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39 Cards in this Set

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Economic Reason why people moved to U.S.
free land, gold, and later tobacco
Religous reason why people moved to U.S.
religous freedom- pilgrims and puritans. The Awakening
Political reasons why people moved to U.S.
New Ideas, like those of John Locke. Tired of rules from King George = political freedom
Scientific Ideas in the U.S.
the enlighnemet, or the Age of Reason. Ideas of natural pilosphy and Benjamin franklin proved eletrical charges
Government Ideas
John Locke's ideas on natural rights and social contracts between people and the government. If the government didn't protect the people, change the government
French and Indian War
war between french and british about whp gpt american soil. Let to money shortages in Britain so taxes needed
Proclamation Act
forbade colonists to move farther west
Sugar Act
taxes on forgein molasses and sugar
Stamp Act
forced colonists to pay a seperate tax on items that must be stamped
Stamp Act Congress
9 delegates met in NYC to write a petition to KIng George to repeal act
Declaratory Act
stated that the parliament had the right to rule and taxthe colonies
Townshend Acts
Import taxes on paint, glass, lead, paper, and tea coming into america. gave writs of assistance
Boston Massacre
1770 fight between colonists and 6 british soldiers . 5 Colonists killed
Tea Act
gave East India Company the right to sell directly to britih without tax- cut out buisness for colonial sea captains and merchants
Boston Tea Party
1773 Sam Adams led group of colonists to throw tea from british ships overboard
Intolerable Acts
also known as Coercive Acts, closed port of Boston until tea payed for, said that British officials could be tried in British courts, and said that british could be quartered in any town
First Continental Congress
started training militia,
George Washington
led the contintal army
Benjamin Franklin
got support of french, worked behind the scenes
King George III
set taxes and rules against colonists
Marquis de LaFayette
French MIlitary officer who helped to lead a colonial army, fought for NO pay
General Cornwallis
British General who surrendered at Yorktown
John Adams
front man for patriots, got crowd riled up , helped write declaration of independce
John Hancock
president of Continental Congress, first signer
Sam Adams
a founder of the sons of liberty togeth, got cousin involved, and helped conduct the Boston Tea Party
John Locke
wrote about the social contract between the government and it's people
Benedict Arnold
partriot officer, named a traitor after switching from british forces
Thomas Paine
Wrote Common Sense, a pamphlet that made many americans want to declare independence from Britain
Paul Revere
warned colonists and sons of liberty of british attack, spread exagerated news of Boston Massacre
Ethan Allen
leader of Green Mountain Boys that helped colonists win battke at Ticonderoga
Thomas Jefferson
writer of the declaration of independence
Lexington Green
first battle of the war, turning point
battle that gave rebels supplies
Bunker Hill
showed that Americans could defeat the British
Valley Forge
long winter spent where many americans died due to harsh conditions
New York
Howe vs. Washington, lost New York for the 7 years left of the war
got french to sign the treaty of alliance of 1778, where got frecnh support, supplies, and troops
final battle of the war, Cornwallis surredered= end of the war practically
Treaty of Paris of 1783
declared America a free country, set boundaries, and fishing limits and such