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Vocabulary list

TermDefinition
French and Indian War War between Britain and France from 1756-1763.
Declaration of Independence US document that stated reasons why colonists should be free from British rule
Jamestown First English Colony in North America set up to gain a profit for its investors.
US Constitution Became the official law of the United States after the Bill of Rights was added
Sons of liberty Colonial group that protested against British taxes
George Washington Commanding General of Colonial Army during American Revolution. Later 1st US President.
John Adams He defended the British soldiers in court after the Boston Massacre.
Thomas Jefferson He was the main author of Declaration of Independence
Quartering act Required Colonists to allow British soldiers into their homes
Loyalists A Colonist that did not want Independence from Britain
Bias Requires careful study when interpreting historical sources due to prejudice
Paul Revere Best remembered for his engraving of the Boston Massacre
Lexington and Concord Location where Revolutionary war started
Saratoga Battle known as the turning point in the American Revolution
Yorktown Final major battle of the American Revolution
Climate and Geography Factors that play an important role in determining the economy of the 13 Colonies
Primary sources journals, letter, autobiographies and artifacts are all examples
British taxes They were needed because the government of Britain needed money to pay its debts
Created by: khalupka