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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
Chapter 4 Review (Final)
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(1764) British deeply in debt partly to French & Indian War. English Parliament placed a tariff on sugar, coffee, wines, and molasses. colonists avoided the tax by smuggling and by bribing tax collectors.
1765 - Required the colonials to provide food, lodging, and supplies for the British troops in the colonies.
1770; 5 civilians who were part of a mob killed by British soldiers; depicted as a brutal slaughter in colonial newspapers
First Continental Congress
Delagates from all colonies except georgia met to discuss problems with britain and to promote independence
Battle of LExington
The first military engagement of the Revolutionary War. It occurred on April 19, 1775, when British soldiers fired into a much smaller body of minutemen on Lexington green.
Battle of Concord
April 19, 1775 - The British leave Lexington and head to Concord to take the weapons and gunpowder from the colonists. The British were burning the town when the colonists began firing on soldiers. The British were chased out of town turning the road into a 20 mile battlefield. Colonists win this battle.
Second Continental Congress
12 delegates meet in Philadelphia to express their growing dissatisfaction with King George and his lack of response to the Declaration of Rights
1776: a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that claimed the colonies had a right to be an independent nation
Declaration of Independence
the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress (4 July 1776) asserting the independence of the colonies from Great Britain
Writs of Assistance
It was part of the Townshend Acts. It said that the customs officers could inspect a ship's cargo without giving a reason. Colonists protested that the Writs violated their rights as British citizens.
Committee of Correspondance
A 21 member committee responsible for keeping the colonies and the rest of the world informed about the injustices Great Britain was making on her colonies.
Treaty of Paris (1783)
Ended the Revolution, recognized American Independence, granted all land south of Canada to Florida & Atlantic to Mississippi to Americans
American intellectual, inventor, and politician He helped to negotiate French support for the American Revolution.
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