Chapter 25. The Crisis of Independence

  1. Jack P. Greene and
  2. J. R. Pole
  1. David L. Ammerman

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756454.ch25

A Companion to the American Revolution

A Companion to the American Revolution

How to Cite

Ammerman, D. L. (2000) The Crisis of Independence, in A Companion to the American Revolution (eds J. P. Greene and J. R. Pole), Blackwell Publishers Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470756454.ch25

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631210580

Online ISBN: 9780470756454

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Keywords:

  • independence;
  • american colonists;
  • reunification;
  • war;
  • colonists

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Divided Opinion in Congress

  • The American Military Reaction to Lexington and Concord

  • Britain's Retaliatory Measures

  • Local Government

  • Congress Moves from Reconciliation to Separation

  • The Move to Independence

  • The Philosophy of Independence