Vocabulary French and Indian War British Imperial Policy Events of the War Key Historical Figures

100

What is an ally?
a person or group that joins with another to work toward a goal

100

What is the French and Indian War?
In 1754, war broke out between Britain and France. These two countries had colonies in North American. In Europe, it was known as the Seven Years War. When the fighting began in North America, it was called what?

100

What is The Stamp Act?
the laws passed by Britain that taxed printed documents

100

What are the Battles of Lexington and Concord?
In early 1775, British General Thomas Gage learned that the colonists had a stockpile of military supplies. This led to what is known as the "shot heard 'round the world." It took place during these battles.

100

Who is George Washington?
commander-in-chief of the Continental Army

200

What is a protest?
an event at which people speak out about an issue

200

What is the Treaty of Paris?
At the end of the French and Indian War, Britain and France signed this document.

200

Who are the Sons and Daughters of Liberty?
Two groups were formed by the colonists as a result of the Stamp Act. These groups organized protests and even attacked some British tax collectors.

200

What is the Battle of Saratoga?
In 1777, patriots defeated the British army in upstate New York and gained support of several European countries. This battle was the turning point in the war.

200

Who is Benjamin Franklin?
an inventor, scientist, publisher, postmaster general, and political leader who helped write the Declaration of Independence

300

What is a militia?
a group of ordinary people who train for battle

300

What is the Proclamation of 1763?
This document told settlers to keep off of American Indian lands west of the Appalachians after the French and Indian War.

300

What is "No taxation without representation!"?
Some colonists believed that they should not be taxed unless they are represented in Parliament. This was their motto.

300

What is the Battle of Yorktown?
With aid from the French fleet and French army troops, Washington was able to win this final battle of the Revolutionary War.

300

Who is Benedict Arnold?
man who was bitter about not being promoted in the Continental Army and became a traitor

400

What is liberty?
freedom from being controlled by another government

400

What is the colonists to help pay for the war?
After the French and Indian War, Parliament passed new laws for the colonies. Some of these were passed because Great Britain needed what?

400

What is tyranny?
abuse of power by a ruler

400

What is all men are created equal and have certain rights?
This is stated in the first part of the Declaration of Independence

400

Who is Patrick Henry?
This key figure of the American Revolution is quoted as having said, "Give me liberty or give me death!"

500

What is a massacre?
the killing of many people

500

Who is Thomas Jefferson?
This key figure of the American Revolution is credited with being the main author of the Declaration of Independence.

500

What is peaceful ways to present the colonists' point had been attempted but failed?
This is stated in the third part of the Declaration of Independence.

500

What is complaints about the King ruling under tyranny?
This is the second and longest part of the Declaration or Independence

500

Who is John Adams?
He is responsible for helping set up the U.S. Navy and Marines. He also served as George Washington's vice president and later became the second president.

4th Grade CCGPS American Revolution

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