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A conflict between Great Britain and FRance in North America from 1754 from 1763. British colonists used this name to describe those they were fighting-the french and their Native American allies.
French and indian war
A French fort built in present day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
George Washington's troops quickly built this temporary structure out of logs.
An agreement signed by the Great Britain and France that brought an end to the French and Indian War.
Treaty of Paris
An official announcement by King George III of Great Britain outlawing colonial settlement west of the Appalachian mountains.
Proclamation of 1763
Ottawa chief who led attacks against the British after losing the French and Indian war in 1763.
British general in the French and Indian War who died at the battle of Fort Duquesne.
First President of the United States from 1789-1797. He fought in the French and Indian War and led the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
King of England during the American Revolution.
King George III
A law making body
Gathering of a town's citizens to discuss and solve local problems.
A group of volunteers who fought in times of emergency during the colonial period and the American Revolution.
A member of an elected assembly.
Third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. He was also a political philosopher and the author o the Declaration of Independence who later bought the Louisiana Purchase from France.
Virginia planter, patriot, and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Richard Henry Lee
Enslaved American poet whose poems called for fair treatment for all people.
Second president of the United States from 1797 to 1801. He was a member of the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention.
this word means "freedom"
newspaper printer whose trial in 1734 helped to establish the idea of freedom of the press
John Peter Zenger
to refuse to obey those in charge because of different ideas about what is right means to
this was a british law in 1765 that was placing taxes on the colonies that made colonists pay taxes on newspapers or signed legal documents
The Stamp Act
Groups that organized protests against the British
Sons of Liberty
to cancel something means to
This Act forced colonists to pay taxes on all the tea, paper, glass, lead, and paint they imported from England
The Townshend Acts
to refuse to buy something means to
Made speeches that inspired many colonist to fight for freedom
a writer who encouraged colonists to give up tea and other goods from Britain
Mercy Otis Warren
groups that organized in the 1770s to keep colonists informed about important events were called
committees of correspondance
a 1773 protest against the British taxes in which boston colonists disguised as Mohawks dumped valuable tea into the Boston Harbor was called
The Boston Tea Party
The laws passed by the British parliament in 1774 that closed Boston Harbor, dissolved the Massachusetts assembly and forced Boston colonists to house BRitish soldiers was called
The assembly of colonial delegates from every colony except Georgia that met in 1774 in Philadelphia to oppose the Intolerable Acts was known as the
First Continental Congress
a written request signed by many people is called a
well trained volunteer soldiers who defended the American colonies against the British in a minutes notice
the war between Great Britain and its thirteen colonies from 1775 to 1783 that led to the founding of the United States of America
the costly British "victory" in 1775 over colonial forces at a site near Charlestown, Massachusetts is known as the
Battle of Bunker Hill
with william Dawes, alerted colonists that British soldiers were headed for Concord
Led the Green Mountain Boys in capturing Fort Ticonderoga
Agreed to defend the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre
a general who was famous for saying, "Don't fire till you see the whites of their eyes"
a former slave who killed Colonel Pitcairn with a single shot