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Revolutionary War 75

Mr. Holzshu's Revolutionary War Stack

Great Britain imposed strict control over trade
Great Britain taxed the colonies after the French and Indian War
The colonies traded raw materials for goods made in Great Britain
Colonists had to obey ______, which were enforced by governors. British laws
Colonial governors were appointed by the king
A colonial legislature made ____ for each colony but was monitored by the colonial governor. laws
Great Britain desired to remain a world power
Great Britain imposed taxes, such as the Stamp Act, to raise necessary revenue to pay the French and Indian War
The colonists were taxed to help finance the maintenance of the cost of British troops in the colonies
The colonies had no representation in Parliament
Some colonists resented the power of the colonial governors
Great Britain wanted strict control over colonial legislatures
The colonies opposed the British taxes
The Proclamation of l763, which followed the French and Indian War, restricted the western movement of settlers
People have “certain unalienable rights” (rights that cannot be taken away)— to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness
People establish government to protect those rights
Government derives power from the people
People have a right and a duty to change a government that violates their rights
King George III British king during the Revolutionary era
Lord Cornwallis British general who surrendered at Yorktown
John Adams Championed the cause of independence
George Washington Commander of the Continental Army
Thomas Jefferson Major author of the Declaration of Independence
Patrick Henry Outspoken member of the House of Burgesses; inspired colonial patriotism with his “Give me liberty or give me death” speech
Benjamin Franklin Prominent member of the Continental Congress; helped frame the Declaration of Independence; helped gain French support for American independence
Phillis Wheatley Enslaved African American who wrote poems and plays supporting American independence and who eventually gained her freedom
Paul Revere Patriot who made a daring ride to warn colonists of British arrival
Boston Massacre Colonists in Boston were shot after taunting British soldiers
Boston Tea Party Samuel Adams and Paul Revere led patriots in throwing tea into Boston Harbor to protest tea taxes
First Continental Congress Delegates from all colonies except Georgia met to discuss problems with Great Britain and to promote independence
Battles at Lexington and Concord The first armed conflicts of the Revolutionary War
Approval of the Declaration of Independence The colonies declared independence from Great Britain (July 4, 1776)
Battle of Saratoga This American victory was the turning point in the war
Surrender at Yorktown This was the colonial victory over forces of Lord Cornwallis that marked the end of the Revolutionary War
Signing of the Treaty of Paris Great Britain recognized American independence in this treaty
Colonial advantages Some colonists’ defense of their own land, principles, and beliefs
Additional support from these two countries. France & Spain
This came from Jefferson, Washington & Franklin Strong leadership
The American version of Parlaiment. congress
"No Taxation without Representation" Don't tax us if you're not going to let us help make laws
Where the laws of the colonies were made. Colonial Legislatures
Rights that can NOT be taken away. Unalienable Rights
"Give me Liberty or Give Me Death!" I would rather fight than live under the unfair practices of King George III.
Life Liberty and Property Natural Rights
Creator of the Natural Rights John Locke
Created by: erichholzshu
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