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JOHN F. ROMERO CHAPTER 7 DAVIDSON IN CHAPTER 7 THE AUTHOR DAVIDSON’S THEME IS BASED ON THE PLIGHT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FROM 1775-1783 (DAVIDSON P-120-121). HE OPENS WITH THE PRELUDE TO THE BATTLE OF “BREEDS HILL” WHERE GENERAL THOMAS GAGE WHILE LOOKING THROUGH A SPYGLASS OBSERVES COLONEL WILLIAM PRESCOTT ATOP A CRUDE FORTIFICATION ON BREEDS HILL (DAVIDSON P-121). THE BATTLE TOOK PLACE ON JUNE 17TH, 1775 AFTER THE REBELS RAN OUT OF AMUNITION,AND A BLOODY BATTLE THE BRITISH TOOK BREEDS HILL. THIS JUST STIRRED MORE HATRED FOR THE BRITISH. THE BATTLE OF “BUNKER HILL” WAS ACTUALLY THE BATTLE THAT TOOK PLACE ON “BREEDS HILL” (DAVIDSON P-122) THE BRITISH WOULD…show more content…
KING GEORGE III REFUSED TO RECEIVE THE OLIVE BRANCH PETITION. EVEN THOUGH A MONTH EARLIER CONGRESSS HAD AUTHORIZED THE CREATION OF THE FIRST CONTINENTAL ARMY, AND HAD ISSUED PAPER MONEY TO PAY FOR THE TROOPS (DAVIDSONP-123). PARLAMENT HAD ORDERED ALL TRADE WITH THE COLONIES STOPPED, AND SEIZURE OF ALL COLONIAL MERCHANT SHIPS ON THE HIGH SEAS. ON JUNE 7TH VIRGINIA’S RICHARD HENRY LEE OFFERED A MOTION TO CONGRESS “THAT THESE UNITED COLONIES ARE, AND OF RIGHT OUGHT TO BE FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES…AND THAT ALL POLITICAL CONNECTION BETWEEN THEM AND THE STATE OF GREAT BRITAIN, IS AND OUGHT TO BE TOTALLY DISSOLVED.” AFTER LEE’S MOTION, CONGRESS DECIDED TO DRAFT A DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. THE MAN, WHO WAS GIVEN THE JOB TO UNDERTAKE THE DRAFTING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, WAS A YOUNG 33 YEAR OLD PLANTER, AND LAWYER NAMED THOMAS JEFFERSON. JEFFERSON BEGAN TO LAYOUT THE BLUEPRINTS THAT ARE STILL THE MODEL BY WHICH OUR MODERN DAY SOCIETY IS GOVERNED BY. CONGRESS ADOPTED THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE ON JULY 4TH 1776 (DAVIDSON P-124) NOT ALL OF THE COLONIAL INHABITANTS WERE IN FAVOR OF WAR AND SEPARATON WITH BRITAIN, THESE COLONISTS PROCLAIMED THEMSELVES “LOYALISTS” (DAVIDSON P-125). THEIR REBEL OPPONANTS DUBBED THEM “TORIES” KING GEORGE III AND PARLAMENT TRIED TO YOKE THE STRENGTHS OF THE
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