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social studies flash cards about the revolutionary war 12/5/07

salutary neglect

the policy of weakly enforcing laws that england used ruling the Americans colonies for much of the late 1600s and early 1700s

French & Indian War

also known as the sevens year war, it was over land

Treaty of Paris 1763

Ended French and Indian War and Seven years War brought Britain all of French Canada.

Proclamation Act

it was a law made by the British that stated that no colonist go out past the Application mountains

Quartering Act

an act passed by the British that allowed British troops to live in the homes of the colonists

Stamp Act

1765, All paper must have a stamp on it and stamp taxes were raised

Stamp Act Congress

group of colonists who protested the Stamp Act, saying that Parliament couldn't tax without colonist' consent

Declaratory Act

1766; Britain's proclaimed the right to tax colonists for no reason without challenge

Townsend Acts

import taxes on tea paper glass and paint coloring

Boston Massacre

Soldiers opened fire on a crowd or protesters and caused death of 5 protesters.

Coercive Acts

Harsh laws passed to punish the people of Boston

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

Bunker Hill

British won but lost twice as many men

First Continental Congress

Del agates from all colonies except Georgia met to discuss problems with britain and to promote independence

Lexington & Concord

the first battle of the American Revolution (1775)


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.

Olive Branch Petition

An offer of peace sent by the Second Continental Congress to King George lll

Common Sense

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


a battle during the American Revolution

Valley Forge

place where washingtons army spent the winter because England has captured Philadelphia


Battle that gave Americans victory in the war

Treaty of Paris 1783

Treaty Between England and the Colonies , formally ended the American Revolutionary War

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