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French and Indian War

this struggle between the British and the French in the colonies of the North America was part of a worldwide war known as the Seven Years' War

Treaty of Paris of 1763

ended 7 Years' War-British victory on all colonial fronts-France lost all of its possessions on the mainland of North America-Canada and all French territory east of the Mississippi River passed to Britain-France ceded Louisiana to Spain as compensation for the loss of Florida-France gave up most of its holdings in India

Pontiac's Rebellion

American Indians attacked British forts on the frontier in May 1763

Proclamation Line of 1763

Order by the British king that closed the region west of the App Mountains to all settlement by colonists

Salutary Neglect

british colonial policy during the reigns of George I and George II. relaxed supervision of internal colonial affairs by royal bureacrats contributed significantly to the rise of American self government

Quartering Act

an act passed by the British that allowed British troops to live in the homes of the colonists

Sons of Liberty

Started by Samuel Adams, group of men, met under liberty tree and fought for freedom

Virtual Representation

every member of parliament represnted all biritish subjects even those in boston/charleston

Stamp Act Congress

A group of colonists who protested the Stamp Act, saying that Parliament couldn't tax without colonist' consent; "no taxation w/out representation"

Boston Massacre

Conflict between colonists and British soldiers in which four colonists wre killed

Committees of Correspondence

A network of communicaiton set up in Massachusetts and Virginia to inform other colonies of ways that Britain threatened colonial rights

Tea Act

England promoted tax on tea, which then led to the, Boston tea party

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

Coercive Acts

name of the British laws to punish the colonists for staging the Boston Tea Party

Quebec Act

Signed in 1774, intended to reorganize the way these British territories were governed.

First Continental Congress

in September 1774, twelve (not Georgia) of the colonies sent representatives to Philadelphia for Intolerable Acts response; delegates fell into 3 distinct groups

Battle of Lexington

April 19th 1775. first battle outside of Concord, british attempted to capture patriot leaders Adams and Hancock, start of revolutionary war

Second Continental Congress

They organized the continental Army, called on the colonies to send troops, selected George Washington to lead the army, and appointed the comittee to draft the Declaration of Independence

Common Sense

sound practical judgment


Colonists who wanted independence from Britain


Person who supports or follows the King of England

Declaration Of Independence

this document was adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. It established the 13 colonies as independent startes, free frome rule by Great Britain. Thomas Jefferson wrote the majority of this docuent

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