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Parliament
Lawmaking branch of government in Great Britain
Patriot
Colonists who supported freedom from Britain during the American Revolution
French and Indian War
War fought in North America from 1754 to 1763 between France and Native American allies on one side and Britain and its allies on the other side
Battle of Saratoga
Battle that was an American victory over the British in 1777 a turning point in the American Revolution
Battle in Yorktown
Final decisive battle of the American Revolution, fought in 1781, after which Britain surrendered
Declaration of Independence
Document approved on July 4,1776
officially declaring that the American colonies were breaking away from Great Britain to form a new nation
Tax
Money that the citizens pay to support the cost of government
Loyalists
Colonists who supported Britain during the American Revolution
Continental Congress
Meeting of leaders from the 13 colonies who voted to form the Continental Army and approved the Declaration of Independence
American Revolution
War from 1775 to 1783, between the American colonies and Great Britain, that led to establishment of the independent United States
Stamp Act
Tax that the British Parliament placed on newspapers and official document sold the American colonies
Benedict Arnold
1741-1801 Patriot general who became a traitor and offered to help the British capture West Point
Thomas Jefferson
1743-1826 Third President of the United States, from 1801 to 1809 Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence
Anna Strong
1740-1812 Help get information about the British to General George Washington during the American Revolution
George Washington
1732-1799 First President of the United States, from 1789 to 1797 Washington led the Continental Army during the American Revolution
Representatives
Person elected to speak for others in an assembly or legislative body
Constitution
A written plan of government
United States Constitution
Plan for the American government
War of 1812
Conflicted between the United States and Great Britain from 1812-1815
Capital
City where the government of a state or country meets
Bill of Right
First ten amendment to the United State Constitution, listing the rights that belong to all Americans and cannot be taken away by the government
Kingston
City on the western side of the Hudson River in the southeastern New York State constitution was written in 1777 New York's state capital
George Clinton
1739-1812 First governor of New York State, he served from 1777 -1795 and 1801-1804
Alexander Hamilton
1775-1804 New York representative to the Constitutional Convention and the first secretary of the treasury, from 1789-1795
Martha Washington
1731-11802 Wife of George Washington and the first First Lady of the United States
Toll
Fee paid to use a road
Canal
Waterway built by people
Erie Canal
A waterway that connects Lake Erie and the Hudson River
Manufacture
To make products by hand or by machine
Industrial Revolution
Change in the way goods were made from hand-made to machine-made
Robert Fulton
1765-1815 Inventor of the first successful steamboat in 1807
Isaac Singer
1811-1875 Inventor of the first practical sewing machine