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2. American Revolution Hashtags.
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Year of the DOI.
Wife to John Adams, supporter of Women's Rights.
Enlightened colonial thinker who fought for French support for American Revolution.
#Bernardo de Galvez
Spanish governor who aided the Americans during the Revolution
#Boston Tea Party
A 1773 protest against British taxes in which Boston colonists disguised as Mohawks dumped valuable tea into Boston Harbor.
A nonviolent, public refusal to obey allegedly unjust laws.
Thomas Gage leads 700 soldiers to confiscate colonial weapons and arrest Samuel Adams, and John Hancock; April 19, 1775: Colonial victory using guerrilla warfare. British retreat to Boston, suffer nearly 300 casualties along the way.
A free black man who was the first person killed in the Revolution at the Boston Massacre.
#Declaration of Independence
Adopted in 1776 by US revolutionaries; it declared the United States as a free country.
#French and Indian War
(1754-1763) War fought in the colonies between the English and the French for possession of the Ohio Valley area. The English won.
1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799)
Jewish American who helped negotiate for financial assistance from France and Holland to help pay for the Revolutionary War. He raised money needed by Washington to pay for the Battle of Yorktown, Virginia.
in response to Boston Tea Party, 4 acts passed in 1774, Port of Boston closed, reduced power of assemblies in colonies, permitted royal officers to be tried elsewhere, provided for quartering of troop's in barns and empty houses
African American Patriot who was a double agent spy for the Americans during the American Revolution, instrumental at Yorktown.
America's first Vice-President and second President. Sponsor of the American Revolution in Massachusetts, and wrote the Massachusetts guarantee that freedom of press "ought not to be restrained."
#John Paul Jones
American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792) said " I have not yet begun to fight."
#King George III
King of England during the American Revolution
#Lack of representation in Parliament
no one represented colonists in Parliament, "no taxation without representation".
Shot heard around the world
#Marquis de Lafayette
French soldier who joined General Washington's staff and became a general in the Continental Army.
#Olive Branch Petition
A document sent by the Second Continental Congress to King George III, proposing a reconciliation between the colonies and Britain
a leader of the American Revolution and a famous orator "Give me Liberty or give me death" who spoke out against British rule of the American colonies (1736-1799)
#Proclamation of 1763
A proclamation from the British government which forbade British colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains.
a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system.
American Revolutionary leader and patriot, Founder of the Sons of Liberty and one of the most vocal patriots for independence; signed the Declaration of Independence
A battle that took place in New York where the Continental Army defeated the British. It proved to be the turning point of the war. This battle ultimately had France to openly support the colonies with military forces in addition to the supplies and money already being sent.
#Mercy Otis Warren
was a poet and playwright who wrote plays that made fun of the British. Her plays were pieces of propaganda prior to the American Revolution.
1765; law that taxed printed goods, including: playing cards, documents, newspapers, etc.
Author of the Declaration of Independence
Author of Common Sense
#Treaty of Paris 1783
This treaty ended the Revolutionary War, recognized the independence of the American colonies, and granted the colonies the territory from the southern border of Canada to the northern border of Florida, and from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi River
rights that cannot be taken away: Include life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Place where Washington's army spent the winter of 1777-1778, a 4th of troops died here from disease and malnutrition, Steuben comes and trains troops
Church leader, historian, judge and "Midnight Rider" and who fought at the Battle of Saratoga. Also 1st African American elected to public office in America.
1781; last battle of the revolution; Cornwallis and Washington; colonists won because British were surrounded and they surrendered.
the levying/passing of tax
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