F Block Mr. Gallagher

Connor Gorham
U.S. History
F Block
December 1st, 2016
Olive Branch Petition: Olive Branch Petition(July 5th, 1775)- John Dickinson wants King
George to think of people and not just a way to make money. He wants reconciliation between
Britain and the Colonies. King George took it as a war threat. He armed the British Troops and
sent them to the Colonies to enforce his policies even more than they were.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wINSdGHdfkw - This is a reenactment of the SIgning of the
Petition.
Virginia Declaration of Rights: Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776)- Stated the
birthrights of every man. One of the rights was to choose their government.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1a0U4UjWsI
Declaration Of Independence: of Independence (July 4th, 1776)- This document
recognizes the Colonies as their own independent country. The document was drafted on July
2nd but was signed on July 4th.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNOTozVp_i4 - Reenactment of the signing of the
Declaration of Independence.
Treaty Of The Alliance of France: Treaty of Alliance with France (1778)-this
document dragged France into the Revolutionary war as an ally to the Colonies. They
supplied the COlonists with ships and better weapons.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk2RCghKqHE - This is the explanation of the role of France
and Marquis de Lafayette.
U.S. Constitution: Constitution ( 1789 and then again in 1992)- The Constitution states every
right that every U.S. Citizen has and it also lays the pathway to a successful future of the united
states by giving the rules to create our government.
Writing of the Constitution:
http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/thomas-jefferson/videos/jefferson-writes-the-declara
tion-of-independence - This history video shows how John Adams helped construct the
Document that frged our new nation. The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th
and was written on july 2nd.