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American Revolution Vocabulary Flashcards
Vocabulary terms for the American Revolution
Terms in this set (40)
Group of people that makes the laws in Great Britain
To throw out, cancel, or undo
Refusal to stop buying goods or services
Bring goods into a country
Colonist against British rule in the colonies (initially 1/3 of the colonist population)
Armies made up of ordinary people who are not paid to be soldiers
Members of government, usually ones that were chosen by a vote, to act on behalf of others
Sons of Liberty
Colonists who protested the actions of the British leaders, Samuel Adams created this group who led the Boston Tea Party
A British soldier, nickname to due to his red uniform
To object or fight against something
People who are sent by popular vote to a meeting to speak for a larger group of people
Colonist who supported the British government during the American Revolution (initially 1/3 of the colonist population)
A government in which people take part in
The lawmaking branch of a colony, state government, or the national government
A formal agreement among groups or individuals
Money that is paid by the people to run the country
Tax on all imported goods
Acting or speaking on behalf of someone or something
Working against one's own government, patriots and forefathers committed this against Great Britain
A request for action signed by many people
Symbol of Peace
The killing of people who are not able to defend themselves
To pass or be accepted
Militia who were ready to fight the British in a moment's notice
Soldier for hire
A sudden, complete overthrow or change, usually associated with government
An official statement
Declaration of Independence
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen colonies to no longer be a part of Great Britain, but the United States of America, signed on July 4, 1776.
Not choosing a side (initially 1/3 of the colonists)
An agreement made between two opposing sides
One who switches sides ex: Benedict Arnold
Hit and run tactics in war taught to the militia by the Native Americans. Pontiac during the French and Indian Wars great strategist of this style.
European Style Warfare
Traditionally used the army stands in one big line with row after row of soldiers. The first row fires and then ducks down to reload while the row behind them fires and so on. Known as a "Gentleman's War"
No Taxation Without Representation
reflected the colonists' belief that they should not be taxed because they had no direct representatives in Parliament
the American army during the American Revolution
A basic human right which cannot be taken away by government, and in Ben Franklin's view, also cannot be given away by the person, was stated in the Declaration of Independence.
Another name for German mercenary soldiers who were hired by Great Britain , many of whom after the war stayed and became American citizens.
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