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APUSH Midterm 2

Colonial Period 1754-1783

1754-1763 Dates of French and Indian War
1781 Battle of Yorktown
1776 Declaration of Independence
1783 Treaty of Paris
George III Tyrant king of England and ruler of colonies until Revolution
Thomas Jefferson Main author of Declaration of Independence
Sam Adams Politician who organized committees of correspondence in Boston
John Adams Large persuading voice in convincing Congress to declare independence
Abigail Adams Pioneer for women's rights
John Jay First Chief Justice of United States; president of Continental Congress
Two Treatises of Government John Locke; attacked patriarchal political system and suggested idea of natural rights
Common Sense & The Crisis Thomas Paine; 1st argued for freedom from British rule; 2nd written during Revolution: "These are the times that try men's souls"
Pontiac's Rebellion 1763; Native Americans dissatisfied with British policies attacked forts; much dirty fighting (British gave N.A. blankets infected with smallpox)
Proclamation of 1763 Purpose was to organize territory gained from French & Indian War
Declaratory Act (1766) Said Parliament had same authority in America as it did in Britain
Boston Tea Party 1773; colonists rebel against taxes by dumping British tea off ships
Boston Massacre 1770; Riots of colonists caused British soldiers to fire on mobs; 5 civilians killed, including Crispus Attucks
Coercive Acts 1774; Series of laws imposed by Britain on colonies in response to rebellion; viewed as violation of American rights
Quebec Act Dealt with government in Quebec; seen as violation of political rights
Battle of Lexington and Concord 1775; First battle of American Revolution; "shot heard 'round the world"
Battle of Bunker Hill 1775; Britain declared America to be officially in rebellion
Salutary Neglect Attitude of Britain toward American trade--did not strictly enforce limited trade
Writs of Assistance Allowed British officers to be able to conduct a search of property without evidence or permission
Stamp Act Congress 1765; Decided on petition against Stamp Act
Articles of Confederation 1781; Written constitution that created a weak federal government; not in use for long time
Sugar, Stamp, and Tea Acts Series of taxes imposed by Parliament on various items in America
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