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Mr. Holzshu's Revolutionary War Stack

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Great Britain imposed strict control over   trade  
Great Britain taxed the colonies after the   French and Indian War  
The colonies traded raw materials for   goods made in Great Britain  
Colonists had to obey ______, which were enforced by governors.   British laws  
Colonial governors were appointed by the   king  
A colonial legislature made ____ for each colony but was monitored by the colonial governor.   laws  
Great Britain desired to remain a   world power  
Great Britain imposed taxes, such as the Stamp Act, to raise necessary revenue to pay   the French and Indian War  
The colonists were taxed to help finance the maintenance of the cost of   British troops in the colonies  
The colonies had no representation in   Parliament  
Some colonists resented the power of the colonial   governors  
Great Britain wanted strict control over   colonial legislatures  
The colonies opposed the   British taxes  
The Proclamation of l763, which followed the French and Indian War, restricted the   western movement of settlers  
People have “certain unalienable rights” (rights that cannot be taken away)—   to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness  
People establish government to   protect those rights  
Government derives power   from the people  
People have a right and a duty to change a government that   violates their rights  
King George III   British king during the Revolutionary era  
Lord Cornwallis   British general who surrendered at Yorktown  
John Adams   Championed the cause of independence  
George Washington   Commander of the Continental Army  
Thomas Jefferson   Major author of the Declaration of Independence  
Patrick Henry   Outspoken member of the House of Burgesses; inspired colonial patriotism with his “Give me liberty or give me death” speech  
Benjamin Franklin   Prominent member of the Continental Congress; helped frame the Declaration of Independence; helped gain French support for American independence  
Phillis Wheatley   Enslaved African American who wrote poems and plays supporting American independence and who eventually gained her freedom  
Paul Revere   Patriot who made a daring ride to warn colonists of British arrival  
Boston Massacre   Colonists in Boston were shot after taunting British soldiers  
Boston Tea Party   Samuel Adams and Paul Revere led patriots in throwing tea into Boston Harbor to protest tea taxes  
First Continental Congress   Delegates from all colonies except Georgia met to discuss problems with Great Britain and to promote independence  
Battles at Lexington and Concord   The first armed conflicts of the Revolutionary War  
Approval of the Declaration of Independence   The colonies declared independence from Great Britain (July 4, 1776)  
Battle of Saratoga   This American victory was the turning point in the war  
Surrender at Yorktown   This was the colonial victory over forces of Lord Cornwallis that marked the end of the Revolutionary War  
Signing of the Treaty of Paris   Great Britain recognized American independence in this treaty  
Colonial advantages   Some colonists’ defense of their own land, principles, and beliefs  
Additional support from these two countries.   France & Spain  
This came from Jefferson, Washington & Franklin   Strong leadership  
The American version of Parlaiment.   congress  
"No Taxation without Representation"   Don't tax us if you're not going to let us help make laws  
Where the laws of the colonies were made.   Colonial Legislatures  
Rights that can NOT be taken away.   Unalienable Rights  
"Give me Liberty or Give Me Death!"   I would rather fight than live under the unfair practices of King George III.  
Life Liberty and Property   Natural Rights  
Creator of the Natural Rights   John Locke  


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