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5th Gr Chap 6L3+4

5th Grade Chapter 6 Lessons 3 and 4

Key ItemDefinition
Monopoly The complete control of a product or good by one person or group.
Blockade To use warships to prevent other ships from entering or leaving a harbor.
quarter To provide or pay for housing.
petition A signed request made to an official person or organization.
Minutemen Member of the Massachusetts colony militia who could quickly be ready to fight against the British.
revolution A sudden, complete change, such as the overthrow of an established government.
Thomas Gage He was the leader of the British forces in Boston. He ordered men to Lexington and Concord and also to capture Breed's Hill from the Patriots.
Philadelphia This is the location of the First and Second Continental Congress.
First Continental Congress 1. Sent a petition to the king reminding him of their rights as British citizens. 2. Set a deadline for Parliament to change laws before a total boycott of all English trade. 3. Create colonial militias.
John Hancock He was a member of the Sons of Liberty and a member of the Continental Congress. He was also with Samuel Adams in Lexington and could have been captured by the British. Fortunately Paul Revere was able to warn them to leave Lexington.
John Parker He was the leader of the Minutemen at Lexington.
commander in chief Leader of all military forces.
earthworks Walls made of earth and stone.
olive branch An ancient symbol of peace.
John Dickinson He was a member of the Second Continental Congress who urged the men to make a decision not to go to war but to try again to settle differences with England peacefully.
Second Continental Congress 1. Create the Continental Army and put George Washington in control of it. 2. Each colony will donate money to purchase weapons, food, and uniforms. 3. Printed their own money called Continental Currency.
Battle of Bunker Hill The Patriots had set up earthworks on the top of Breed's Hill outside of Boston. British General Gage sent troops to capture the hill from the Patriots. The Patriots fought bravely but lost the hill.
Battle of Lexington and Concod British General Thomas Gage sent soldiers to Lexington to arrest John Hancock and Samuel Adams. They were also to capture the weapons stored in the town of Concord. Paul Revere rode to warm all the people that the Redcoats were coming.
Olive Branch Petition This was the petition written by the Second Continental Congress as a last effort to have peace between the British and the American Colonies. The king ignored it.
Created by: Mrs. Hastings