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American Revolution

Grade 4

TermDefinition
revolution A sudden, complete change, such as the overthrow of an established government.
American Revolution This war is also known as the Revolutionary War. It was when the colonists fought for their independence from Britain.
Battles of Lexington and Concord These battles began the American Revolution where 700 British soldiers were defeated by the Minutemen who refused to give up their weapons.
Battle of Bunker Hill This battle was fought in Massachusetts where the British defeated the Americans.
Valley Forge After the Continental Army lost a battle at Brandywine, Pennsylvania, they moved here so that they could keep watch on the British.
Battle of Trenton George Washington led this battle that was fought on Christmas Day. It gave Patriots hope for the future when they won.
Battle of Saratoga This battle took place over three weeks and was a turning point in the war when the British soldiers were forced to surrender.
Battle of Yorktown This was the last major battle of the American Revolution. The Americans and French worked together to surround British General Cornwallis and his troops.
Battle of Kettle Creek This battle was a fought and won in Georgia.
Patriots Colonists who supported independence.
Loyalists Colonists who remained loyal to the king.
Neutralists Colonists who did not choose a side.
profiteering charging extra-high prices for their crops or goods
minutemen A member of the Massachusetts colony militia who could quickly be ready to fight the British.
surrender to give up in a battle
King George III ruler of Britain during the American Revolution
George Washington General During the American Revolution, 1st President of the United States, and a Founding Father of our country
Benjamin Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson Writer of the Declaration of Independence, a Founding Father, and 3rd President of the United States
Benedict Arnold American Hero for the Revolutionary War until he switched sides and fought for Britain, he became one of the most famous traitors in American History
Patrick Henry Politician, member of the Sons of Liberty, one of the leading figures in the Revolutionary Movement, and he is famous for his “give me liberty or give me death” speech
John Adams a Founding Father of our country, and 2nd President of United States
Paul Revere warned the people that the British were coming and member of the Sons of Liberty
French and Indian War France and American Indians fought Britain and the colonists over control of the Ohio River Valley. The war is also called the 7 year war because it lasted 7 years.
"No Taxation without Representation" Colonists felt like they should not be taxed by Britain because they did not have any representation in Parliament (the British Government)
Stamp Act of 1765 a tax on the use of paper
Sons and daughters of Liberty A group of colonists where the men (Sons) attacked tax collectors and the women (Daughters) made their own clothes instead of buying from Britain.
The Boston Massacre When British soldiers in Boston killed five colonists.
The Boston Tea Party Colonists dressed up as American Indians as they dumped tea into the Boston Harbor
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