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Revolution

1776

TermDefinition
Sons of Liberty Secret Society formed to fight British taxation
Committees if Correspondence groups formed in all 13 colonies to plan resistance and communicate with each other
Revolution the overthrow of one government in favor of a new one
Diplomat person who represents a country in negotiations with another country.
French and Indian War French (and Huron allies) fight English (and Iroquois allies) england wins becomes one of causes of american revolution
Proclamation line o 1763 order by King George the third banning colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains.
parliament law-making group in England during the revolution
Act Law
Boston massacre British fire into mob of colonists killing 5
Boston Tea Party (1773) Colonists protest last remaining tax (on tea) by boarding ship and throwing overboard
Complaint of the colonists No taxation without representation
The Intolerable acts (1774) 5 laws passed to punish Boston for "Tea Party"
First continental congress (1774) meeting of reps from all 13 colonies sent letter to king requesting he take away I.A.
Militia Military group made up of regular citizens
minutemen Massachusetts militia trained to be ready to fight in 1 minute
battles of lexington and concord, 1775 First battles of the american revolution
patriot/whig/ rebel/ yankee a person in a favor of independence
loyalist/ tory a person loyal to England
Nuetralist a person who was undecided on the issue
British Regulars/lobsters/Redcoats
Colonial Army Continentals/Rebels/Patriots/americans
Second Continental Congress 1776 2nd meeting to discuss independence (all thirteen colonies)
Created by: Memecoon