ALL of The American Revolution
Terms in this set (43)
Freedom from government control
Second Continental Congress
- Created Continental Army to fight British
- Created Olive Branch Petition
army of paid soldiers from the colonies (Not volunteer militia anymore)
Olive Branch Petition
Colonists asked King George III to help them with Parliament. They explained that they did not want to go to war, and that they were not looking to become independent. King George III refused to even read the petition!
an official statement of a complaint over something believed to be wrong or unfair
A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that claimed the colonies had a right to be an independent nation
freedom from being ruled by someone else
freedoms given to all people
the crime of betraying one's country
Basic rights that are guaranteed to all persons; rights that a government cannot deny-
the idea that all humans are born with rights, which include the right to life, liberty, and property
a nation's right to establish its own form of government and laws without other countries interfering
when British soldiers in Boston opened fire on a group of American colonists killing five men
Boston Tea Party
On December 16, 1773, the Sons of Liberty, led by Samuel Adams, planned to show Parliament how they felt about the Tea Act. They boarded the British ship Dartmouth docked in Boston Harbor, dressed up as Indians, and dumped the entire load of tea into the water.
quartering or The Quarter Act
Colonists were forced to give food or shelter to British troops
Called this by the colonists, yet King George called it the Coercive Acts. Harsh laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774. They were meant to punish the American colonists for the Boston Tea Party and other protests.
Called this by King George, yet the colonists called it the Intolerable Acts. Harsh laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774. They were meant to punish the American colonists for the Boston Tea Party and other protests.
not helping or supporting either side in a conflict
someone who feels a strong support for their country. During the American Revolution, it was someone who supported the colonists' independence.
someone who remains loyal to their king. During the American Revolution is was when someone who was loyal to King George
colonist would be controlled by the British military
First Continental Congress
was a group of 56 delegates from 12 colonies (all except Georgia) who met in Philadelphia in September of 1774. They came together to act together in response to the Intolerable Acts. They met in secret because they didn't want Great Britain to know that they were united.
a volunteer army
civilian colonists who independently organized to form well-prepared militia (army). They were also known for being ready at a minute's notice
Paul Revere's Ride
he alerted minutemen and citizens that the British were coming.
money that is owed
to cancel or abolish a law
refusal to buy goods in protest
a tax to be paid on certain goods imported or exported
Sons of Liberty
The secret society was formed to protect the rights of the colonists and to fight taxation by the British government.
Daughters of Liberty
consisted of women who displayed their patriotism by participating in boycotts of British goods following the passage of the Townshend Acts. Made Liberty Tea, spun wool, found other ways to substitute imported goods.
This law required all colonists to pay a tax to Great Britain on all of the printed materials that they used, newspapers, magazines, and even playing cards.
a series of laws passed by the British government. They placed new taxes and took away some freedoms from the colonists: New taxes on imports of paper, paint, lead, glass, and tea. Established an American Customs Board in Boston to collect taxes. Set up new courts in America to prosecute smugglers (without using a local jury). Gave British officials the right to search colonists' houses and businesses.
cruel and oppressive (brutal) government or rule
Tax on tea. This was one of the acts left behind when they repealed the Townshend Acts. A way for King George to "show his muscles".
French and Indian War
Part of the Seven Years War. Fought in the American Colonies. French and some Native Americans fought against The British. British won and gained territory east of the Mississippi River.
The United Kingdom's legislative branch....similar to our Congress in the US.
United States legislative branch (that makes, changes, and repeals laws) that consists of the Senate and The House of Representatives
to go against
money being paid as a tax
the act of speaking or acting on someone's behalf
"No taxation, without representation!"
a phrase that represents how American colonists felt at being taxed by a British Parliament where they elected no representatives and became an anti-British slogan
a group of people who were elected to make, change, or repeal laws
cruel and oppressive (brutal) government or rule
OTHER SETS BY THIS CREATOR
Natalie's Declaration of Independence list
Natalie's Vocab for Because of Mr. Terupt
Slang for Un-Conference