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8thGrHist-AmerRev

8th Grade US History - American Revolution Test 11.2.2015

TermDefinition
militia a military force made up of ordinary citizens
casualties a soldier who was killed, wounded, captured, or missing in battle
boycott to refuse to buy items in order to show disapproval or force acceptance of one's terms
repeal to cancel an act or law
writs of assistance a court document allowing customs officers to enter any location to search for smuggled goods
propaganda ideas or information intentionally spread to harm or help a cause
minutemen during the revolutionary era, a civilian sworn to be ready to fight with only one minute's notice
siege an attempt force surrender by blocking the movement of people or goods into or out of a place
unalienable rights a right that cannot be taken away
mercenaries a hired soldier
civil disobedience the use of nonviolent protests to challenge a government or its laws; the refusal to obey laws considered unjust
petition a formal request
Albany Plan of Union plan proposed by Ben Franklin that would unite the colonies under one government. The plan was rejected.
French and Indian War (1743-1763) war between French and British. They were fighting for control of North America. Britain won. The consequences for the colonists were: taxes and Proclamation of 1763.
Treaty of Paris 1763 the document that officially ended the French and Indian War. It gave Britain control of most of the land in North America.
Valley Forge winter 1777-78 law on food/clothing during harsh winter. 1/5 of Washington's men died from diseases and malnutrition. Friedrich von Steuben trained troops and turned Continental Army into well-trained group of soldiers
Proclamation of 1763 King George III told the colonists that they could not settle west of the Appalachian Mountains. It was ignored.