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Revolutionary War Test Part I
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"No taxation without representation"
tax laws passed by Parliament without the colonists' consent
tax on sugar and molasses
Rights denied colonists, but given to British in England
1. No trial by jury
2. Considered guilty until proven innocent
3. Tried far away from home- Nova Scotia
Law that taxed many printed materials in the colonies:
newspapers, legal documents such as wills, and dice
Act passed in 1766 after the repeal of the Stamp Act; stated that Parliament had authority over the the colonies and the right to tax and pass legislation as they saw fit.
The act that put taxes on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea
The act which required colonies to provide food and lodging for British troops.
Tension due to increased numbers of soldiers in Boston, led to the first bloodshed of the American Revolution. British guards at the Boston Customs House opened fire on a crowd killing five Americans.
Tea Act of 1775
replaced Declaratory Act; angered the colonists, led to the Boston Tea Party
a law passed by Parliment to punish the colonist for the Boston Tea Party and tighten government control of the colonist
Stamp Act Congress
group of colonists who protested the Stamp Act, saying that Parliament couldn't tax without colonist' consent;
9 out of 13 colonies sent a petition saying we deserve the same rights as people in England.
a dummy figure made of rag used in protest
Stamp Act uprisings
burned stamp agents in effigy to force them to resign
Sons of Liberty
groups of colonists who organized themselves to protest against the British government.
Daughters of Liberty
groups of American women patriots who wove cloth to replace boycotted British goods
First Continental Congress
September 1774, delegates from twelve colonies sent representatives to Philadelphia to discuss a response to the Intolerable Acts, Delegates from all colonies except Georgia met to promote independence and boycotting all British goods. Led by Sam Adams, John Adams, George Washington, Patrick Henry.
Battle of Lexington and Concord
The first battle of the American Revolution (April 19, 1775).
American silversmith who became a hero after his famous ride to warn of the British advance on Lexington and Concord.
a leader of the Sons of Liberty who rode with Paul Revere to Lexington to warn them that the British where coming
volunteer soldiers who were ready to fight in a minute's notice
Second Continental Congress
organized the Continental Army, called on the colonies to send troops, selected George Washington to lead the army, and appointed the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence
Battle of Bunker Hill
first major battle of the Revolution. It showed that the Americans could hold their own, but the British were also not easy to defeat. The Americans were forced to withdraw after running out of ammunition, and Bunker Hill was in British hands; however, the British suffered more deaths.
Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, helped start the American revolution
American Revolutionary leader; Founder of the Sons of Liberty and one of the most vocal patriots for independence; signed the Declaration of Independence
Patriot and writer of the pamphlet "Common Sense", published in 1776, convinced many Americans that it was time to declare independence from Britain.
a leader of the American Revolution and a famous orator who spoke out against British rule of the American colonies;
" Give me liberty or give me death"
the refusal to purchase certain goods
nickname for British soldiers who fought against the colonists in the American Revolution, because of their bright red uniforms.
formal request to someone in authority, usually written and signed by a group of people
a form of government in which citizens choose their leaders by voting
a government ruled by a king or queen; generally an inherited position
King George III
King of England during the American Revolution
An inventor, statesman, diplomat, and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
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