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American Revolution

The thirteen colonies were: Massachusetts,New Jersey,New York, Deleware,Connecticut,Rhode Island,Pennsylvania,Maryland,North Carolina,South Carolina,Georgia, and Virginia
The colonies were divided into three sections: The New England Colonies, The Middle Colonies, The Southern Colonies
Britain went to war against: France and the American Indians
What year did the British go to war against France and the American Indians? 1754
What was the war called between the British and the French and American Indians? The French and Indian War
Because the French and Indian War cost a large amount of money, the British government decided that the American colonies should help pay for the war debt. The British passed several tax laws. The Stamp Act, The Sugar Act, The Tea Act
This law required colonists to pay taxes for newspapers, dice, playing cards, and legal documents. The Stamp Act
This law required colonists to pay taxes on sugar and molasses they bought. The Sugar Act
This law required colonists to pay taxes on tea. The Tea Act
Because the colonists were very angry about the tax on tea, they protested and dumped chests of tea into the harbor in Boston, Massachusetts. This was known as: The Boston Tea Party
A colonist who wanted to be free from British rule. A Patriot
A colonist who believed the colonies should remain under British rule. A Loyalist
This person wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson
This person was in charge of the Continental Army. He later became the first president of the United States. George Washington
This person signed his name the biggest on the Declaration of Independence. John Hancock
This person rode on horseback at night and warned the colonists that the British were coming. Paul Revere
This person was the female version of Paul Revere. She warned the colonists that the British were coming. Cybil Ludington
This person was believed to have created the first American flag. Betsy Ross
This person brought water to the soldiers in pitchers during the war. When her husband got injured she took over and shot the cannon. Molly Pitcher
This person dressed as a man and fought in the war. Deborah Sampson
The Declaration of Independence was signed on: July 4, 1776
This document stated that the colonies were independent, or free, from British rule. The Declaration of Independance
Created by: LandingBoy