BONUS INFORMATION: PART 5
DAILY LIFE DURING THE WAR
During the Revolutionary War, many people had small homes, and only the wealthy had two story houses. Not many kids went to school, and when they did, they were typically ages 6-8. The people wore hand-sewn clothes, and women had to wear something different. Women had to wear things, such as petticoats, gowns, and skirts. They had to eat vegetables they grew themselves and animals they hunted in the places nearby.
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
You probably have heard of the Declaration of Independence. It was adopted at a meeting that was held in the Pennsylvania State House by the Second Continental Congress. It was signed by some of the Founding Fathers and the Representatives from each of the thirteen colonies, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts Bay, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, and Georgia.
TREATY OF PARIS 1763
Essentially, the Treaty of Paris finished off the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Years’ War between Britain and France. The French stopped all threatening foreign military by giving up all their boundaries in mainland North America.
FOUNDING FATHERS OF AMERICA
The Founding Fathers were a bunch of philosophers, politicians, and writers that actually led the Revolution. Most of them had ancestors that had settled in the Thirteen Colonies.
George Washington was born on February 22, 1732. He was born to Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington. As you may have known, he was the first President of the United States. Washington contributed to the American Revolution greatly, as he was a general, commander-in-chief. Washington was elected as the general on June 15, 1775. His role as a general helped prepare battles and make battle plans and strategies. After he lived a long and successful life, he passed away on March 4, 1797.
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