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29 Cards in this Set

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Guerilla war tactics
Patriots used these tactics in the South to strike quickly and then disappear into the woods or swamps.
devotion to one's country
prohibiting entry or departure of ships
French and Indian War
called the Seven Years' War in Europe, during this war,Great Britain and France fought each other for the control of North America._
Treaty of Paris
ended French and Indian War
Boston Massacre
British troops killed five American citizens
Intolerable Acts
laws passed by the English Parliament that limited trade and self-government in the colonies
Sons of Liberty
a secret group'of colonists who came together to organize a boycott, refusing to buy British goods
Patrick Henry
a prominent burgess (representative) in Virginia whose "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!" speech in Virginia's
House of Burgesses
aroused colonial leaders to revolt against Great Britain and fight for freedom
Battle fo New Orleans
victory in which Andrew Jackson's troops suffered 71 casualties (soldiers wounded or killed) while the British suffered over 2,000. This victory gave people great pride in their country and made Andrew Jackson a hero.
Treaty o fParis
Britain recognized the independence of the United States, as well as the border of the new nation.
George Washington
unanimously chosen by Congress to command the army forming around Boston. He was chosen because he supported colonial independence, he was a strong leader, and, as a Virginian, he would help unite the southern colonies with the rebellion in New England.
Boston Tea Party
colonists protested the tax on tea by dumping a shipment of tea into Boston Harbor.
Samuel Adams
one of the members of the Sons of Liberty who dressed as a Native American and boarded ships carrying tea.
Valley Forge
where General Washington trained his tired and poorly equipped; with the help of other foreign generals, General Washington was able to instill discipline and lift morale that winter.C19one of the five people killed in the Boston Massacre, he was a free black sailor active in the Sons of Liberty
Crispus Attacks
one of the five people killed in the Boston Massacre, he was a free black sailor active in the Sons of Liberty
given at birth" and describes the rights of American citizens
Battle of Horseshoe Bend
with the help of the Cherokee nation, Andrew Jackson defeated the Creeks, Tecumseh's allies in the South. As a result, the Creeks had to give up much of their land to the United States
an end of the U.S. embargo of France, fury of the British not respecting the rights of United States sailors, bitter Native Americans allying with the British-allIed James Madison to decide that war with Britain was necessary for the good of the United States.
under this economic system, the colonies were supposed to supply England with raw materials. England would manufacture these materials and sell them back to the colonies as finished products.
- a market in which there is only one supplier
writs of assistance
search warrants that gave customs officials the right to search anywhere for illegal goods, those that had been bought or sold without being taxed.
Paul Revere
rode on horseback through neighboring towns shouting, "The British are coming!" At this warning, the minutemen rushed to Lexington, a town between Boston and Concord
a Native American Shawnee leader who with his brother, The Prophet, organized many native tribes and allied themselves with the British Canadians in case of war with the United States
Battles of Lexington and Concord
- these battles began the Revolutionary War
volunteer soldiers who were ready to fight in a moment's notice
Declaration of Independence
a formal declaration of colonial independence from Britain
Battle of Fort McHenry the British gave up their attack on this well-defended fort. At the scene of this battle, Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star Spangled Banner" which later became the national anthem of the United States