US History - Chapter 4: The American Revolution
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Required colonists to pay a tax on almost all printed materials, including newspapers, books, court documents, contracts, and land deeds.
A prominent Massachusetts lawyer.
A young Virginia representative that drafted a radical document known as the Virginia Resolves.
Sons Of Liberty
A radical political organization for colonial independence which formed in 1765 after the passage of the Stamp Act. Run by Samuel Adams.
An agreement that pledged not to import or use goods imported from Great Britain.
Killing of five colonists outside of the Boston Customs House by the British.
Committee Of Correspondence
Committee that provided leadership and promoted cooperation after the Boston Massacre.
Boston Tea Party
Protest against British tea taxes in which Boston colonists disguised as Mohawks dumped valuable tea into Boston Harbor.
A series of laws set up by Parliament to punish Massachusetts for the Boston Tea Party.
First Continental Congress
Delagates from all colonies except Georgia met to discuss problems with britain and to promote independence.
Fighters that were full-time farmers and part-time soldiers .
Colonists who remained loyal to Britain.
Second Continential Congress
Meeting held to form a Continental Army, Chose George Washington commander of the army, and printed paper money.
The American army during the American Revolution.
Leader of the Continental Army.
A recent immigrant from who England who had been both an artisan and a tax collector.
Deceleration Of Independence
Stated that the 13 English colonies were a free and independent nation from Britain.
Creator of the Deceleration Of Independence.
Rights that cannot be taken away by a government.
British Commanding General at the start of the American Revolution.
Solders who fought for hire.
Battle Of Trenton
An important patriotic victory.
Commander of the British forces in the American War of Independence.
Battle Of Princeton
Battle between George Washington's troops and the British at Princeton, New Jersey, in January 1777, in which the patriot forces were victorious.
Battle which was the "turning point" in the Revolutionary War.
Marquis de Lafayette
French soldier who joined General Washington's staff and became a general in the Continental Army.
Leading American negotiator in Paris.
Place where Washington's army spent the winter of 1777-1778.
A place that Washington attacked the British, the battle ended in a draw, but it proved that Washington could contend with the British at full strength.
Battle in North Carolina where Patriots defeated Loyalist militia.
A British defeat by George Washington's troops that signaled the end of the American Revolution.
Treaty Of Paris
Agreement signed by British and American leaders that stated the United States of America was a free and independent country. Also gave America generous boundaries to the United States.
A grant of legal freedom to an individual slave.