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Events to Rev War

Virginia Standards of Learning for US History to 1865 covering SOLs 5d, 6a

French and Indian War a war in North America between France and Britain (both aided by indian tribes)
colonial legislatures made laws in the colonies, but their decision could be vetoed by the colonial governors or the king
Tea Act of 1773 colonists were required to buy all tea from Great Britain; tea was sold at a very low price but still had a small tax on it
colonial governors enforced the law in the colonies, helping to maintain order in the colonies; could set aside any laws the colonial legislatures made
Proclamation of 1763 a law passed by Parliament that said colonists could not move west beyond the Appalachian Mountains
Boston Massacre British soldiers fired into a crowd of colonists who were teasing and taunting them; five colonists killed
tax extra money paid by the colonists that British Parliament imposed on them
Daughters of Liberty a group of women that gathered together making clothing for the colonists as a way of protest
Lexington and Concord British soldiers marched from Boston to this place hoping to capture Samuel Adams and John Hancock and a stash of weapons; first shots of Rev War fired here
boycott a refusal to buy British goods/services
Intolerable Acts after the Boston Tea Party, as punishment to Bostonians, Boston Harbor was shut down and the people of Boston could not hold town meetings
Second Continental Congress George Washington became Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. Colonists made one last attempt at peace with Britain by sending the Olive Branch Petition to King George III.
repeal to cancel or take back and act or law
Committees of Correspondence groups of people in the the colonies who communicated through letters informing one another of British and colonial actions
Battle of Bunker Hill first real battle of the Revolutionary War; British succeeded in driving away the colonial army, but lost many more soldiers than the colonists
First Continental Congress men from all colonies except Georgia met in Philadelphia and agreed to stop all trade with Great Britain
Declaration of Independence Second Continental Congress declared independence from Great Britain; committee chose Thomas Jefferson to do the writing of this document
Sons of Liberty a group of colonial men that organized protests and boycotts with the hope that taxes would be repealed (taken back)
petition letters to the British government protesting taxation without representation
Boston Tea Party (1773) Sons of Liberty including Paul Revere and Samuel Adams led the colonists in dumping British tea into Boston Harbor
Stamp Act taxed paper products in the colonies such as newspapers and legal documents
Created by: ekdixon