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45 Cards in this Set

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On Dec 25, 1776 Washington and 2400 Patriot soldiers surprised the enemy at Trenton by
crossing the Delaware river at midnight
The primary author of the Declaration of Independence was
Thomas Jefferson
The colonists' ability to withstand frontal assault from the British army was proved at the
Battle of Bunker Hill
Officers from the country of Poland aided the Patriot cause by
donating their army engineering and cavalry skills to the Continental Army
The colonists' rebellion against Britain became a full scale revolution when
The Continental COngress signed the Declaration of Independence
The first law of Parliament that directly taxed the colonies not just trade goods was the
Stamp Act
After Parliament repealed the Stamp Act they next issued the
Declaratory Act
When Prime Minister Lord North received word fo COrnwallis's surrender at Yorktown, he declared
"It is all over"
The slogan "No taxation without representation" was based on the ideas of
Samuel Adams and James Otis
The "Swamp Fox" was a name given to the guerilla leader
Francis Marion
One of the authors of Albany Plan of Union was
Benjramin Franklin
The national borders of the US were laid out in
The Treaty of Paris of 1783
Thomas Paine reached a wider audience than most other pamphlet writers of his day because he
wrote as a common man to common people
George Rogers Clark was never able to
capture Fort Detroit
Southern Patriots were known for
swift hit and run attacks
Parliament passe the Tea Act after
British India Company proposed selling its tea directly to the colonies
Fort Ticonderoga ws important because it
controlled access to Lake Champlain
In 1776 the American navy focused on
attacking individual British ships, supplying ports and merchant ships
more settlers began crossing the Appalachian Mountains in the late 1760 because
the British victory in the French and Indian War reduced their concerns about American Indian raids
some colonists objected to the Declaration of Independence because it failed to guarantee equal rights to
woemn and slaves
News of the fighting at Lexington and COncord
angered and shocked many colonists
in 1763 British citizens in England
paid higher taxes than British colonists in America
during the late 1600s, American Indian groups viewed French settlements as
less threatening than the rapidly growing English colonies
as a result of the treaty signed after QUeen Anne's was, Britain received
Hudson Bay, what is now Newfoundland and Nova Scotia from France
during what colonists called the French and Indian War
Braddock and Washington fought against an alliance of French and American Indian troops
which large body of water bordered the British territories
Atlantic Ocean
stories and images designed to support a particular point of view
provided revenue to pay military expenses and salaries of colonial governors
Townsend Acts
civilians serving a soldiers
refused to buy certain goods
the first law passed by Parliament to raise money in the colonies
Sugar Act
frontier region between the Virginia and Carolina coastal settlements and the Appalacian mountains
people who are killed, wounded or missing in a war
to abolish
special search warrants that allowed tax collectors to search for smuggled goods
writs of assistance
first people to settle in an area
military blockade of a city or fort
established British recognition of the US
Treaty of Paris of 1783
Dec 26 1776, battle between Hessians and Patriot forces
Battle of Trenton
colonist term for British soldiers
resulted in victory for western Patriots led by George Rogers Clark
Battle of Princeton
colonists who chose to fight for independence
Massachusetts militia
hired foreign soldiers
colonists who aided with the British during the revolution