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American Revolution

TermDefinition
Grievance Complaint
Militia Citizen soldiers, volunteers
New York "These are the times that try men's souls." Battle in summer of `1776 in which Washington's men were badly beaten and had to retreat from Long Island
Boycott To refuse to buy as a form of protest
Petition A written request
Natural Rights Rights that people are born with, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Propaganda Information designed to influence public opinion
Patriot Someone who supports independence
Loyalist Someone who is loyal to a king
Martyr Someone who dies for a religious cause
Olive Branch Petition Colonists' last attempt to make peace with King George III
George III King of England during the American Revolution
Sons of Liberty Patriot group organized by Samuel Adams
Proclamation of 1763 A document that prohibited colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains
Stamp Act A law that taxed all printed materials in the colonies
Sugar Act A law that taxed molasses in the colonies
Saratoga Benedict Arnold led the Americans to victory in New York in 1777
Lexington and Concord known as the "shot heard 'round the world"
Yorktown last battle of the American Revolution - Cornwallis surrendered in Virginia
Trenton Washington crossed the Delaware River and surprised the Hessians to win this battle.
Bunker Hill A defeat for the Americans, but the British suffered heavy casualties outside of Boston in 1775
Crispus Attucks died during the Boston Massacre
Thomas Preston accused of murder during the Boston Massacre
Bonhomme Richard John Paul Jones beat the British Navy - "I have not yet begun to fight."
Created by: MrsAnderson071