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Articles of confederation the original constitution of the US, ratified in 1781, which was replaced by the US Constitution in 1789
Battle of kettle creek was a major encounter in the back country of Georgia during the American Revolutionary War.
Boston tea party citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor; organized as a protest against taxes on tea
constitutional convention the convention of United States statesmen who drafted the United States Constitution in 1787
Declaration of independence the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress (4 July 1776) asserting the independence of the Colonies from Great Britain
Georgia constitution in 1777 The Constitution of the State of Georgia is the governing document of the U.S. State of Georgia. The constitution outlines the three branches of government in Georgia. The legislative branch is embodied in the bicameral General Assembly
Great Compromise The Connecticut Compromise (also known as the Great Compromise of 1787 or Sherman's Compromise) was an agreement that large and small states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787
Intolerable Acts The Intolerable (Coercive) Acts was the Patriot name for a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774
Liberty Boys Sons of Liberty was an organization of American patriots that originated in the pre-independence North American British colonies.
Proclamation of 1763 a public or official announcement, esp. one dealing with a matter of great importance
Seven years war The Seven Years' War was a world war that took place between 1754 and 1763 with the main conflict being in the seven-year period 1756–1763. It involved most of the great powers of the time and affected Europe, North America, Central America
Siege of savannah The Siege of Savannah or the Second Battle of Savannah was an encounter of the American Revolutionary War in 1779. The year before, the city of Savannah, Georgia, had been captured by a British expeditionary corps under Lieutenant-Colonel
sons of liberty The Sons of Liberty was an organization of American patriots that originated in the pre-independence North American British colonies.
Stamp act Example: newspapers
U.S Bill Of Rights The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution.
Constitution established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed
executive having the power to put plans, actions, or laws into effect
House of representatives United States House of Representatives: the lower legislative house of the United States Congress
judicial example : laws are followed
Legislative having the power to make laws
Loyalists a person who remains loyal to the established ruler or government, esp. in the face of a revolt
militia a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency
patriot a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.
preamble a preliminary or preparatory statement; an introduction
ratify sign or give formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid
senate any of various legislative or governing bodiesthe smaller upper assembly in the US Congress, most US states, France, and other countries. noun: senate; plural noun: senates • the state council of the ancient Roman republic and empire, which sha
Three- fifths compromise The Three-Fifths Compromise was a compromise between Southern and Northern states reached during the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 in which three-fifths of the enumerated population of slaves would be counted for representation purposes regarding both t
Tories an American colonist who supported the British side during the American Revolution
Unicameral having a single legislative chamber
Created by: Jessica Deckard