The Road to Revolution
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He organized the Committees of Correspondence so that colonists would know what was happening in Boston
He served as the general for the Continental Army
An individual who believed that taxation without representation was tyranny and that the colonists should rule themseleves
He founded Pennsylvania as a "holy experiment" for different religions
He was the author of "Common Sense" which encouraged Americans to fight for their independence
She was forced to leave Massachusetts because of her religious beliefs. She became a symbol of the struggle for religious freedom.
He wrote most of the Declaration of Independence
People who worked 4 to 7 years to pay off their passage to the colonies.
Acceptance of feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from one's own.
Controlling a colonies trade so that the "mother country" makes a profit
Pictures, writings or images that are often exaggerated and that are spread in order to help a cause; such as the engraving of the Boston Massacre by Paul Revere
A person who supports the King of England
French and Indian War
A war between France and Britain and their Native American allies that led Britain to heavily tax the colonists
Treaty of Paris
An agreement that ended the Revolutionary War; it declared the colonies free and it explained the new country's boundaries
The right of freedom of the press was secured for colonists when a jury ruled that people had the right to print the truth
British soldiers fired into an angry crowd that was protesting taxes killing five colonists
Four harsh laws passed to punish the colonists for the Boston Tea Party including closing the port of Boston
Declaration of Independence
A document that listed the colonists' complaints with the king and declared them free from England
Proclamation of 1763
An imaginary line drawn along the Appalachian Mountains to keep settlers from moving west into Native American territory
A decree requiring the colonists to house British soldiers and provide them with supplies
The last major battle of the Revolutionary War
The first successful English settlement; settlers came looking for gold
The first battle of the Revolutionary War; it is referred to as the "shot heard round the world"
Boston Tea Party
Colonists dressed as Native Americans, boarded tea ships, and threw the crates of tea into the Boston Harbor as a way to protest the change in the tea tax