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tyranny is a cruel and unjust government
democracy is a form of government that is run for and by the people, giving people the supreme power
Lexington Massachusetts the first shot of the American Revolution is April 1775
Concord Massachusetts was the sight of the first battle of the American Revolution
Battle of Saratoga was the turning point of the American Revolution
Yorktown Virginia where George Washington's troops signaled the end of the American Revolution
Tariff tax on goods brought into a country
Protective Tariff tax placed on goods from other countries to protect the home industry
Unalienable Rights rights that can not be given up, taken away, or transferred. Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are some of those rights.
Declaration of Independence a document written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the colonies independence from England
Articles of Confederation the first American constitution, it was a very weak document that limited the power of the congress by giving states the final authority over all decisions
Constitution of The United States sets out the laws and principles of the government of the United States
Treaty of Paris 1763 ended the French and Indian war and effectively kicked the French out of North America
Treaty of Paris 1783 ended the American Revolution and forced Britain to recognize the United States as an independent nation
James Armistead former slave, American patriot who worked as a spy for the Americans against the British
John Paul Jones American Patriot and sea captain, known as the father of the US Navy, attacked British ships in and around Britain. Known for the famous saying " I have not yet begun to fight"
Wentworth Cheswell was an African-American teacher, Patriot, American Revolutionary War veteran, assessor, auditor, first black landowner in New England
Bernardo de Galvez governor of the Spanish colony of Louisiana in the 1777. Helped fight the British in Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida. He kept the British busy in the South, and finally drove them from the area.
Haym Salomon was a Polish-born Jewish immigrant to America who played an important role in financing the Revolution
Sam Adams was a member of the Sons of Liberty who started the Committee of Correspondence to stir public support for American Independence
Ben Franklin was an inventor, statesman, diplomat, signer of the Declaration of Independence and delegate to Constitutional Convention
Abbigail Adams wife of Patriot and 2nd President John Adams, women's Patriot leader and women's rights advocate. Wrote famous letters to husband John
Mercy Otis Warren Patriot who wrote the first history of the Revolutionary War, from notes she had taken while in various Patriot meetings.
King George III was the King of England who disbanded the colonial legislatures, taxed the colonies, and refused the Olive Branch Petition leading to the final break with the colonies
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence; became the 3rd President of the United States and purchased the Louisiana territory, doubling the size of the United States
Thomas Paine wrote pamphlets like Common Sense and The Crisis to encourage American Independence and resolve
George Washington was the leader of the Continental Army who became the first official President of the United States
Alexander Hamilton was a leader of the Federalists, first Treasurer of the United States, creator of the Bank of the U.S., and killed in a duel by the Vice President of the United States, Aaron Burr
Patrick Henry was a passionate patriot who became famous for his fiery speeches in favor of American Independence. His most famous quote included the words, " Give me liberty or give me death!"
James Madison is considered to be the "Father of the Constitution"
George Washington's Farewell Address advised the United States to stay neutral in its relations with other nations and to avoid entangling alliances
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