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13 Colonies to the American Revolution

Reasons to come to the new world Indentured Servitude, Economic Opportunity, Religious Freedom and to Escape Prison
Parliament England's Law Making Body
Appalachian Mountains Western Border of the 13 Colonies
Proclamation of 1763 Forbid the colonists from settling West of the Appalachian Mountains
Mayflower Compact Agreement between the Pilgrims that they would follow the laws established by all in the colony
Cash Crop A crop grown to earn Money
Staple Crop A crop grown to survive
Sons of Liberty First gang in the colonies led protests against Taxes and Acts
Intro to Declaration of Independence "We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights that amongst these rights are life liberty and the pursuit of happiness"
Stamp Act Required all legal documents and items made of paper to have a "stamp" (Pay Extra)
Loyalist A colonist loyal to the English Crown
Patriot A Colonist that was loyal to the idea of breaking away from the crown
Lobsterback Name given to red coats or England's Soilders
Boston Tea Party 342 chest of tea were dumped into harbor for protest against tea act.
Boston Massacre 5 colonist were killed when Red Coats fired into a mob of angry colonists
Olive Branch Petition Letter sent to King George III trying to ask to work some sort of deal out
Declaration of Independence Written by Thomas Jefferson Declared Independence for England Life Liberty Pursuit of Happiness
Unalienable RIghts Rights that can't be taken away
Treaty of Paris Ended the American Revolution
Articles of Confederation First Government in the USA created after the American Revolution
Great Awakening Religious Revival led by Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield Preached living a good life and Redemption for all
Date the Declaration of Independence was written July 4,1776
Quartering Act Required Colonist to provide food and shelter for the Red Coats
Weakness of the Articles of Confederation Could not raise army,Unanimous votes needed for change,States had all the power,Congress could not control trade
Repeal To do away with
Treason To commit a crime against your country
Import To bring in goods from another country
Export To ship out to another country
Unalienable Rights Rights that cant be taken away Life Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness
Thomas Paine Author of "Common Sense" Inspired the colonist to declare their Independence
Mercenary A soldier that is paid to fight from another country
Natural Rights Rights that can not be taken away. John Locke
Government is given its powers from The People
When a government is destructive it is the right of the people to "Alter or Abolish"
Magna Carta What was one of the first documents to help protect the rights the of free individuals?
Lexington and Concord First shots of the American Revolution
Republic Which of the following is a government in which representatives are elected by the people
Writs of Assistance They allow law officials to search any colonists
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