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Event in Boston in which panicked British soldiers killed five colonists who were part of an angry group that surrounded them.
Boston Tea Party
When the Sons of Liberty boarded British ships dressed as Mohawk Indians and dumped tea into the Boston Harbor because of British taxes on tea.
Laws passed by British Parliament to punish people of Boston for the Boston Tea Party
Olive Branch Petition
Letter sent by the Second Continental Congress to King George III in an attempt to avoid war.
An energetic speaker who spoke out against the Stamp Act.
"Give me liberty or give me death!" was his most famous saying.
Who were the people that rode at night to warn the colonists of the British's attack?
Paul Revere, Samuel Prescott, and William Dawes
Why did Common sense make a difference?
Because it was easy for the colonists to understand the writing
What 3 important things did the Second Continental Congress do?
1. formed an army
2.Elected a commander of the army
3. Declared independence from England
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