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American Revolution

5th Grade Social Studies

allies friends in war
boycott refuse to buy or use something
French and Indian War war between the British and French and their Native American allies
Proclamation of 1763 law that colonists could not settle west of the Applachian Mountains
Stamp Act placed taxes on printed materials
Townshend Acts laws passed by Parliament in 1767 that taxed goods
Parliament Great Britain's law-making body
Battle of Bunker Hill first major battle in the Revolutionary War
Boston Massacre 1770-British soldiers killed 5 colonists
Boston Tea Party colonists dumped tea in the Boston Harbor
Committee of Correspondence groups of colonists who spread news
First Continental Congress meeting of representatives from every colony, but Georgia
Declaration of Independence declaring independence from Great Britain
Intolerable Acts laws passed to punish the colonists
loyalist American colonists who are loyal to King George III
militia group of ordinary people who trained for battle
minutemen colonists who would be ready to fight in a minutes notice
patriot colonists who supported independence
Paul Revere rode from Boston to Lexington to warn the patriots
repeal to cancel a law
Second Continental Congress event where the Declaration was written
Stamp Act placed taxes on printed materials
Tea Act the colonists could only buy tea from the East India Company
traitor people who were against their own country
Treaty of Paris ended the American Revolution