Basic Skills American Revolution
Terms in this set (21)
The official army of the United States that was established by the Continental Congress.
Declaration of Independence
Signed in 1776 by US revolutionaries; it declared the United States as a free state.
Part of the Massachusetts militia that was prepared to fight at a moment's notice.
An American that wanted independence from Britain.
A nickname for the British soldiers taken from their bright red uniforms. They were also called lobster backs.
The overthrow of a government to establish a new system.
A tax placed on the American colonies by the British government. It taxed all sorts of paper documents including newspapers, magazines, and legal documents.
Treaty of Paris 1783
A treaty signed by both the United States and Britain that ended the Revolutionary War.
Causes of the American Revolution
British taxed colonies heavily for revenue to pay for the French and Indian War
"No taxation without representation"-colonists resented being taxed without having a representative in Parliament
Tax Acts including: Stamp Act, Sugar Act, and Tea Act angered colonists
Intolerable Acts(Coercive Acts)
1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799)
Author of the Declaration of Independence
Last battle of the war of independence in 1789 where the British surrendered.
Continental Army's camp during the winter of 1777-1778
The revolution of the American colonies against Great Britain.
Lexington and Concord
first battle of the Revolutionary War
important battle of the American War of Independence; Showed Americans could fight British
Ally to USA; Helped Win the American Revolution
Soldiers Life in Revolution
Little to No pay; Harsh Living Conditions
incident in 1770 in which British troops fired on and killed American colonists
Boston Tea Party
protest against increased tea prices in which colonists dumped british tea into Boston harbor.
Taxation without Representation
Reason why colonists went to war with England.
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