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History of the Americas
Terms in this set (25)
What was the name of the group of soldiers fighting for independence from Great Britain?
Who were the group of soldiers fighting for the colonists to stay loyal to Great Britain?
What mountains border west of the 13 colonies?
In what year was the French and Indian War?
What was the Stamp Act?
Anything in print was taxed.
What started the Boston Massacre?
Colonists were throwing snowballs at the British soldiers. One solider fell over and yelled, "Fire!"
What did the colonists dress up as during the Boston Tea Party?
What was the first major battle of the Revolutionary War AND in what year did it start?
Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775
What is the name of the treaty that ended the war AND when was it signed?
Treaty of Paris in 1783
In which battle did Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen lead a surprise attack on a British fort?
Battle at Fort Ticonderoga
Name the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army and who became a US president.
What was the name of the battle that was a major defeat against the British and led to the Treaty of Alliance with the French?
Battle of Saratoga
Where was George Washington's and the Continental Army's winter camp?
What was the last battle of the Revolutionary War AND in what year did it occur?
Battle of Yorktown in 1781
What is the name of the battle that the American won in Trenton, NJ on December 25, 1776?
Battle of Trenton
In what battle did the British capture Philadelphia and cause the Continental Congress to flee?
Battle of Philadelphia
Who were the Sons of Liberty?
A secret society of patriots that protected the rights of colonists.
What were the Townshend Acts?
Britain taxed colonists on glass, lead, paper, paint, and tea.
Why did Great Britain impose so many taxes?
They wanted to have the colonists pay for the French and Indian War, and they wanted to control them.
What land did Great Britain acquire when they won the French and Indian War?
What was the name of the King in Great Britain?
King George III
What did the colonists do when King George taxed the tea and only allowed them to purchase it from the West Indie Company?
The colonists threw the tea in the harbor.
Who rode through Lexington warning the colonists that the British are coming?
Who were the group of young colonist soldiers that had to be ready in a moments notice?
What document created a union and established justice in the United States?
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