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the policy of weakly enforcing laws that england used ruling the Americans colonies for much of the late 1600s and early 1700s
Treaty of Paris 1763
Ended French and Indian War and Seven years War brought Britain all of French Canada.
it was a law made by the British that stated that no colonist go out past the Application mountains
an act passed by the British that allowed British troops to live in the homes of the colonists
Stamp Act Congress
group of colonists who protested the Stamp Act, saying that Parliament couldn't tax without colonist' consent
1766; Britain's proclaimed the right to tax colonists for no reason without challenge
Boston Tea Party
demonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor
First Continental Congress
Del agates from all colonies except Georgia met to discuss problems with britain and to promote independence
American revolutionary troops captured Fort Ticonderoga from the British in 1775 and gained 50 cannons
Second Continental Congress
The meeting of colonial delegates that approved the Declaration of Independence
Battle of Bunker Hill
A battle in Massachusetts in which the British won, but had more casualties than the Americans.
a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that claimed the colonies had a right to be an independent nation
Declaration of Independence
a document made by Thomas Jefferson given to England saying they wanted to be independent
place where washingtons army spent the winter because England has captured Philadelphia
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