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American Revolution

French and Indian War War between France and England over land in the Ohio River Valley. Also known as the “Seven Year War”. England won the war but ended up in debt.
King George III English king that ruled over the colonies during the time of the American Revolution.
No Taxation Without Representation Phrase some colonists used to show they were upset because they wanted to have a say in Parliament and the new taxes.
Sugar, Stamp, Tea Act The British taxed the colonists on items they used frequently to pay off their debt for the French and Indian War including sugar, paper products and tea.
Sons of Liberty One of the groups of colonists that protested against the British. Their actions helped lead to the American Revolution.
British Troops in Boston England began to send troops to the colonies after raising taxes to keep the peace.
Parliament The name for the British government.
Boston Massacre A small crowd of colonists began taunting British soldiers. A larger crowd formed and a fight broke out between the two sides.
Boston Tea Party As a way to protest the tea tax, patriots snuck aboard a ship in Boston and through crates of tea in the harbor.
Bias The way we view things or perceive the way it is supposed to be even if it is not accurate.
Intolerable Acts The British created a series of laws that upset the colonists after the Boston Tea Party. Some patriots referred to them as intolerable.
Blockade One of the “Intolerable Acts” was that the British made it difficult to enter and leave Boston because they lined up their ships to block off the entry points.
Boycott Refusal to buy goods.
Quartering Colonists were required to house British soldiers.
Patriots Colonists that supported the idea of independence from Great Britain.
Loyalists Someone living in the colonies that sided with the British.
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