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American Revolution

Pre-Revolutionary War: Causes/People/Events

Samuel Adams organized and began the Sons of Liberty
Paul Revere warned the Patriots that the British soldiers were on their way to Concord; was a silversmith
Thomas Jefferson young lawyer from Virginia; main writer of the Declaration of Independence
John Hancock wanted the king to notice his signature on the Declaration of Independence; was president of the 2nd Continental Congress
Patrick Henry said, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"
Parliament the law-making body of England
Patriots dressed as Indians and dumped tea into the Boston harbor
King George III English ruler who taxed the colonists
Loyalists supported the king's ideas and were loyal to England
Crispus Attucks first black American to die for America's freedom
Proclamation Line established (end of French and Indian War) 1763
Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Townshend Acts 1764-1767
Boston Massacre 1770
Boston Tea Party 1773
Intolerable Acts 1774
Revolutionary War begins at Lexington and Concord 1775
Signing of the Declaration of Independence 1776
tax which affected the colonists' ability to make rum at a reasonable cost for export Sugar Act
required colonists to pay a tax on legal documents, any printed materials, and even playing cards Stamp Act
Townshend Act put a tax on these items tea, lead, paper, glass, and paint
Intolerable Acts included 5 different acts that angered the colonists; Two of the main acts were closing the port in Boston and the Quartering Act.
Boston Massacre 1770; snowball fight & argument between colonists and British soldiers; 5 Americans were killed, including Crispus Attucks, the first black American to die for America's freedom
Boston Tea Party Patriots led by Samuel Adams dressed as Indians; dumped tea into the Boston Harbor to protest the tax on tea; King George very upset and closed the port of Boston as punishment.
Battle of Lexington & Concord Patriots had hidden guns and gunpowder at Concord; British heard about it & went to seize it; Paul Revere & William Dawes warned the colonists that British soldiers were on the way; became known as the "Shot Heard 'round the World"
1st part of Declaration of Independence stated... the 27 wrongs done by the king to the colonies
2nd part of Declaration of Independence stated... how the new nation would be governed
3rd part of Declaration of Independence stated... that the colonies stood united and were officially declaring war against England
3 inalienable rights stated in the Declaration of Independence the right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Created by: pcsteacher