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Tyranny a cruel and unjust government
Democracy a form of government that is run for and by the people, giving people the supreme power
Lexington,Massachusetts The first shots of the American Revolution were fired here
Battle of Saratoga The turning point of the American Revolution
Yorktown,Virginia The British defeat here by George Washington's troops signaled the end of the American Revolution
Tariff a tax on goods brought into the country
Protected Tariff a tax placed on goods from another country to protect the home industry
Unalienable Rights the rights that can't be given up, taken away, or transferred.Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Declaration of Independence Was a document written by Thomas Jefferson, declaring the colonies independence from England
Articles of Confederation First American Constitution, weak document that limited the power of congress by giving the states final authority of all of the decisions
Constitution of the United States Sets out all of the laws and principles of the government of the United States.
George Washington's Farewell Address Advised the United States to stay "neutral in it's relations with other nations" and to avoid "entangling alliances"
Treaty of Paris 1763 Ended the French/Indian war and kicked the French out of North America
Treaty of Paris 1783 ended the American Revolution and forced Britain to recognize the United States as an independent nation
James Armistead Former Slave and American Patriot who worked as a spy for the American's against the British
John Paul Jones American Patriot and Sea Captain.Father of U.S Navy
Wentworth Cheswell African American teacher, Patriot, American Revolutionary war veteran, assessor, auditor, and first black land owner in New England
Bernardo de Galvez Governor of Spanish colony of Louisiana in 1777. Helped America fight the British in Louisiana during the Revolutionary War
Haym Salmon was a polish born Jewish immigrant to America who played an important role in financing the Revolution
Sam Adams A member of the sons of liberty who started the Committee of Correspondence to stir public support for American independence
Ben Franklin Inventor,statesman, diplomat, signer of the Declaration of Independence and Delegate to the Constitutional Congress
Abigail Adams Wife of Patriot and 2nd President John Adams women's Patriot leader and Women's rights advocate
Mercy Otis Warren Patriot who wrote the first history of the Revolutionary War.
King George 3 King of England who disbanded the colonial legislatures, taxed the colonies, and refused the Olive Branch Petition leading to the Revolutionary War
Thomas Jefferson Wrote the Declaration of Independence; became the 3rd President of the United States and purchased the Louisiana territory
Thomas Paine Common Sense Author
George Washington General of the Continental army,1st President of the U.S
Alexander Hamilton Leader of Federalist, first treasurer of the U.S, creator of the Bank of the U.S, killed in a duel by Vice President Aaron Burr
Patrick Henry Famous quote "Give me liberty or give me death"
James Maddison Father of Constitution
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