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26.Tranny is a cruel and unjust government.
27.Democracy is a form of government that is run for and by the people, giving people the supreme power.
28.Lexington, Concord the first shots of the american revolution were fired at.
29. Concord,Massachusetts was the site of the first battle of the American Revolution.
30.The Battle of Saratoga was the turning point of the American Revolution.
31.Yorktown Virginia The British defeat at Yorktown,Virginia by George Washington troops signaled the end of the American Revolution.
32. Tariff A tariff is a tax on goods brought into a country
33.A protective Tariff is a tax placed on goods from another country to protect the home industry
34. Unalienable rights are rights that cannot be given up, taken away or transferred. Life,Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness, are some of those rights.
35. The Declaration Of Independence was a written document written by Thomas Jefferson, declaring the colonies independence from new England.
36.Articals of Confederation was the first American constitution. It was a very weak document that limited the power of the congress by giving states the final authority over all .decisions
37.Constitution of the United States sets out the laws and principles of the government of the United States.
38. George Washington's Farewell Address advised the United Sates to stay "neutral in its relations with other nations" and to avoid "entangling Alliances".
39. Treaty of paris of 1763 Ended the French and Indian war and effectively kicked the French out of North America.
40.Treaty of Paris 1783 Ended The American Revolution and forced Britain to recognize the United States as a independence nation.
41. James Armistead Former slave., & American patriot and who worked as a spy for the Americans against the British.
42.John Paul Jones American patriot and sea captain. Known as the farther of the U.S Navy. Attacked British ships in and around Britain.Known for the famous saying " I have not yet begun the fight".
43.Wentwroth Cheswell was an African-American teacher, patriot, American Revolution Veteran, assessor, auditor, first black landowner in New England.
44.Bernardo de Galvez govner of the Spanish colony of Louisiana in 1777. When Spain entered the Revolutionary War on the side of the American colonies, he helped fight the British in Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida. He kept the British busy in the south, and finally drove them
45. Haym Salomon Was a polish -born Jewish immigrant to america who played an important role in financing the Revolution.
46. Sam Adams was a member of the sons of liberty who started the Committee of correspondence to stir public support for American Independence
47. Ben Franklin was an Inventor, Statesman,Diplomat,signer of the declaration of independence. and delegate to constitutional government.
48. Abigail Adams Wife of patriot and 2nd president John Adams women's patriot leader and women right advocate. Wrote famous letters to husband John.
49. Mercy Otis Warren Patriot who wrote the first history of the Revolutionary war. From notes she had been taken while in various patriot meetings.
50. King George III Was the king who disbanded the colonial Legislatures, taxed the colonies, and refused the Olive Branch Petition leading to the final break with the colonies.
51. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence; became the 3rd president of the United States and Purchased the Louisiana territory, doubling the size of the United States.
52.Thomas Pain Wrote the Pamphlets like "common sense and the crisis to encourage American independence and resolve.
53. George Washington was the leader of the Continental Army who became the first official president of the United States.
54. Alexander Hamilton was a leader of the federalists, first Treasurer of the United States, creator of the Bank of the U.S, and killed in a duel by the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr.
55. Patrick Henry was a passionate patriot who became famous for his fiery speeches in favor of American Independence. His most famous quote included the words, "give me liberty or give me Death!".
56. James Madison is considered to be the "father of the constitution"
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