11.2 Tier 3 Vocabulary
Terms in this set (16)
French and Indian War
lasted between 1754 to 1763 and was named because the French and Indians allied themselves against the British in a dispute over the Ohio River Valley
Proclamation of 1763
forbid Colonist from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains and made them return if already there
A law passed by the British Parliament in 1765 requiring colonists to pay a tax on newspapers, pamphlets, legal documents, and even playing cards.
British soldiers fired into a crowd of colonists and killed five men.
Parliaments reaction to the Boston tea party which demanded repayment for the tea and intended to punish the colonists (especially in Massachusetts) for resisting British authority.
First Continental Congress
a meeting in Philadelphia of delegates from all the colonies, they requested that their rights as Englishman be respected, and they agreed not to buy goods made in Great Britain.
citizens who are not regular soldiers, but who are trained to act as soldiers in times of emergency
colonists who sided with the British
colonists who wanted independence
Second Continental Congress
because the king of England refused to listen to the colonists; lists of complaints, representatives went to Philadelphia in May of 1775 for another meeting
A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine during the American Revolution. It presented American coloniests with an argument for freedom from British rule when independence was still undecided. He persuaded many Americans that reconciliation with Britain was not possible
wrote "Common Sense"; which persuaded colonists to fight for independence
Declaration of Independence
document that articulated the ideals of the American Revolution and stated the thirteen colonies reasons for wanting to seperate from Great Britain
author of the Declaration of Independence and leader in the movement for Independence
healthy ignoring of the colonies by England; Englands relaxed (hands off) enforcement of most regulations in return for the continued economic loyalty of its colonies
Led the Revolutionary Army in the fight for independence. First President of the United States.