Terms in this set (28)
Battle of Kettle Creek
Small Revolutionary War battle in Georgia where patriot forces, led by Elijah Clarke, defeated 600 loyalist; one of the few patriot victories in the state.
Boston Tea Party
An act of protest that occurred in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 16, 1773; a group of colonists dressed as Indians dumped 342 chests of tea in Boston Harbor to protest the Tea Act. Due to this action, the British instituted the Intolerable Acts to punish the colonists for their actions.
Lieutenant Colonel of patriot forces who led the victory at the Battle of Kettle Creek.
A written document that outlines a country's government
Slave who fought and was wounded at the Battle of Kettle Creek; awarded his freedom and a land grant by the state for his heroics.
Declaration of Independence
Three part document that discusses natural rights, explains the wrongs committed by King George, and offers an official declaration of independence from England.
First Continental Congress
The first convention of delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies that gathered to discuss the colonists' reaction to the Intolerable Acts
Georgia signer of the Declaration of Independence; killed in a duel with Lachlan McIntosh
Georgia Revolutionary War frontierswoman whose heroic actions led to the naming of a Georgia county in her honor
Georgia signer of the Declaration of Independence; governor of Georgia.
A group of five acts issued by the British Parliament designed to punish the Massachusetts colony for the Boston Tea Party
An American soldier who was killed during the Siege of Savannah; was well known for his heroic actions during the war
Tthe Georgia chapter of the Sons of Liberty; established in protest of the Stamp Act.
Colonists who were loyal to Great Britain.
Citizen soldiers; the state's armed forces
A colonist who wanted to become independent from Great Britain
Polish nobleman who fought for the patriot cause; was killed during the Siege of Savannah
Proclamation of 1763
Royal proclamation that forbade English colonists from settling newly acquired land west of the Appalachian Mountains
The beginning of a document that explains why the document exists. In the case of the Declaration of Independence the preamble explains natural rights
Seven Years War
Global conflict between the European great powers; the French and Indian War was part of this larger conflict
Siege of Savannah
A failed attempt by the French and Americans to recapture Savannah during the Revolution
Sons of Liberty
Group established by Sam Adams in Boston, Massachusetts, to protest the Stamp Act and other English taxes
An act established by the British government to help repay the cost of the French and Indian War. This act was one of the first direct taxes placed on the colonies by the British Government causing much protest amongst the colonists. The act, which placed a tax on all legal documents, newspapers, and other paper products, was repealed in 1766.
Another term for a loyalist
A short lived independent state established by Elijah Clarke.
U.S. Bill of Rights
Rights-The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
The youngest of the Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence; Georgia governor, and U.S. Senator.
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