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reasons why the colonist disliked taxes

They were not represented in parliament

Stamp Act

A tax that the British parliament placed on newspapers and official documents sold in the american colonies

Townshend Act

A tax that the British parliament placed on leads, glass, and tea

Commitees of Corresponding

They did anything to help spread the revolution

British East India company

Government charted joint-stock company that controlled spice trade in the East Indies after the Dutch

Effects of the French and Indian war

Put the British in debt, and made british the most powerless country in the world

Sons and Daughters of Liberty

Organizations that led protests, helped American soldiers, instated a boycott, and generally resisted the British.

First Continental Congress

Delagates from all colonies except georgia met to discuss problems with britain and to promote independence

"the shot heard round the world"

The gunshot that started the the fight at Lexington & Concord

Second Continental Congress

The meeting of colonial delegates that approved the Declaration of Independence

African American side with and why?

African American sided with the British because they offered African Americans personal freedom from slavery.

Olive Branch Petition

peace petition sent to king george by colonial delegates after the battles of lexington and concord

Proclamation of 1763

law forbidding english colonists to settle west of the appalachian mountains

Tea Act

Law passed by parliament allowing the British East India Company to sell its low-cost tea directly to the colonies - undermining colonial tea merchants; led to the Boston Tea Party


a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)


one who loves and defends his or her country

Battle of Bunker Hill

the first important battle of the American War of Independence (1775)

Intolerable Acts

A series of laws set up by Parliament to punish Massachusetts for its protests against the British

Result of the Second Continental Congress

Military Matters-Congress assumed control of the army encamped outside of Boston, Statements of Position- offered philosophical justification of the war.

Response to the olive Branch

King George III could not have foreseen that ignoring the Olive Branch Petition would cost him all his land in the America

Why colonist were angry about tea

The British kept taxing the tea, so the price of tea was raising.

Significance of Lexington

The first battle of the american revolution

Militia, minutemen, and boycott

militia-a body of citizens enrolled for military service, and called out periodically for drill but serving full time only in emergencies.
Minutemen-military soldiers ready at any time to fight
Boycott-to abstain from buying or using

Boston Massacre

The first bloodshed of the Amercan Revolution, as British guards at the Boston Customs House opened fire on a crowd killing five americans

Quartering Act

an act passed by the British that allowed British troops to live in the homes of the colonists

British East India Company

Government charted joint-stock company that controlled spice trade in the East Indies after the Dutch

Reasons for the French and Indian War

Was a struggle for territory and land

conflicting arguments of colonists and Britain concerning taxes

The colonists had arguments with the British because the British kept raising the taxes on tea, and the colonists got tired of paying so much for British tea. The colonists started to buy the cheap Dutch tea. This is how the Boston Tea Party began.

Why the French and Indian War began, the alliances and the results of the war for the french,British,and native Americans

Because of economic and religious differences. The British and French formed an alliance. The result for the French was that they lost and British finally had won. The Native Americans sided with both the French and the British.

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