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26. Tranny Cruel or unjust government .
27. Democracy Government run by the people and for the people . giving power to the people .
28. Lexington , Massachusetts First shot of the american revolution.
29. Concord , Massachusetts First battle of the american revelution .
30. The battle of Saratoga Turning point in the american revelution .
31. Yorktown, Virginia Defeat of British . surrender of Cornwallis . end of american revelution.
32. Tariff Tax on goods brought into the country.
33. Protective tariff Tax placed on goods from another country to protect the home industry.
34. Unailiable rights Cannot be given up, taken away , or transfered . includes life , liberty, and the persuit of happiness.
35. Declaration of Independence Document written by Thomas Jefferson , declaring the colonies independence from england .
36. Articles of confederation First american consistution , very weak document limiting the power of congress giving the states final authority over all desicions .
37. Constitution of the united states Set out laws and principals of the government of the united states .
38. George Washington's farewell adress Advised the united states to stay "neutral in its relations with other nations" and to avoid "entanglining alliances"
39. Treaty of Paris 1763 Ended French and Indian war and effectively kicked French out of north america
40. Treaty of Paris 1783 Ended the american revolution forcing the british to recognize the united states as an independent nation
41. James armistead Former slave & american patriot who worked as a spy for the Americans against the british
42. John Paul jones American patriot and sea captain. Known as the father of the US navy . attacked broth ships in and around Britain . known for saying "I have not yet begun to fight."
43. Wentworth cheswell African American teacher, patriot, american revolutionary war veteran, assessor, auditor, first black land owner in new england
44. Bernardo DE galvez Governor of the Spanish colony in lousianna in 1777. Helped fight the British in lousianna, Alabama and Florida when Spain joined alliances with america. Drove British from the south .
45. Haym salomon Polish-born Jewish immigrant to america who financed the american revelution .
46. Sam adams Member of sons of liberty and started comitee of correspondence to stir public support for american independence .
47. Benjamin franklin Inventor, statesman , diplomat, signer of declaration of independence and delegate for the constitutional convention
48. Abigail Adams Wife of 2nd president john Adams. Women's rights advocate and wrote famous letters to her husband john .
49. Mercy Otis warren Patriot who wrote the first history of the revolutionary war . from notes she had taken from attending patriot meetings.
50. King george III king of England who disbanded the colonial legislation, taxed the colonies, refused the olive branch petition , leading to final break with the colonies.
51. Thomas Jefferson Wrote the declaration of independence . 3rd president of the US. and purchased the lousianna purchase dubbling the size of the US
52.Thomas Paine Wrote pamphlets like common sense and the crisis to encourage american independence and resolve.
53. George Washington Leader of continental army and first official president of the US
54. Alexander hamilton Leader of federalists. First treasurer of the US. creator the the bank of the US. and killed in a due by the vise president of the US, Aaron burr.
55. Patrick henry Patriot famous for fiery speeches in favor of american independence. Famous words include "give me liberty or give me death"
56. James madison "Father of consitution"
57. Checks and balances All branches of government balance each other and their actions
58. Federalism Shared power between states and federal government
59. Seperation of powers Each branch has their own powers
60. Popular sovereignty Practice in which each territory to decide for themselves to allow slavery .
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