A ____________________ British officer wrote: “Whoever looks upon them [the _______________________] as an ________________________ ____________ will find himself much __________________.”


X The Second Continental Congress

(pg. 111-112)

The news of ________________________ and _____________________ had spread through the ____________________________ when the _______________ ___________________ __________________ opened in ________________________________ on May 10.

_____________________ such as Samuel Adams pushed for the colonies to immediately declare their ______________________________ from _______________________________.

Others, led by John Dickinson of ___________________________________, successfully urged _____________________. ___________________________, by the middle June the ________________________ had agreed to establish the ___________________________ __________ “for the _____________________ of American ___________________________.”

The delegates __________________________ chose _______________________ George Washington to command this new army.

Though not a ___________________ speaker or a _________________________ political thinker, Washington ____________________ confidence.

He had _________________________ military experience and a _______________________ for bravery while fighting for the _____________________ in the French and Indian War.

After meeting him, Abigail Adams wrote to her husband (John Adams): “The gentlemen and _________________ look ___________________________ blended in him. ________________________ marks every line and ____________________ of his face.”

With war at hand, Washington ____________ himself to the “___________________ cause” of American ____________________.

Words to Hi-Light:

Definition:

  1. Rebel




  1. Patriot




  1. Watchmen




  1. Minutemen




  1. Orderly




  1. Fewer




  1. Casualties




  1. Humbled




  1. Irregular




  1. Mob




  1. Mistaken




  1. Colonies




  1. Radical




  1. Independence




  1. Restraint




  1. Nonetheless




  1. Delegates




  1. Defense




  1. Liberty




  1. Unanimously




  1. Fiery




  1. Profound




  1. Inspired




  1. Acquired




  1. Reputation




  1. Agreeably




  1. Modesty




  1. Feature




  1. Devoted




  1. Glorious




  1. Rights





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