Causes of the American Revolution
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King George III forbidding colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains; it was meant to prevent confrontations between colonists and Indians, but it angered colonists who wished to settle in the Ohio River valley
Proclamation of 1763
law passed by Parliament in 1774 known as the Coercive Acts; This law closed the port of Boston until tea was paid for, made Boston quarter troops, town meetings were banned.
law passed by parliament in 1765 to help pay the French and Indian War debt; it required that all legal documents such as diplomas, wills, contracts, and newspapers have an official stamp showing a tax had been paid; Colonists reacted with boycotts and the Stamp Act Congress
The colonists called the Coercive Acts by this name
Colonists reacted to the Coercive Acts by
boycotting and meeting in Philadelphia for the First Continental Congress
The action of revoking or annulling a law or congressional act
An English legislature similar to congress (legislative branch)
This Economic system involving a mother country and her colony; the colony is to provide the mother country with gold, silver, and raw materials and a market for finished materials or products; this theory helped create the tension and eventual war between England and the 13 colonies
The theory of Mercantilism holds the theory that the colony's existence is for the ____________________________.
economic benefit of the Mother country.
Mercantile theory helped create the tension between England and the 13 colonies which led to the----
wife of John Adams; she requested that he "Remember the Ladies" when drafting the Declaration of Independence; their letters of correspondence recorded many details of the American Revolution
patriot & lawyer that defended the British soldiers after the Boston Massacre; part of the Continental Congress
patriot during the American Revolution that did the same as Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Samuel Prescott; he warned the people of Massachusetts that the British "Regulars" were coming
He was the leader of the Sons of Liberty; organized the Boston Tea Party; British soldiers were ordered to arrest him and John Hancock
The author of anti-British and anti-Loyalists plays. She wrote them anonymously.
Mercy Otis Warren
He was a slave and patriot spy that secured victory at Yorktown, Virginia the last battle of the American Revolution
He was a Founding Father responsible for the Albany Plan of Union and was present at the Continental Congress
governor of Spanish province of Louisiana; aided Continental troops by securing New Orleans and the Mississippi River
Bernado de Galvez
African American/ killed at the Boston Massacre
monarch of Great Britain and it's colonies during the Revolutionary era
King George III
patriot that helped finance the American Revolution (Jewish, Polish)
famous for his words in front of the Virginia Legislative Assembly; "give me Liberty, or give me Death"
Founding Father and main author of the Declaration of Independence
Frenchman that aided Continental troops at Valley Forge
Marquis de Lafayette
patriot, was a propaganda writer and journalist that wrote a pamphlet called "Common Sense" convincing Americans to join the patriot cause in the war
Continental Army commander and leader; also fought in French and Indian War
major sea port, area of multiple controversy, home of the Sons of Liberty, home of John and Sam Adams
major sea port, occupied by British military
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