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Chapter 19- Section 3: The American Revolution

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stamp act
an act passed by the British parliment in 1756 that raised revenue from the American colonies by a duty in the form of a stamp required on all newspapers and legal or commercial documents
Thomas Jefferson
he was a delegate from Virginia at the Second Continental Congress and wrote the Declaration of Independence. He later served as the third President of the United States
Benjamin Franklin
American intellectual, inventor, and politician He helped to negotiate French support for the American Revolution
George Washington
Commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and first president of the United States
Treaty of Paris
agreement signed by British and American leaders that stated the United States of America was a free and independent contry
James Madison
father of the constitution; leading federalist; author of the Bill of Rights, leads nation through War of 1812
federal system
a central government that has certain powers
absolutism
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
pragmatic
guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory