A firey patriot who openly rebelled against England and made his money in a smuggling operation.
A Tory member as well as King George's Pime Minister and yes-man who advocated repeal of the Townshend Acts.
Prime Minister who authorized many Acts, Laws, and Taxes that repressed the Americans.
A politian and contributer to the Revolution. Led the Boston Tea Party and attended the First Continental Congress.
Member of government who thought up the Townshend Acts.
A firey patriot who attended the Continental Congress and was the Second President.
A freeblack man who led and died in the Boston Massacre.
Marquis de Lafayette
A young frenchman who was made major-general of the colonial army.
King George III
The reigning king before, during, and after the American Revolution.
Baron von Steuben
A stern drill master who whipped the colonists into fighting trim against the British. He was German.
Governor of Massachusetts during the Boston Tea Party.
Wife of John Adams who was a patriot and wanted to change women's status.
Worked as a foreign diplomat in order to gain assistance from other countries.
An Englishstatesman who warned that if the English didn't treat the Americans as equals.
A loyalist who expressed her concern of the unity between the Patriots and Tories.
A lawyer and essayist who didn't have a big problem with the New English taxes.
A Scotsman who was greatly opposed to mercantilism. He was considered the "Father of Modern Economics."
An economic theory where a mother country exploits raw materials from their colony and exports than imports.
No Taxation Without Representation
An angry cry by the colonists who felt they weren't being represented in Parliament due to the amount of taxe given.
Agreement among the colonies to decrease their purchases of British goods.
The crown's right to override any legislation passed by the colonial government.
Tax placed on an item leaving the colonies.
Tax placed on an item coming into the colonies.
Avoiding using or buying products until certain conditions of the consumer are met.
The raw materials of America that had to be sent to England before it could go anywhere else.
Board of Trade
An association of businessmen who was incharge of trade.
Sons of Liberty and Daughters of Liberty
A group of patriots who took the law into their own hands.
Act stating theat the French of Quebec could rule the land the British had just won the settlers there.
Act that enforced British mercantilism to where England made the most profit.
Theory that all members of Parliament represented British citizens, even the Americans.
Repealed the Stamp Act but stressed that England was totally incharge.
First Continental Congress
Discussed grivances, wrote the Decleration of Rights, and decided to boycott British goods.
The first Act to extract revenue from the colonists; taxed sugar from the West Indies.
Taxes that were placed on lead, paper, glass, paint, and tea.
Fight between soldiers and colonists in Boston. First person killed in the name of the revolution.
A complete boycott of all British goods put in place by the Continental Congress.
Act that taxed all legal documents, playing cards, newspapers, and pamphlets.
Act stating that the colonists must house and feed British troops.
Committees of Correspondence
A letter writing system set up by Samuel Adams that allowed colonies to know what was happening elsewhere.
German soldiers who the British payed to have them fight for England.
Courts set up by the British where there was only a British judge an no jury.
Boston Tea Party
Led by Samuel Adams, patroits dressed as Indians and threw tea off a ship and into Boston Harbor.
Those who remained loyal to the king and England during the Revolutionary War.
Stamp Act Congress
A legislation set up in order to beseech the king to repeal the Stamp Act.
Act that moved all trials to England, shut down Boston Port, and abolished public meetings.
British East India Company
The large trade monopoly held by England in East India.
Battle of Lexington and Concord
Known as the "shot heard round the world" and began the revolution. British soldiers were looking for a cache of weapons and gunpowder that was either in Lexington and Concord.