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definition for histo

definition for history

Patriots a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.
Minuteman (in the period preceding and during the America Revolution) a member of a class of American militiamen who volunteered to be ready for service at a minute's notice.
Redcoats A British Soldiers.
Bunker Hill The first great battle of the Revolutionary War; it was fought near Boston in June 1775. The British drove the Americans from their fort at Breed's Hill to Bunker Hill, but only after the Americans had run out of gunpowder.
Common Sense good sense and sound judgment in practical matters.
George Washington 1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799)
Reaction The Thermionic Reaction was a revolt within the French Revolution against the excesses of the Reign of terror. It was triggered by a vote of the National Convention to execute Maximilian Robespierre, Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, and several other leadin
Thomas Paine American Revolutionary leader and pamphleteer (born in England) who supported the American colonist's fight for independence and supported the French Revolution (1737-1809)
Unalienable Not to be separated, given away, or taken away; inalienable:
Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States; chief drafter of the Declaration of Independence; made the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and sent out the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore it (1743-1826)
Mercenaries A professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army
Battle of Saratoga The Battle of Saratoga was the turning point of the Revolutionary War. The scope of the victory is made clear by a few key facts: On October 17, 1777, 5,895 British and Hessian troops surrendered their arms.
Battle of Yorktown The last battle of the Revolutionary War, fought in 1781 near the seacoast of Virginia. There the British general Lord Cornwallis surrendered his army to General George Washington.
Treaty of Paris The Treaty of Paris, signed in Paris by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America on 3 September 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War.
Marquis de Lafayett French soldier, statesman,and liberal leader, who served in the American Revolutionary Army asaide-de-camp to General Washington, and took a leading part in theFrench revolutions of 1789 and 1830.
Strategy a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim.
Negotiations discussion aimed at reaching an agreement.
Constitution a body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed
Suffrage the right to vote in political elections.
Ratification Ratification is the official way to confirm something, usually by vote. It is the formal validation of a proposed law. We almost never use the word
ratification except to talk about process by which proposed laws, treaties, and agreements are officially recognized.
Northwest Ordinance A law passed in 1787 to regulate the settlement of the Northwest Territory, which eventually was divided into several states of the Middle West. The United States was governed under the Articles of Confederation at the time.
Tariffs a tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports.
Depression feelings of severe despondency and dejection.
Controversial giving rise or likely to give rise to public disagreement.
Daniel Shay American soldier and revolutionary leader of rebellion of Massachusetts farmers against the US government(1786–87)
Creditors a person or company to whom money is owed.
Debtors a person or institution that owes a sum of money
Inflation the action of inflating something or the condition of being inflated.
Popular Sovereignty or the sovereignty of the people is the principle that the authority of the government is created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives (Rule by the People), who are the source of all political power.
Federalism -the federal principle or system of government.
Checks & Balances the federal principle or system of government.
⅗ Compromise a settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreementreached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles,etc., by reciprocal modification of demands.
New Jersey Plan The New Jersey Plan (also widely known as the Small State Plan or the Paterson Plan) was a proposal for the structure of the United States Government presented by William Paterson at the Constitutional Convention on June 15, 1787.
Virginia Plan The Virginia Plan (also known as the Randolph Plan, after its sponsor, or the Large-State Plan) was a proposal by Virginia delegates for a bicameral legislative branch. The plan was drafted by James Madison while he waited for a quorum to assemble at the
Bill of Rights the first ten amendments to the US Constitution, ratified in 1791 and guaranteeing such rights as the freedoms of speech, assembly, and worship.
James Madison 4th President of the United States; member of the continental Congress and rapporteur at the Constitutional Convention in 1776; helped frame the Bill of Rights (1751-1836)
Bicameral (of a legislative body) having two branches or chambers
Unicameral (of a legislative body) having a single legislative chamber.
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