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incident in which a snowball fight led to five colonists being killed by British soldiers
Boston Masacre
French and Indian War occurred because the French and English both claimed land
along the Ohio River
People who wanted America to be free from the English
Patriots
the French and Indian War occurred in what years
1754-1763
act that required a stamp or seal on every document in the colonies
Stamp Act
young Virginian that gained valuable experience in the French and Indian War
George Washington
commander of all British forces in the North American colonies during the French and Indian War
Edward Braddock
the important English right denied to the colonists
representation in Parliament
British government dropped all taxes except
tea
Why did British soldiers move on Lexington and Concord
to capture patriot leaders and weapons
young Virginian that gained valuable experience in the French and Indian War
George Washington
commander of all British forces in the North American colonies during the French and Indian War
Edward Braddock
the important English right denied to the colonists
representation in Parliament
British government dropped all taxes except
tea
Why did British soldiers move on Lexington and Concord
to capture patriot leaders and weapons
young Virginian that gained valuable experience in the French and Indian War
George Washington
commander of all British forces in the North American colonies during the French and Indian War
Edward Braddock
the important English right denied to the colonists
representation in Parliament
British government dropped all taxes except
tea
Why did British soldiers move on Lexington and Concord
to capture patriot leaders and weapons
Virginia patriot who said "give me liberty or give me death".
Patrick Henry
Massachsetts patriot who rode from Boston to warn that the British were coming
Paul Revere
Second Continental Congress made the important decision that who would command the American Army
George Washington
fort that ws captured by Ethan Allen and the "Green Mountain Boys"
Fort Ticonderoga
German soldiers hired by the British
Hessians
patriot who said,"I have not yet begun to fight"
John Paul Jones
battle that showed the British that untrained Americans could fight
Battle of Bunker Hill
"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country", was said by
Nathan Hale
victories on the frontier by this man gained the Northwest Territory for America
George Rogers Clark
Washington's victory here led to the surrender of the entire British army
Yorktown
before crossing the Delaware River Washington and his men spent a harsh winter here
Valley Forge
the agreement signed by England giving the colonies their freedom was
Treaty of Paris
the highest court in the land
U.S. Supreme Court
first plan of government in the United States
Articles of Confederation
plan for the United States government used today
Constitution
its actual writing was done by Thomas Jefferson
Declaration of Independance
government controlled by the citizens through their elected representatives
constitutional republic
two main weaknesses of the Articles of Confederations
could not collect taxes
power to settle arguments
Washington's speach when he finished his term as President
farewell address
who is given credit for doing the most work on the Constitution
James Maddison
the lady who is said to have stitched the first United States flag
Betsy Ross
the three branches of government
executive
legislative
judicial
two houses of Congress
Senate
House of Representatives