Patriots in the U.S. History

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Courniecia Phillips
U.S. History
Dr. Pointer
October 11, 2012


On May 15, 1776, the Virginia House of Burgesses resolved that "the delegates appointed to represent this colony in General Congress be instructed to propose to that respectable body to declare the united Colonies free and independent states. “On June 7, 1776, the Continental Congress received a resolution for declaring independence from Richard Henry Lee, leader of the Virginia delegation. Voting on the Lee Resolution was postponed so that the delegates from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and South Carolina would have time to deliberate on the matter. On June 11, the Committee of Five: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Robert R. Livingston and Roger Sherman were appointed to draft a declaration. Though there were still rifts between everything and everyone the Patriots still remained strong. The Patriots would band together and fight to the death if they were ever given the chance. They proved themselves stronger than what most believed when they fought back at “Lexington on the Green”. Though they were small in numbers they came out on the top in the end. Not always from start to finish but from end to finish all because they believed in fighting for what they believe in. the Patriots seemed to be the main problem for the revolution though it was the British who made things harder than they had to be. The Patriots knew that in order for them to get their independence they would to take up arms. So they decided to hide their weapons in Concord. When they were found the Patriots knew they were outnumbered by the continental Army but felt it was best to wait it out and catch the British by surprise which worked in the end for the m because they received their independence. The American Revolution did not start on the morning of April 19, 1775. The real Revolution, the transfer of political authority to the American patriots,...
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