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The Road to Revolution
Terms in this set (22)
He served as the general for the Continental Army.
He founded Pennsylvania as a "holy experiment" for different religions.
He wrote most of the Declaration of Independence.
People who worked 4 to 7 years to pay off their passage to the colonies.
Controlling a colonies trade so that the "parent country" makes a profit.
Declaration of Independence
A document that listed the colonists' complaints with the king and declared them free from England.
Pictures, writings or images that are often exaggerated and that are spread in order to help a cause.
An individual who believed that taxation without representation was tyranny and that the colonists should rule themselves.
New England Colonies
The soil was thin and rocky, so colonists made money from shipbuilding, fishing, and whaling.
He was the author of "Common Sense" which encouraged Americans to fight for their independence.
A person who supports the King of England and appreciates England's protection.
The soil and climate were excellent for growing crops, so colonists made money by growing tobacco, rice, and indigo.
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.
Laws passed to punish the colonists for the Boston Tea Party including closing the port of Boston.
Acceptance of feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from one's own.
French and Indian War
A war between France and Britain that led Britain to heavily tax the colonists.
The last major battle of the Revolutionary War.
He created the engraving the "Bloody Massacre" to convince people to become Patriots.
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.
This region grew so much grain that the area became known as the "breadbasket" colonies.
The first battle of the Revolutionary War; it is known as the "shot heard round the world."
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