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The American Fight for Independence. The Revolutionary War. 1. The American Colonists (aka Patriots) vs The British Empire. THE BRITISH ARMY. THE COLONISTS. 2. THE COLONISTS WON THE WAR. There were many conflicts that occurred which led up to the Revolutionary War.

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1.

The American Colonists

(aka Patriots)

vs

The British Empire

5 declaration of independence
5. Declaration of Independence

The American colonists leaders wrote The Declaration of Independence to send to the King of England.

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6.

The author of the Declaration of Independence was Thomas Jefferson, the eventual 3rd President of the United States.

7 controversy
7. CONTROVERSY

The original draft of the Declaration of Independence had a section that spoke against the enslavement of African Americans BUT was taken out because Americans from the South vehemently opposed and protested against it.

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8.

African Americans fought ON BOTH SIDES OF THE WAR.

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The British and the American Colonists both promised the African slaves freedom if they helped to win the war.

Some slave masters even sent their slaves to fight in their place.

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FYI

MANY Southerners were very reluctant however to give African slaves the right to bare arms, even if it was to fight in the war.

Why?

peter salem
PETER SALEM

Killed a British Major in the famous Battle at Bunkerhill

james armistead
JAMES ARMISTEAD

Was a SPY for the American colonists. Was able to secretly get important information to defeat the British.

9 why fight
9. WHY FIGHT ???

African Americans believed that by fighting they would eventually gain their freedom.

10 contradiction
10. CONTRADICTION

The contradiction behind Americans fighting for their independence is that while they were fighting to be free from the British; they were denyingfreedom to millions of African slaves.

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BONUS

TWO AFRICAN AMERICANS THAT HELPED THE AMERICAN COLONISTS DEFEAT THE BRITISH AND HELPED AMERICA WIN ITS INDEPENDENCE WERE………..

peter salem1
PETER SALEM

Killed a British Major in the famous Battle at Bunker Hill.

james armistead1
JAMES ARMISTEAD

Was a SPY for the American colonists. Was able to secretly get important information to defeat the British.

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