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King George III
British king during revolutionary war
Lord Cornwallis
British General who surrendered at Yorktown
John Adams
Championed cause of independence
George Washington
Commander of continental army
Thomas Jefferson
author of Declaration of Independence
Patric Henry
outspoken member of House of Burgesses
Patric Henry
"Give me liberty or give me death"
Ben Franklin
prominent member of Continental Congress
Ben franklin
Helped frame Declaration of Independence
Thomas Paine
journalist and author of "Common Sense"
Phylis Wheatley
former slave who wrote poems and plays supporting American independence
Paul Revere
made a daring ride to warn colonists of British arrival
Boston Massacre
colonists were shot after taunting British soldiers
Boston tea party
patriots threw tea into Boston Harbor to protest tea taxes
Paul Revere and Samuel Adams
led the Boston tea party
Patric Henry
outspoken member of House of Burgesses
Patric Henry
"Give me liberty or give me death"
Ben Franklin
prominent member of Continental Congress
Ben franklin
Helped frame Declaration of Independence
Thomas Paine
journalist and author of "Common Sense"
First Continental Congress
delegates from all colonies met to discuss problems with England and to promote independence
Battle of Lexington and Concord
site of the first armed conflict of the revolutionary war
July 4, 1776
colonies declared independence
Battle of Saratoga
American victory that was the turning point of the revolutionary war
Surrender at Yorktown
marked colonial victory over forces of england
Treaty of Paris
England recognized American Independence
Advantage that helped colonists win revolutionary war
Defend their own
1. land
2. pricipals
3. beliefs
Advantage that helped colonists win revolutionary war
Support from France and Spain
Advantage that helped colonists win revolutionary war
strong leadership
reason England wanted to retain control of colonies
remain as a world power
stamp tax
imposed by England to pay for French and Indian war
English reasons for taxation
1. finance war
2. maintain English troups in colonies
5 sources of colonial dissatisfaction
1. no representation in parliment
2. resented power of colonial governers
3. England wanted strict control over colonial legislatures
4. colonies opposed taxes
5. proclamation of 1736 hampered western movement of settlers
John Locke
put forth people have natural rights
Natural rights
1. life
2. liberty
3. property
why is government created?
to protect the rights of people with limited and specific powers
what are unalienable rights?
rights that can not be taken away
3 unalienable rights
1. life
2. liberty
3. pursuit of happiness
What is the duty of the people with respect to their govenment?
they have a right and duty to change a government that violates their rights