socail studies flashcards about american revolution

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