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Tyranny is a cruel and unjust government
Democracy is 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
Concord, Massachusetts was the site of the first battle of the american revolution
Battle of Saratoga turning point of the american revolution
Yorktown, Virginia the british defeat in Yorktown by George Washington's troops signaled the end of the american revolution.
Tariff is a tax on goods brought into a country
Protective Tariff a tax on goods from another country, to protect the home industry
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.
Decleration of Independance Document written by Thomas Jefferson, declaring the colonies independance from England.
Articles of Confederation 1st american constitution. Very weak document that limite the power of the Congress by giving states the final authority over all decisions.
Constitution of the United States sets out the laws and principles of the government of the U.S
George Washington's Farewell Adress advised the U.S to stay "neutral in it's relation with other nations" and to avoid "entangling alliances"
Treaty of Paris of 1763 ended the French and Indian War and effectively kicked the French out of North America
Treaty of Paris 1783 ended the American Revolution and forced the British to recognize the U.S as a independent nation.
James Armistead former slave, and american patriot who worked as a spy for the americans against the british
John Paul Jones Patriot and sea captain. Known as the father of the U.S navy. Attacked british ships around britain. Known for saying "I have not yet begun to fight".
Wentworth Cheswell African American teacher, patriot, American Revolution was veteran, assesor,auditor, first black landowner of Britain.
Bernardo de Galvez he helped fight the british in Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida.
Haym Salomon was a Polish-born Jewish immigrant to America who played an important role of financing the Revolution
Sam Adams was a member of the Sons of Liberty who started the Commitee of Correspondence to stir public support for American indipendence.
Ben Franklin was an inventor,statesman, diplomat, signer of the Decleration of Independance and delegate to Constitutional Convention.
Abigail Adams wife of 2nd president John Adams women's patriot leader and women's rights advocate. Wrote famous letters for husband John.
Mercy Ottis Warren Patriot who first wrote the history of the Revolutionary war from nots.
King George lll was the King of England who disbanded the colonial legislatures, taxed the colonies, and refused the Olive Branch Petition leading to the final break with the colonies.
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Indipendance, became the 3rd president of the United States, and purchased the Lousiana territory, doubling the size of the U.S
Thomas Paine wrote pamphlets like Common Sense and The Crisis to enourage American independance and resolve.
George Washington was the leader of the Continental Army who became the first official President of the United States.
Alexander Hamilton was a leader of the federalists, first Treasurer of the U.S, creator of the Bank of U.S. And killed in duel by the vice president of the U.S, Aaron Burr.
Patrick Henry was a passionate patriot who became famous for his fiery speeches in favor for American independance. Famous for saying "Give me liberty or give me death".
James Madison is considered to be the father of the Constitution.
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