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30 Cards in this Set

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Britain's law-making assembly
law placing a tax on printed materials in the colonies
stamp act
to cancel
a group that led protests against the new tax
Sons of Liberty
laws passed by Parliament that taxed goods imported by the 13 Colonies from Britain
Townshend Acts
tax on imported goods
organized refusal to buy goods
groups of American women Patriots who wove cloth to replace boycotted British goods
Daughters of Liberty
event in Boston in which British soldiers killed five colonists who were part of an angry group that had surrounded them
Boston Massacre
group of colonists formed in the 1770s to spread news quickly about protests against the British
Commitee of Correspondence
law passed by Parliament in the early 1770s stating that only the East Indian Company, a British business, could sell tea to the 13 Colonies
Tea Act
protest against Brisish taxes in which the Sons of Liberty boarded British ships and dumped tea into Boston Harbor in 1773
Boston Tea Party
laws passed by British Parliament to punish the people of Boston following the Boston Tea Party
Intolerable Acts
American colonists who opposed British rule
Colonists who remained loyal to the British during the American Revolution
meeting of representatives from every colony except Georgia held in Philadelphia in 1774 to discuss actions to take in response to the Intolerable Acts
First Continental Congress
volunteer armies
colonial militia groups that could be ready to fight at a minute's notice
eyewitness account of an historical event
primary source
the war between the 13 colonies and Great Britain from 1775 to 1783 in with 13 colonies won their independence and became the United States
American Revolution
costly victory for British troops over the Partiots in Charlestown, Mass, in the American Revolution on June 17, 1775
Battle of Bunker Hill
Congress of American leaders which first met in 1775, declared independence in 1776, and helped lead the United States during the revolution
Second Continental Congress
army formed in 1775 by the Second Continental Congress and led by General George Washington
Continental Army
letter sent by the Second Continental Congress to King Geirge III in 1775 in an attempt to avoid war
Olive Brance Petition
document declaring the 13 American colonies independent of Great Britian, written mainly by Thomas Jefferson and adopted July 4, 1775 by the 2nd Cont. Congress
Declaration of Independence
person who works against his or her country
group of Vermond soldiers who captured Fort Ticonderoga in 1775
Green Mountain Boys
soldier from one country who are paid to fight for another country
American victory over British troops in 1777 that was a turning point in the American Revolution
Battle of Saratoga
treaty signed in 1783 that officially ended the American Revolution
Treaty of Paris