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Term Definition
King George 3rd British monarch
Quartering act required the colonies to house and supply British soldiers
revenue income a government collects to cover expenses
Sugar act taxed on things that had sugar in them
Stamp act Commercial documents to f=carry official stamp showing had been paid
Patrick Henry apart of the Virginians house of Burgess resistance
boy cott refusal to buy certain goods
sons of liberty a group of men who formed a secret society against the british
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Crispus Attucks was part of the protest against Britain. later got shot
Townshed act a series of laws and taxes brought to British colonies
Writes of assistance a search warrant to for British police to look or stolen goods
Samuel Adams A leader in sons of liberty
Boston massacre A clash between British soldiers and Boston colonists 5 people were killed
John Adams lawyer and Samuel Adams cousin
committee of correspondence A group of people in the colonies who exchanged letters on colonial affairs
Boston tea party The dumping of 342 chests of tea on Boston tea party
militia A force of armed civilians
minuteman A member of the colonial who was trained to respond in a "minuet"
intolerable acts A series of laws passed by parliament in 1774 to punish Massachusetts colonists for the Boston tea party
first continental congress A meeting of delegates from twelve of the Thirteen Colonies
Paul revere Made the midnight ride to warn colonists about the British advances
Lexington and concord Sites in in Massachusetts of the first battles of the american revolution
loyalist A colonist of the American revolutionary period who supported the British cause.
patriot A person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.
Ethan allen He fought in the French and Indian War and the American Revolution.
Artillery large-caliber guns used in warfare on land.
second continental congress A governing body whose delegates agrees and to approve the declaration of independence
continental army A colonial force authorized by the second continental congress
Benedict Arnold A general during the American Revolutionary War who originally fought for the American Continental Army but defected to the British Army.
Declaration of independence A document writen which colonies declared independence from Britain
Thomas Jefferson American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence
George Washington American politician and soldier who served as the first President of the United States
Mercenary A professional soldier hired to fight for a foreign country
Strategy An overall plan of action
Rendezvous A meeting
Battles of Saratoga A series of conflicts between British soldiers and the continental army in 1777 the proved to be a turning point in the revolutionary war
Ally A country that agrees to help each other to achieve a common goal
Marquis de Lafayette French aristocrat and military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War.
Bayonet A long steel knife attached to the end of a gun
Desert To leave military duty without intending return
Privateer A privately owned ship that has government permission during wartime to attack an enemy's merchant ships
James Forten African-American abolitionist and wealthy businessman in Philadelphia
John Paul Jones United States' first well-known naval commander in the American Revolutionary War.
Lord Cornwallis British leader
Guerillas A soldier who weakens the enemy with surprise raids and hit and run attacks
Pacifist A person morally opposed to war
Battle of Yorktown The last major battle of the revolutionary was which resulted in the surrender of British forces in 1781
Treaty of Paris The treaty that ended the French and Indian war Britain gained all of north america east of the Mississippi river
Republicanism The belief that government should be based on the consent of the people
Elizabeth Freeman as the first black slave to file and win a freedom suit in Massachusetts
Richard Allen a minister, educator, writer, and one of America's most active and influential black leaders.

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