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American Revolution

TermDefinition
Revolution The overthrow of one government in favor of a new one.
Diplomat Person who represents a countryin negotiations with another country
French and Indian War 1754-1763 French(and Huron allies) fight English(and Iriquois allies), England wins, it becomes one of the causes of the American Revolution
Proclamation of 1763 Order by King George III banning colonial settelmemts west of the Appalachian Mountains
Parliment Law-making group in England during the Revolution
Act Law
Sons of Liberty Secret society formed to fight British taxation
Committees of Corespondence Groups formed in all 13 colonies to plan resistance and communicate with eachother
Boston Massacre 5 colonists were killed during a riot
Boston Tea Party Colonists protest last remaining tax (on tea) by boarding a ship and throwing all the tea overboard (about 1 million dollars worth)
Main Complaint of Colonists "No taxation without representation"
The Intolerable Acts (1774) 5 laws passed to punish Boston for "tea party"
First Continental Congress (1774) Meeting of representatives from all 13 colonies, sent letter to king requesting he take away the Intolerable Acts
Militia Military group made up of regular citizens
Minute Men Massachusetts militia trained to be ready to fight in a minute
Battle of Lexington and Concord (1775) First battles of the American Revolution
Patriot/Whig/Rebel/Yankee A person in favor of independence
Loyalist/Tory A person loyal to England
Neutralist A person who was undecided on the issue
British Soldiers Regulars/Lobsterbacks/Redcoats
Colonial Army Continentals/Rebels/Patriots/Americans
Battle of Saratoga Rebel victory convinces France, Spain, and Holland to help
Battle of Yorktown Rebel victory, final battle of war
Treaty of Paris Treat which ended the revolution
Second Continental Congress (1776) Meeting of reps from 13 colonies who 1) created the Continental Army and 2) declared independence
King George III King of England during the American Revolution
Created by: chants