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American Revolution1

Boycott To refuse to buy goods in order to make a point
Patriot An American who supported Independence
Loyalist An American who wanted to stay loyal to England
Boston Massacre Event where British soldiers fired into American civilians on a city street
Boston Tea Party Protest against the Tea Act by the Sons of Liberty
Quartering Act law that stated British soldiers could live in American homes for free
Intolerable Acts Laws that were a punishment on Boston for the Boston Tea Party
Sons of Liberty radical political group that wanted independence and planned many protests
John Adams American leader and lawyer for the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre
Proclamation of 1763 Line in the Appalachian mountains that stopped Americans from moving West
French and Indian War Event that placed the English king in a large amount of debt
Sugar Act Tax on sugar from other countries
Townshend Act tax on paint, lead, glass, paper and tea. Punishment on NY for not following the Quartering Act
Stamp Act Law that said any paper document required an official stamp
Propaganda When the government using exaggerated or selective information to convince groups of people of an idea
Mercantilism The idea that a colony only exists to make its mother country money
Olive Branch Petition Letter to the king with complaints, last chance to avoid war
George Washington General of the American Army
Saratoga Turning point of the American Revolution
Yorktown Last battle of the American Revolution
Lexington and Concord First battles of the war
Treaty of paris Treaty that ended the war, established the US as independent, and said all Loyalists were allowed to go free
Patrick Henry Give me Liberty or give me death
James Armistead Spy for the American army
Benjamin Franklin Important leader, negotiated with France, helped come up with ideas for the Declaration of Independence
Abigail Adams America's first feminist
Mercy Otis Warren Female writer who wrote the first history of the American Revolution.
Crispus Attucks First person to die in the Boston Massacre/American Revolution
Samuel Adams Started the Sons of Liberty
John Paul Jones Famous Naval Hero
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