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Gr 4 History Ch 10

Gr 4 History Ch 10 New Names

TermDefinition
King George III king of England at the time of America's War for Independence
Stamp Act unfair tax law that angered the colonists
Boston Massacre a fight between angry colonists and British soldiers in which five colonists were killed
Crispus Attucks black patriot killed during the Boston Massacre
Boston Tea Party a protest by American colonists who dumped over 300 chests of British tea into Boston Harbor
Continental Congress group of men who met before and during the War for Independence to decide what the colonies would do about England's unfair treatment
Minutemen Massachusetts soldiers who said they could be ready to fight at a minute's notice
Patrick Henry young patriot known for saying, "...as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
Paul Revere and William Dawes two men who warned the colonists of British attack
Ethan Allen daring American soldier who led the Green Mountain Boys to capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British
Declaration of Independence document which stated the reasons why American colonists wanted freedom from English rule
Thomas Jefferson author of the Declaration of Independence
John Hancock president of the Continental Congress
General George Washington commander chief of the colonial army; called "the Father of His Country"
Nathan Hale brave American spy who gave his life for his country; known for saying, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
Betsy Ross lady said to have stitched together the first American flag with stars and stripes
Flag Day celebrated on June 14; the anniversary of the day on which George Washington presented our country's new flag to Congress
George Rogers Clark soldier who captured British forts in the Northwest Territory for America
John Paul Jones brave sea captain who was one of the first officers of the American navy; he was determined our first navy would be successful
Bonhomme Richard John Paul Jone's ship
Serapis British ship captured by John Paul Jones in his most famous sea battle
General Lord Cornwallis British general who surrendered to George Washington
General Nathanael Greene American general who fought the British in the Southern Colonies
Treaty of Paris agreement which ended the War for Independence, giving the colonies their independence from England
Created by: mbrennan262