Unit 2 US/VA History - Road to the Revolution
Terms in this set (20)
1765; law that taxed printed goods, including: playing cards, documents, newspapers, etc.
Boston Tea Party
A 1773 protest against British taxes in which Boston colonists disguised as Mohawks dumped valuable tea into Boston Harbor.
Boston Massacre (1770)
An incident in which British soldiers fired into a crowd of colonists who were teasing and taunting them; five colonists were killed.
Boston's radicals used to incident to wage an Anti-British propaganda war.
Colonists who favored the colonies gaining independence from the British
American colonists who remained loyal to Britain and opposed the war for independence
Member of a militia during the American Revolution who could be ready to fight in sixty seconds
Lexington and Concord
the first battle of the American Revolution (April 19, 1775)
Battle of Saratoga
American victory over British troops in 1777 that was a turning point in the American Revolution.
Battle of Yorktown (1781)
Last major battle of the American Revolution.
Prompted the British government to negotiate an end to the conflict.
Treaty of Paris 1783
Treaty Between England and the Colonies , formally ended the American Revolutionary War
A series of laws set up by Parliament to punish Massachusetts for its protests against the British
Olive Branch Petition (1775)
An attempt to avoid war adopted by the Continental Congress, professing American loyalty and seeking an end to the hostilities. King George rejected the petition and proclaimed the colonies in rebellion.
Second Continental Congress
Political authority that directed the struggle for independence beginning in 1775.
basic and important
forbidden by law
Complete failure and ruin
Something difficult to accomplish
the act of making or enacting laws
American Revolutionary leader and patriot, Founder of the Sons of Liberty and one of the most vocal patriots for independence; signed the Declaration of Independence
Author of Common Sense
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