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American Revolution

TermDefinition
Revolution The overthrow of one government in favor of a new one
Diplomat Person who reps a country in negotiations with another country
French and Indian war 1754-1763 French(and Huron allies) fight English(and Iroquois allies)... England wins... becomes one of causes of American Rev
Proclamation line of 1763 Order by king George 3 banning colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains
Parliament Law-making group in England during the Revolution
Act Law
Boston tea party (1773) colonist protest last remaining tax (on tea) by boarding ship and throwing overboard .
Battles of Lexington and Concord,1775 First battles of the american revolution
Patriot/ whig/rebel/yankee A person in favor of independence
Loyalist/tory A person loyal to England
Neutralist A person who was undecided on the issue.
The Intolerable Acts (1774) 5 laws passed to punish Boston for the “Tea
Militia Military unit made up of regular citizens
Minutemen Massachusetts militia who were trained to be ready to fight with “1 minute” of notice.
First Continental Congress (1774) Meeting of reps from all 13 colonies; sent letter to king asking him to take away the I.A.
Main complaint of the colonists “No taxation without representation”
Sons of Liberty Secret society formed to fight British taxation
Committees of Correspondence Groups formed in all 13 colonies to plan resistance and communicate with each other.
British soldiers Regulars/lobsterbacks/redcoats
Colonial Army Continentals/Rebels/Patriots/Americans
Second continental congress (1776) Created continental army/declared independence
King George ||| King of England during the Revolution
Treaty of Paris Treaty which ended the American Revolution
Battle of Yorktown Colonial victory last battle of the American Revolution
Battle of Saratoga Colonial victory convinces France,Spain,and Holland to assist the Revolution
Created by: Nevaeh19