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1787 US Constitution was written
1620 Mayflower Compact
Mayflower Compact a form of self-government
Bill of Rights first 10 Amendments
1st Amendment freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly, and petiton
Loyalists those who did NOT want independence from England
Patriots those who DID want independence from England
Stamp Act example of taxation without representation
Battle of Saratoga turning point in the American Revolution
Battle of Yorktown last big battle of the American Revolution
Battles of Lexington and Concord first battles of the American Revolution, also known as "shots heard around the world"
Winter at Valley Forge US soldiers died of frostbite and starvation
Grievance complain in the Declaration of Independence
Because King George III had too much power The President is limited by other branches of government
Mercantilism the colonies made the Mother Country of England rich
Revolutionary Era all the events that happened during the time of the American Revolution
Roger Williams got expelled (kicked out) of Massachusetts for religious reasons
Unalienable Rights life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Puritans and Pilgims came to American colonies for religious reasons
Created by: mcphersonm