10 terms

US History Vocabulary #3


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One who wished to have the 13 colonies remain under the control of Great Britain
During the War of Independence, those colonists who supported separating from Great Britain.
Battle of Saratoga
Turning point in the Revolutionary War where France decided to send aid to the Americans
cruel and oppressive government or rule.
Articles of Confederation
America's first government, it provided a weak central government and power remaining in the hands of the states.
Northwest Ordinance
An act passed by the Articles of Confederation that outlined a procedure for admission of new states into the Union. It also prohibited the extension of slavery into what was then the "northwest".
Shays' Rebellion
An armed uprising in Massachusetts from 1786 to 1787. The protesters attempted to prevent the courts from seizing property from indebted farmers.
Primary Source
Materials directly related to a topic by time or participation. Examples include: letters, speeches, diaries, photographs, or artifacts
Secondary Source
Information that was created later by someone who did not experience first-hand or participate in the events or conditions you're researching.
A person or organization having power or control in a particular, typically political or administrative, sphere.