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35 Cards in this Set

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law passed by parliament to make colonishs buy a stamp to place on many items such as wills and newspapers
stamp act
one of the founders of the sons of liberty
samuel adams
laws passed by parliament in 1767 that set taxes on imports to the colonies
townshend acts
conflict between colonists and british soldiers in which four colonists were killed
boston massacre
a network of communication set up in MA and VA to inform other colonists of ways that britian threatened colonial rights
committee of correspondence
protest against increased tea prices in which colonists dumped british tea into boston harbor
boston tea party
king of england durign the american revolution
king george III
a series of laws set up by parliament to punish MA for its protests against the british; created in response to boston tea party; closed down boston & made quartering act
intolerable acts
rule by the military
martial law
true or false:
at first colonial protest was nonviolent
refusal to buy goods or use services
woman who was a daughetr of liberty and promoted use of american goods only
mercy otis warren
a ship that belonged to john hancock; taken by british because it had smuggled wone on it from portugal
british officer in charge in colonies in boston in 1773; in charge of MA; came up with the tea act to sell tea free of taxes
lord north
met in september of 1774 in philadelphia; meeting of colonists; wrote declaration of colonial rights
first continental congress
town outside boston where british attacked; thought colonists were hiding weapons; 8 americans died
african american; first to die in boston massacre
crispus attucks
place where when british were on way back to boston from lexington minutemen attacked british; thousands of americans kill hundreds of british
prime minister of england who passed the stamp act
george grenville
the meeting of colonial delegates that approved the declaration of independence
second continental congress
an offer of peace sent by the second continental congress to king george III
olive branch petition
pamphlry written by thomas paine that attacked monarchy
common sense
main author of the declaration of independence
thomas jefferson
document that said the united states was an independent nation
declaration of independence
colonist who was loyal to britian
colonist who wanted independence from britian
head of the continental army
george washington
deadliest battle of war; took place on june 17, 1775; 311 americans died, 1000 british wounded
battle of bunker hill
hill on which the battle of bunker hill really took place
breed's hill
from VA, delegate to constitution, credited as first person to ask for independence
richard henry lee
the english philosopher whos ideas influenced the declaration of independence
john locke
what was king georges reaction to the olive branch petition?
he said the colonies were in rebellion and urged parliament to order a naval blockade of the american coast
battle on christmas of 1776; washington crossed the delaware river and surprised the british troops; 1000 british were captured
battle of trenton
where did most of the fighting in the war take place?
middle colonies (NY-VA mostly)
battle in summer of 1776; british arrived with 32,000 troops compared to 23,000 americans; only 8,000 americans remained; loss for americans
battle of new york