The part of the British government that makes laws
Under this act passed by the British government, the colonists were required to house and feed British soldiers.
Sugar Act of 1764
Under this Act, a tax had to be paid on all sugar and molasses imported by the colonists
Stamp Act of 1765
Under this Act, the colonists had to pay taxes on newspapers, legal documents, books and playing cards.
Taxation without Representation
The colonists believed that Parliament had no right to impose taxes on them since there were no representatives from the colonists in Parliament.
A form of government in which the people have little or no say.
Sons of Liberty
A group of colonists who got together to fight against the Stamp Act.
To protest by refusing to buy certain goods/ to do certain things.
Tonwshend Act of 1767
Under this Act, the colonists had to pay taxes on item such as glass, paint, paper and tea imported from England
British soldiers fired on the colonists and killed 5 of them
Tea Act of 1773
Under this Act, the colonists were required to buy all their tea from England
Boston Tea Party
Several colonists disguised themselves as American Indians, boarded 3 tea ships and broke open the tea chest and then throwing them overboard.
Under this act, England created a blockade of the Boston Harbor and did not let ships in and out until all the tea from the Boston Tea Party was paid for.
Committees of Correspondence
Groups in different colonies that sent letters to each other about politics in colonies.
First Continental Congress
A meeting of delegates from all the colonies, except Georgia. At this meeting, it was decided to ban trade with England until all the Acts were repealed. It was also called on the colonies to start training militia.
an army of local citizens
The place where the first fighting in the Revolutionary War began.
Warned the colonists that the British were coming
volunteer soldiers who were ready to fight in a minutes notice
Second Continental Congress
decided to have an army led by George Washington
wanted to break free from the British and become independent
Colonists who were loyal to British government and its laws
Battle of Trenton
On Christmas day at night, Washington's soldiers began crossing the Deleware River. The next morning, they suprise attacked the British allies which were Hessians and defeated them.
Place where Washington's army spent the winter of 1777-1778. 1 4th of his troops died there
place where the final battle of the A.R. took place