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The French and Indian War was fought between
the British and the French in North America, over control of the Ohio Valley
The colonists believed they had paid their debt in the French and Indian War because
their militia fought, and they used their own supplies
The Stamp Act (1765) taxed colonists on
playing cards, calendars, legal documents, licenses, and newspapers
What happened during the Boston Tea Party was
colonists dressed as Native Americans boarded a British ship and dumped 300 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor
As a result of the Boston Tea Party
the KIng punished the colonists by blockading their harbor, and issued other Intolerable Acts
James Armistead Lafayette
Slave who earned his freedom by spying on the British for the Continental Army
Virginia patriot who spoke out against taxation without representation, saying, "Give me liberty or give me death"
rode on horseback to Charlottesville, to warn Virginia Governor Thomas Jefferson that the British were coming to arrest him and the other members of the Virginia General Assembly
Contributions of women during the Revolutionary War include
care of sick and injured soldiers, cooking and cleaning for soldiers, fundraisers for the army, actual fighting, making ammunition, making socks and shirts for soldiers, taking care of farms and livestock
A person who supported the colonists during the American Revolution. Many fought in the Continental Army.
The First Continental Congress
wrote a letter to King George demanding that he repeal the Intolerable Acts (1774, after the Boston Tea Party)
The Second Continental Congress
formed the Continental Army and named George Washington commander in chief
The Battle of Yorktown was
the last major battle of the Revolutionary War, won by the Continental Army
At the end of the Battle of Yorktown
the British army under General Cornwallis surrendered to General Washington
The Revolutionary War was won by
the colonists, allowing the colonies to break away from English rule
The Declaration of Independence declared that everyone has the right to
life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
The Declaration of Independence says that the authority to govern does not belong to kings, but to
the people being governed
The Virginia Declaration
declared that all VIrginians are born with certain rights including Freedom of Speech
The Revolutionary War ended when
the United States, Britain, France and Spain signed the Treaty of Paris
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