APUSH - Chapter 6
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was a soldier and commander-in-chief for the thirteen colonies during the French and Indian War; lost his life while trying to capture Fort Duquesne form the French.
became the prime minister of Great Britain; committed himself to ensuring British conquest of Canada and elimination of all French competition in America;was able to buy colonial cooperation; turned the French and Indian War around for America.
was a British military governor of the western region of North America; banned the giving of presents to Indians; ordered the first germ warfare.
was known the the English as the Delaware Prophet; believed that the Indians had been corrupted by the Europeans and needed to return to their traditions and prepare for a holy war.
supported the ideas of Neolin; was the principal leader of the resistance against the British; was not successful in his rebellion against the British, which became known as "___ Rebellion."
was a New York magazine editor; printed articles that criticized government; was indicted for seditious libel in 1735; his case led to greater freedom of press.
argued that government should be conditional, not absolute; believed that people should select their own government ruler.
James Otis Jr.
was a Massachusetts lawyer; argued against taxation.
led the opposition of the Stamp Act; is famously remembered for his "Give me Liberty, or Give me Death!" speech; influenced republicanism.
formed an anti-British alliance; worked with the Loyall Nine to organize a protest of Boston workingmen against the Stamp Act.
was a Boston stamp distributor; resigned his commission after a Boston crowd vandalized his office and home.
was the brother-in-law of Andrew Oliver; was the leader of the Massachusetts Conservatives; had his home vandalized by a Boston crowd.
replaced King George III Grenville; was head of the Whigs.
was a Philadelphia lawyer; believed that Parliament had the right to impose duties on America.
considered to be the wealthiest merchant in the colonies; was a vocal opponent of the British side.
was a soldier of Wampanoag and African descent; was the first person shot by British troops during the Boston Massare; is considered the first martyr of the Revolution.
was a British general; replaced Hutchinson as governor in 1774; ordered British troops to attack Lexington and Concord during the Revolution.
was a patriot in the American Revolution; is famous for warning colonial forces of the approaching British at the Battle of Lexington and Concord.
was one of the men, along with Paul Revere, to alert the colonial minutemen of the approaching British troops at the Battle of Lexington and Concord.
led a small force of New Englanders to surprise the British garrison at Ticonderoga in 1775.
known for committing treason when he betrayed the Patriots and became in informer for General Henry Clinton; became the most hated man in America.
was a radical Englishman; wrote "Common Sense," which argued that the British system relied on a monarchy and aristocracy - neither being appropriate for America.
Richard Henry Lee
believed that the colonies should be freedom the British; proposed the idea of the Declaration of Independence.
was assigned the writing of the draft of the Declaration of Independence.
was the wife of John Adams; took on the roles of maintaining the house and farm while her husband was fighting in the war.
Mercy Otis Warren
was the sister of James Otis; turned her home into a center of Patriot activity; published a series of satires that supported the Patriot cause and scorned the Loyalists.
disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the army; became the first American women to embark on a lecture tour.
was the wife of George Washington.
was the wife General Nathanael Green; was the mother of five children; was a supporter of the American cause of independence.
Mary Ludwig Hayes
was known as "Molly Pitcher;" fought in the Revolutionary War.
was the wife of John Corbin; fought in the Revolutionary War; was the first woman to receive a pension from Congress for military service.
was sent by the Continental Congress to gain support of the French during the Revolution; established excellent relations with Comte de Vergennes.
Comte de Vergennes
was the French foreign minister; supported American attempts to defeat the British; presented loans to Americans to finance the Revolution; tied France to the United States after the American victory at Saratoga.
was the chief of the Mohawks; sided with Great Britain during the Revolution; led a large fraction of Iroquois Indians to British Canada after the war and developed a separate confederacy there.
was an African American; was born free in Maryland; received an education in Maryland; become one the most accomplished mathematicians and astronomers in America.
was a black woman who was kidnapped in Africa when she was a young girl; was domestic slave in Boston; converted to Christianity during the Great Awakening; became the most famous African American writer; wrote poems that combined her piety and concerns regarding African American slaves.