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The war between Great Britain and its thirteen American colonies from 1775 to 1783 that led to the founding of the United States of America.
Battle of Bunker Hill
Costly British 'victory' in 1775 over Colonial forces at a site near Charleston, Massachusetts
Boston Tea Party
A 1773 protest against British taxes in which Boston colonists disguised as Mohawks dumped valuable tea into Boston Harbor.
Committees of Correspondence
Groups organized in the 1770s to keep colonists informed of important events.
First Continental Congress
The assembly of colonial delegates from every colony except Georgia that met in 1774 in Philadelphia to oppose the Intolerable Acts.
The laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 that closed Boston Harbor, dissolved the Massachusetts assembly, and forced Boston colonists to house British soldiers.
Sons of Liberty
Groups of colonists who organized themselves to protest against the British government.
A law passed by the British Parliament in 1765 requiring colonists to pay a tax on newspapers, pamphlets, legal documents, and even playing cards.
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