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American Revolution

Treason The crime fighting against one's own government.
Loyalist Someone who is still loyal to the king.
Boycott A group of people that refuse to buy, sell, and use certain goods.
Repeal To cancel a law.
Minutemen Militia with special training.
Quarter To give people food and shelter.
Delegates Someone chosen to speak and act for others.
Benjamin Franklin Got help from France. Helped write the Declaration of Independence.
King George III Leader of the British government at the American Revolution.
Paul Revere Warned the militia that the British soldiers were coming. Rode from Boston to Lexington.
George Washington Lead the continental army.
John Adams Defended the soldiers at their trial after the Boston Massacre.
Patrick Henry A patriot from Virginia who said a thrilling speech to Virginia delegates. "Give me liberty or give me death!"
John Hancock Signed his name in large letters on the Declaration of Independence.
General Cornwallis Lead the British army, surrendered to the Patriots.
Thomas Jefferson Helped write the Declaration of Independence.
French and Indian War A conflict between the British and the French over land holdings and trade in the Ohio River. British won but had to make up money so they started taxing people.
Stamp Act A tax that required almost everything printed on paper to have an official stamp before it could be bought and sold.
Townshend Acts A tax on goods imported to the colonies.
Boston Massacre A bloody event that occurred in Boston. Five people were killed, including Crispus Attucks. This event was used as a propaganda by the Patriots.
Tea Act A British law that taxed tea and allowed only certain merchants to sell it. Patriots responded by the Boston Tea Party.
Boston Tea Party The sons of Liberty staged this protest on a December evening to protest the Tea Act by throwing tea off boats so the British couldn't make money. British responded by the Intolerable acts.
Intolerable Acts British response to the Boston Tea Party. Including the Quartering Act and the closing of the port to Boston. Had the First Continental Congress.
First Continental Congress Met in Philadelphia to discuss how to support the Massachusetts Patriots
Battles of Lexington and Concord The first battles of the American Revolution. The first shot was called "The shot heard 'round the world." Patriots won.
Concord Was a victory for the Patriots and gave the Patriots confidence.
Bunker Hill Was a victory for the British but showed that the Patriots could fight well.
Trenton Was a victory for the Patriots which the Patriots did a surprise attack and gave them confidence.
Saratoga Was a victory for the Patriots that showed the French that they could fight well. It got help from France.
Yorktown Was a victory for the Americans and won their independence.
Lexington Was a victory for the British, it was the start of the American Revolution.
Describe the French and Indian War and how it relates to the beginning of the American Revolution? A war between the French and British. The British won but it cost them a lot of money so they had to tax people. This caused the the American Revolution.
Declaration of Independence Explains why the colonist must become independent, why their rights can't be taken, complaints against the king, argues that the colonies are free, signed their names.
List the events on the timeline in chronological order French and Indian War, Stamp act, Townshend acts, Boston Massacre, Intolerable acts, First Continental Congress, Battles of Lexington and Concord.
Created by: ocouture47