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S.S. Chapter 6 - New York and the American Revolution
Terms in this set (27)
French and Indian War
War fought in North America from 1754 to 1763 between France and its Native American allies on one side and Britain and its allies on the other.
Lawmaking branch of government in Great Britain.
Money that citizens pay to support the cost of government.
Tax that the British Parliament placed on newspapers and official documents sold in the American colonies.
War from 1775 to 1883, between the American colonies and Great Britain, that led to the establishment of the independent United States.
Colonist who supported freedom from Britain during the American Revolution.
Colonist who supported Britain during the American Revolution.
Fort on Lake Champlain, captured from the British by the Patriots in 1775 during the American Revolution.
Soldier who led the Green Mountain Boys to capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British during the American Revolution.
Meeting of leaders from the 13 colonies who voted to form the Continental Army and approve the Declaration of Independence.
Declaration of Independence
Document approved on July 4, 1776, officially declaring that the American colonies were breaking away from Great Britain to form a new nation.
Island in southeastern New York. Its western part consists of Queens and Brooklyn boroughs of New York City; its eastern part is more suburban.
Location of a fierce battle of the American Revolution, near what is now 125th street in Manhattan.
City in southern New York; site of a battle during the American Revolution, after which George Washington's troops were forced to leave New York.
(1743-1826) - President of the United States, from 1801 to 1809. He wrote the Declaration of Independence.
(1732-1799) - Was the first President of the United States, from 1789 to 1797. He led the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
(1740-1812) - Was a spy who helped get information about the British to General George Washington during the American Revolution.
Battle of Saratoga
Battle that was an American victory over the British in 1777; a turning point in the American Revolution.
Battle of Yorktown
Final decisive battle of the American Revolution, fought in 1781, after which Britain surrendered.
Village on the Hudson River where the Battle of Saratoga, a turning point in the American Revolution, was fought; the site where Britain surrendered in 1777; now called Schuylerville.
Site of the United States Military Academy; an American fort in the American Revolution.
(1728-1806) - General who led the Americans against the British in the Battle of Saratoga during the American Revolution.
(1741-1801) - Patriot general who became a traitor and offered to help the British capture West Point.
(1734-1801) - Patriot who set her wheat field on fire to prevent the British from taking her family's food during the American Revolution.
(1761-1839) - Patriot who warned American colonists about a British attack during the American Revolution.
(1766-1842) - Patriot sailor who was captured by the British during the American Revolution.
(1742-1807) - Mohawk leader who supported the British against the Americans during the American Revolution.
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