Terms in this set (18)
lawmaking branch of government in Great Britain
War between the American colonies and Great Britain, which led to the establishment of the United States of America. 1775-1883
money that citizens pay to support the cost of government
French and Indian War
war fought in North America; France and its Native American allies were on one side, while Britain and its allies were on the other. Lasted from 1754-1763.
American colonist who supported Britain during the American Revolution
American colonist who supported freedom from Britain during the American Revolution
Tax that British Parliament placed on newspapers and official documents sold in the American colonies
Meeting of leaders from the 13 colonies who voted to form the Continental Army and approve the Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence
Document approved on July 4, 1776 declaring that the American colonies were breaking away from Great Britain to form a new nation
Battle of Saratoga
American victory over the British in 1777. Turning Point of the War!
Battle of Yorktown
Final decisive battle of the American Revolution. 1781 Britain surrendered.
Soldier who led the Green Mountain Boys to capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British during the American Revolution.
Wrote the Declaration of Independence; later became the third president of the United States
Spy who lived on Long Island, who was part of the Culper Spy Ring. She helped get information about the British to General George Washington during the American Revolution.
Led the Continental Army during the American Revolution. First President of the United States.
General who led the Americans against the British in the Battle of Saratoga during the American Revolution.
Patriot General who was a hero at the Battle of Saratoga. Became a traitor and offered to help the British capture West Point.
A young 16 year old female patriot who warned American colonists about a British attack during the American Revolution.
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