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13 Colonies to the American Revolution

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Reasons to come to the new world   Indentured Servitude, Economic Opportunity, Religious Freedom and to Escape Prison  
Parliament   England's Law Making Body  
Appalachian Mountains   Western Border of the 13 Colonies  
Proclamation of 1763   Forbid the colonists from settling West of the Appalachian Mountains  
Mayflower Compact   Agreement between the Pilgrims that they would follow the laws established by all in the colony  
Cash Crop   A crop grown to earn Money  
Staple Crop   A crop grown to survive  
Sons of Liberty   First gang in the colonies led protests against Taxes and Acts  
Intro to Declaration of Independence   "We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights that amongst these rights are life liberty and the pursuit of happiness"  
Stamp Act   Required all legal documents and items made of paper to have a "stamp" (Pay Extra)  
Loyalist   A colonist loyal to the English Crown  
Patriot   A Colonist that was loyal to the idea of breaking away from the crown  
Lobsterback   Name given to red coats or England's Soilders  
Boston Tea Party   342 chest of tea were dumped into harbor for protest against tea act.  
Boston Massacre   5 colonist were killed when Red Coats fired into a mob of angry colonists  
Olive Branch Petition   Letter sent to King George III trying to ask to work some sort of deal out  
Declaration of Independence   Written by Thomas Jefferson Declared Independence for England Life Liberty Pursuit of Happiness  
Unalienable RIghts   Rights that can't be taken away  
Treaty of Paris   Ended the American Revolution  
Articles of Confederation   First Government in the USA created after the American Revolution  
Great Awakening   Religious Revival led by Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield Preached living a good life and Redemption for all  
Date the Declaration of Independence was written   July 4,1776  
Quartering Act   Required Colonist to provide food and shelter for the Red Coats  
Weakness of the Articles of Confederation   Could not raise army,Unanimous votes needed for change,States had all the power,Congress could not control trade  
Repeal   To do away with  
Treason   To commit a crime against your country  
Import   To bring in goods from another country  
Export   To ship out to another country  
Unalienable Rights   Rights that cant be taken away Life Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness  
Thomas Paine   Author of "Common Sense" Inspired the colonist to declare their Independence  
Mercenary   A soldier that is paid to fight from another country  
Natural Rights   Rights that can not be taken away. John Locke  
Government is given its powers from   The People  
When a government is destructive it is the right of the people to   "Alter or Abolish"  
Magna Carta   What was one of the first documents to help protect the rights the of free individuals?  
Lexington and Concord   First shots of the American Revolution  
Republic   Which of the following is a government in which representatives are elected by the people  
Writs of Assistance   They allow law officials to search any colonists  


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