US History Vocabulary review 2019 edition

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Boston Massacre
incident in 1770 in which British troops fired on and killed American colonists
A person who supported the British during the American Revolution
Son's Of Liberty
A group of colonists who formed a secret society to oppose British policies at the time of the American Revolution
Unalienable Rights
the idea that all humans are born with rights, which include the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness
Britain's law-making assembly under the King
Preamble to the Constitution
Introduction to the U.S. Constitution, establishing the goals and purposes of government
Navigation Acts
Laws passed by the British to control colonial trade
Whiskey Rebellion
1794 protest against the government's tax on whiskey by backcountry farmers
Articles ofConfederation
Loose alliance of states, that failed do to states having to much power
Thomas Paine's Common sense
Pamphlet published in 1776 that persuaded American Colonists to support independence.
Foreign Policy
a government's plans in dealing with other nations
Vote by approval the Constitution
Louisiana Purchase
Jefferson bought this from France even though he did not have power under the constitution
Federalist Papers
A collection of 85 articles written by Alexander Hamilton & others to get people to approve the constitution
Bill of Rights
The first ten amendments to the Constitution
Northwest Ordinance
Set up how territories become states and tried to stop the spread of slavery in the mid-west
American Revolution
When the patriots/colonists fight for Independence from England
Washington hired this group of advisers to the president.
Industrial Revolution
A change from things being made by hand, to being made by machine
Natural Rights
rights people are born with