Essay about Ap Us History Chapter Eight Vocabulary Terms
1. Second Continental Congress (May 1775) - The Second Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that met beginning on May 10, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, soon after warfare in the American Revolutionary War had begun. It succeeded the First Continental Congress, which met briefly during 1774, also in Philadelphia. The second Congress managed the colonial war effort, and moved incrementally towards independence, adopting the United States Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. By raising armies, directing strategy, appointing diplomats, and making formal treaties, the Congress acted as the de facto national government of what became the United States. …show more content…
8. British evacuate Boston (March 1776) - Following the battle of Lexington and Concord, the oatriots had the British blocked off in Boston. Although the British defeated the Americans in the Battle of Bunker Hill, major losses left the British in need of reinforcements from England. In support of Washington's troops, Henry Knox, Cheif of artillery, brought the artillery captured at Fort Ticonderoga to fortify their position around Boston. He arrived in late January, 1776, after dragging 50 cannons by sled over 300 miles across snow covered mountains. On the evening of March 4, the cannons were positioned on top of Dorchester Heights aimed at the British ships in Boston Harbor. The next morning when British General Howe saw the cannons aimed at him, he loaded his men and supplies onto their ships and left the Boston Harbor. He headed for Canada and set port in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
9. Thomas Paine Common Sense (1776) - written in 1776 was one of the most potent pamphlets ever written. It called for the colonists to realize their mistreatment and push for independence from England. The author Thomas Paine introduced such ideas as nowhere in the universe sis a