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American revolution

treason the crime of fighting against ones own government
loyalist someone who was still loyal to the king
boycott a group of people refuses to buy, sell, or use certain goods
repeal to cancel a law
minutemen were militia with special training. They were ready at a minute notice.
quarter to give them food and shelter
delagtes someone who is chosen to speak and act for others
Benjamin Franklin He was one of the main people to persuade the french to help the patriot army. Also, he helped write the Declaration of Independence.
George III The leader of British government in the American Revolution
Paul Revere he warned the people the redcoats were coming
George Washington He was the leader of the patriots in the continental army.
John Adams an important lawyer defended the soldiers after the boston massacre. He also argued strongly for independence.
Patrick Henry said "the shot heard around the would" Made an angry speech about the stamp act
John Hancock helped write the declaration of independence and wrote his name in big letters
General Cornwallis He was the british general who surrendered at the battle
Thomas Jefferson he and 4 others got asked by congress to write the declaration of independence
The french and indian war a war between the French, and the Indians, and the British for control the Ohio River Valley.
how does the French and Indian war relate to the beginning of the American revolution The colonists were still mad because the British soldiers were on their land. The British won.
Stamp Act People made speeches against it.They boycotted. It is a tax that required almost everything printed on paper to have an official stamp before it could be bought and sold
Townshed Acts A tax on goods imported to the colonists. People were mad because they had no say in the decision to tax.
Boston Massacre Colonists argued with soldiers because they were in their city and it escalated into a fight with gun fire. A bloody event that occurred in Boston. Five people were killed, including Crispus Attucks. This event was used as propaganda by the patriots.
Tea Act They did not want parliament to tax them, and they didn't want just one company to control all of the tea. It was a British law that taxed tea and allowed only certain merchants to sell it.
Boston Tea Party Sons of Liberty held a protest to protest the tea act. The response was that they threw tea over board into the water.
Intolerable Acts. British response to the Tea Party. People throughout the colonies said the laws were too harsh. The first continental congress was started.
First Continental Congress Met in Philadelphia to discuss how to support the Massachusetts Patriots. Congress wrote a letter to British government that said that they should have the same freedoms as other British citizens.
Battles of Lexington and Concord 8 colonists lay dead after this battle. First shot fired has been called "The shot heard around the world." The shot that was first fired started the battle of Lexington and Concord.
identify the five parts of the Declaration of Independence 1- why the colonists must separate from Britain. 2- people have rights that cannot be taken away. 3- a list of complaints against the king. 4- it declares that the colonists are independent. 5- delegates of congress names signed
the 3 inalienable rights stated in the declaration 1- life 2-liberty 3-the pursuit of happiness
Lexington the british won it was the first battle
Concord the patriots won it was there first win
Bunker Hill the British won it showed the militia that they could fight well.
Trenton the Patriots won. so Washington's soldiers wouldn't give up. They did a surprise attack on christmas!
Saratoga the Patriots won. the french and other countries were convinced that America would win so they helped with money and people.
Yorktown the Patriots won it was the last major battle, the British surrendered
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