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Battle of Saratoga
turning point of the Revolutionary War, 1777
Boston Massacre
British soldiers shot colonists after being taunted;1770
Boston Tea Party
patriots threw chests of English tea in Boston Harbor to protest the tax on tea;1773
Declaration of Independence
a statement written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776 that explained why the colonies should be independent from Great Britain
English Bill of Rights
a document protecting the constitutional rights of all English citizens.
First Continental Congress
meeting of a colonial delegates who discussed problems with and promoted independence from England;1774
Inherent
natural, unalienable rights
Lexington And Concord
Location of where the first shots were fired to begin the Revolutionary war;1775
Magna Carta
The charter of English political and civil liberties that gaurantees basic rights to individuals.
Inherent
natural, unalienable rights
military campaignes
a series of armed forces operations undertake to achieve certain goal in a war
Parliament
England's legislative body
Philosophies
ideas about a concept
Proclaim of 1763
issued by King George(England) closed the western frontier in Americs to colonial settlement
Stamp Act
passed by British Parlament requiring stamps on all legal documents:1765
Surrender at Yortown
Battle which marked the end of the Revolutionary War war; Cornwallis surrendered to Washington
Stamp Act
passed by British Parlament requiring stamps on all legal documents:1765
Treaty of Paris
the document that officaly ended the revolutinary war and recognized american independence
unalienable rights
privileges that are due to a person and cannot be transferred to another or other
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
Virginia law written by Thomas Jefferson and passed in 1786 that gave Virginians the right to worship in whichever way the pleased.