a person who betrays their country or group
two or more groups who support each other
a written request
to pass or approve a law
the group who elects the president
articles of confederation
the first plan people came up with to govern the new United States
when the government's power comes from the people
the second plan people came up with to govern the United States after the first one failed
a place where people share the same way of life
to move from one place to another
a way of life
things that come from the earth that are used by man
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
2nd paragraph of the Declaration of Independence. Those that signed this document were separating themselves from England. They believed that each person was given familiar rights by God. The right to life, freedom, and the opportunity to pursue a joyful life.
well trained organized land army, Royal Navy, well fed, well paid, most Indians sided with the Brits for a promise to protect their lands,
had everything (a grand cause) to fight for (homes, families, freedom from the crown), geography (terrain unfamiliar to British, settlements spread out, distance between England and U.S. too great, also had strong leaders like George Washington. The U.S. had an alliance with the French.
had no allies, distance between England and U.S. too much for the British weakness for the Rev War
weren't trained for war, undisciplined, unprepared, divided into separate colonies, had a tough time raising funds for basic equipment: shoes, blankets
a good that is brought into a place
to cancel or take back
an opinion that is presented formally
nickname for someone who was faithful to the British government
to sneak something into a country or across a border
a group of regular people who are trained to fight if they are needed
a person who was faithful to the British government
a group of regular people trained to fight who said they could be ready in 60 seconds
a person who felt that the colonies should be free from Britain
proclamation of 1763
A proclamation from the British government which forbade British colonists from settling west of the Appalacian Mountains, and which required any settlers already living west of the mountains to move back east.