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In order to maintain control of the colonies in America, England wanted to remain a _______________ power.
The two main reasons that England began taxing the colonies were to pay for the ___________ and to keep British ___________ in the colonies
French and Indian War and soldiers
the ___________ taxed colonists for paper and all printed materials in the colonies
the colonists were unhappy with England because they had no representation in ___________
the ___________ required the colonists to provide food and shelter for the British trips in the colonies
The___________ hampered the colonists from settling west of the Appalachian mountains
proclamation of 1763
the two men that lead the Boston tea party
Samuel Adams and Paul Revere
The ___________ were punishment for the Boston tea party
The battle of ___________ and ___________ is where the Revolutionary War began
Lexington and Concord
The Declaration of Independence gives people certain ___________ rights. They are ____,_______, and ______________.
unalienable and life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
The government derives it's power from the ___________
According to the Declaration of Independence it is your right and duty to ___________ a government that violates your rights.
The British king during the American Revolutionary War
King George III
Known for his "give me liberty or give me death" speech
The British commander of the continental army
The British General who surrendered at Yorktown
The author of The Declaration of Independence
Wrote "Common Sense"
Rode on horseback to warn the colonists of the arrival of the British
Prominent member of the Continental Congress that helped frame The Declaration of Independence and helped gain french support for American Independence
Member of the Continental Congress from Massachusetts that championed the cause for American Independence
A former slave who wrote poems and plays about American Independence
When colonists were shot after taunting British soldiers in Boston
Samuel Adams and Paul Revere led Patriots in throwing tea into the Boston Harbor to protest the taxes
Boston Tea Party
The date when the colonies declared their Independence from England
July 4th 1777
The turning point of the American Revolution
Battle of Saratoga
The final battle of the Revolutionary War
The battle of Yorktown
Great Britain officially recognized American independence with the signing of this document
Treaty of Paris
The meeting where delegates met to discuss problems with England and to promote independence
1st continental congress
Thomas Paine's pamphlet that convinced the neutralists to join the patriot cause
The battle that is known as "the shot heard 'round the world"
Lexington and Concord
Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence, "we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are ___________."