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Mr. Boyer

American Revolution Terms

The first shots fired in the American Revolution Lexington and Concord
militiamen who were ready to battle in a short amount of time Minutemen
colonist who fought for independence patriots
colonist who sided with England during the Revolution Loyalist
Commander of the Continental Army George Washington
Nickname for British Soldiers Redcoats
year that the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783
a tax that the British parliament placed on Newspapers and other official documents sold in the American Colonies Stamp Act
turning point in the Revolutionary war, major victory for the Colonists Battle of Saratoga
Philosopher that developed the idea of the social contract John Locke
Author of "Common Sense" Thomas Paine
A written pamphlet that claimed that the Colonies had rights to indpendence Common Sense
King of England during the American Revolution King George III
Author of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson
First Bloodshed of the American Revolution, British guards kill Americans Boston Massacre
Created by: boyer51