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American Revolution

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What was the French & Indian War? French and Indian War/Seven Years' War, 1754–63. The French and Indian War was the North American conflict in a larger imperial war between Great Britain and France known as the Seven Years' War.
What was the Proclamation of 1763? On October 7, 1763, King George III issued a proclamation that forbade colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains. In so doing, he hoped to placate Native Americans who had sided against him during the recently concluded Seven Years' War.
What was the Stamp Act? The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used.
What was the Declaration of Independence? The United States Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776
What does Preamble mean? the introductory part of a statute or deed, stating its purpose, aims, and justification.
What does Grievances mean? an official statement of a complaint over something believed to be wrong or unfair.
What does deceleration mean? a formal or explicit statement or announcement.
Who was Button Gwinnett? one of the D.O.I. signers from Georgia
Who was Lyman Hall? one of the D.O.I. signers from Georgia
Who was George Walton? one of the D.O.I. signers from Georgia
Who were Loyalist? Loyalists were American colonists who remained loyal to the British Crown during the American Revolutionary War
Who were Patriots? those colonists of the Thirteen Colonies who rebelled against British control during the American Revolution and in July 1776 declared the United States of America an independent nation.
Why was the battle of kettle creek important? a major encounter in the back country of Georgia during the American Revolutionary War. It was fought in Wilkes County about eight miles (13 km) from present-day Washington, Georgia.
Why is the siege of savannah important? It was the most serious military confrontation in Georgia between British and Continental troops, as the Americans, with help from French forces, tried unsuccessfully to liberate the city from its yearlong occupation by the British.
What does siege mean? a military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling the surrender of those inside
What was the Articles of Confederation? The Articles of Confederation was the first written constitution of the United States. Stemming from wartime urgency, its progress was slowed by fears of central authority and extensive land claims by states before was it was ratified on March 1, 1781.
What Constitutions were publish during this time period? the D.O.I and the Articles of Confederations
What was the treaty of Paris? ended the french and Indian war
What three signers of the D.O.I were from Georgia? Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, and George Walton
Who became first president of the united states? George Washington
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