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A proposal for the colonies to unite to form a federal government
Albany Plan of Union
General search warrants
Writs of Assistance
Designed to communicate with other colonies about British activities
Committee of Correspondence
A group of laws that led the colonists to believe that the British were trying to seize control of the colonial government
Intolerable Acts
Law that forced the colonists to pay more for their own defense
Quartering Act
General and commander of the British troops
William Howe
Naval commander in one of the most famous naval battles of the War for independence
John Paul Jones
French military officer who helped train American troops
Marquis de Lafayette
British general who led troops in the Southern campaign
Charles Cornwallis
American spy on the British who was caught and hanged
Nathan Hale
The first skirmish of the French and Indian War occurred because both the French and British wanted this territory
Ohio River Valley
Washington’s decision to attack in New Jersey was a surprise to the British because it was during this time of year
Winter
The colonists protested the Stamp Act by refusing to buy goods from this country
England
At the suggestion of Thomas Jefferson, the colonies formed an organization called this
Committee of Correspondence
What two “Acts” became known as the “Intolerable Acts”?
Quartering Act and Coercive Acts
Paying for the war was difficult for the Continental Congress because it lacked this power.
Taxing
The American victory at Saratoga was a turning point in the war because it convinced this country to commit troops to the American cause
France
The fighting between the French and British during the French and Indian War eventually spread to Europe, where it later became known as this war
Seven Years War
The town of Concord created a special unit of men called _________, who were trained and ready to fight at a moment’s notice
Minutemen
The American Revolution was not only a war between the Americans and the British, but also a civil war between the Patriots and the ________.
Loyalists
To disrupt British trade, the Continental Congress issued letters of ______, or licenses, authorizing private ship owners to attack British merchant ships
Marque
He said, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country?”
Nathan Hale
He is known as an American traitor
Benedict Arnold
He said, “I have not yet begun to fight.”
John Paul Jones
This “Act” required the colonies to pay more for their own defense
Quartering Act
This “Act “prohibited colonists from settling west of an imaginary line running north to south along the Appalachian Mountains
Royal Proclamation of 1763
British prime minister who introduced the Sugar Act.
George Grenville
He warned Lexington that the British were coming
Paul Revere and William Dawes
His nickname was the “Swamp Fox
Francis Marion