FHS Campbell Hale 2010-2011

Valley Forge

Place where Washington's army spent the winter of 1777-1778, a 4th of troops died here from disease and malnutriton, Steuben comes and trains troops

Patriots

American colonists who were determined to fight the British until American independence was won

Continental army

The official army of the colonies, created by second continental congress and led by George Washington

Loyalists

American colonists who remained loyal to Britain and opposed the war for independence

Tories

The Tories were colonists who disagreed with the move for independence and did not support the Revolution.

United States Constitution

1787, Continental Congress made a constitution after Articles of Confederation failed; It included a central government divided into three branches (president, Senate, House of Representatives, and Supreme Court) and controlled by checks and balances. The Bill of Rights were ten amendments to the new constitution that guaranteed rights of freedom to citizens; made a national gov't that controlled taxes, army, trade, and currency.

Articles of Confederation

this document, the nations first constitution, was adopted by the second continental congress in 1781during the revolution. the document was limited because states held most of the power, and congress lacked the power to tax, regulate trade, or control coinage

Continental Congress

the legislative assembly composed of delegates from the rebel colonies who met during and after the American Revolution

Land ordinance of 1785

A law that divided much of the United States into a system of townships to facilitate the sale of land to settlers

Northwest ordinance of 1787

Created the Northwest Territory (area north of the Ohio River and west of Pennsylvania), established conditions for self-government and statehood, included a Bill of Rights, and permanently prohibited slavery

Bill of Rights

The first 10 amendments to the Constitution

Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom

1777 promoted religious freedom for the state of Virginia and later all over

Constitutional Convention

The meeting of state delegates in 1787 in Philadelphia called to revise the Articles of Confederation. It instead designed a new plan of government, the US Constitution.

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