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What did the Treaty of Paris of 1783 do? It ended the American Revolution and forced Britain to recognize the United States as an independent nation.
Who was Abagail Adams? Wife of patriot and 2nd President John Adams women's patriot leader and women's rights advocate.
Who was Bernardo de Gálvez? Govener of the Spanish colony of Louisiana in 1777.
Who was James Madison considered to be? The Father of the Constitution
Who was James Armistead? A former slave, and American patriot who worked as a spy for the Americans against the British.
Who was Mercy Otis Warren? Patriot who wrote the first history of the Revolutionary War. From notes she had taken while in various patriot meetings.
What was the Articles of Confederation? The first American Constitution.
Who was Thomas Paine? Patriot who wrote pamphlets like "Common Sense" and "The Crisisto encourage American independence and resolve.
What are unalienable rights? Rights that can't be taken away, given up, or transferred.
Who was Ben Franklin? An inventor, statesman, diplomat, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and delegate to the constitutional convention.
What was the Declaration of Independence? A document written by Thomas Jefferson, declaring the colonies independence from England.
What was the purpose of Geoge Washington's Farewell Adress? Advised the United States to stay neutral in its relations with other nations to avoid entangling alliances.
What happened in Yorktown, Virginia? George Washington's troops defeated the British and signaled the end of the American Revolution.
Where were the 1st shots fired in the Revolution on April 1775? Lexington, Massachusetts
Who was George Washington? The leader of the Continental Army who became the 1st official president of the United States.
What was the site of the 1st battle of the American Revolution? Concord, Massachusetts?
Who was Thomas Jefferson? Writer of the Declaration of Independence; became the 3rd president of the United States and purchased the Louisiana territory, doubling the size of the United States.
What did the Treaty of Paris of 1763 do? Ended the French and Indian War and effectively kicked the French out of North America.
Who was Westworth Cheswell?
What is a Tyranny? A cruel and unjust government.
What is a Democracy? A form of government that is run for and by the people, giving people the supreme power?
Who was King Geoge III? The King of England who disbanded colonial legislatures, taxed the colonists, and refused the olive branch petition leading to the final break in the colonies.
What is a tariff? A tax placed on goods brought into a country?
What does the Constitution of the US do?
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