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Democratic Heritage

independence free from control of others
liberty the condition of being independent
colony a group of people who move to another land but who are still ruled by the country that they moved from
colonists people who live in a colony
Red Coats/Lobster Backs nicknames for the British soldiers
King George III the ruing leader of England who angered the colonists by taxing them unfairly
Samuel Adams leader of the Patriots and member of the Sons of Liberty who helped to organize protests against unfair taxes
Parliament group of people who make the laws for Great Britain and its colonies
Boston Tea Party angry colonists dressed as Indians and threw 10,000 pounds of tea into the water
Boston Massacre colonists angry over unfair taxes fight with British soldiers in the streets of Boston
taxes money collected by the government for goods and services
Loyalists colonists, but they supported King George and did not want to separate from England
Patriots colonists who wanted to separate from England and create their own independent country
Paul Revere a patriot and member of the Sons of Liberty who believed in people's rights. Famous for his midnight ride warning colonists that the British troops were marching
British soldiers men who were members of the British Army; Red Coats, Lobster Backs, and Regulators
militia soldiers called to fight in an emergency, not a professional army
Sons of Liberty secret group of colonists formed in Boston to protest against England and unfair taxes; taxation without representation
boycott refusing to use or buy a product that is being taxed
Revolutionary War war between the American colonists and England from 1775-1783 in which the colonists won their freedom and became an independent country



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