French and Indian War
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Vocabulary
Revolutionary War
Independence
100

The French allied with this indigenous American confederation during the war.

Iroquois

100

He was an English born political philosopher who wrote Common Sense.

Thomas Paine

100

A professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army.

mercenary

100

This was the last major battle of the Revolutionary War and was a victory for the American soldiers.

Battle of Yorktown

100

He wrote the Declaration of Independence.  Later he would found the first public university and become third president of the United States.

Thomas Jefferson

200

What was the Glorious Revolution?

Limited the power of the King and Queen and gave more power to the British Parliament.  It limited the power of King William and Queen Mary.  1688

200

He was a Boston silversmith and member of the Sons of Liberty.  He is best known for riding from Boston to Lexington warning the colonists that the British had arrived.

Paul Revere

200

to  lose or give up something especially as a result of punishment.

to forfeit.

200

These German mercenary soldiers fought on the side of the British during the Revolutionary War.

Hessians

200

List three reasons why the Articles of COnfederation failed.

1. State Governments were unwilling to give up any power or make compromise.

2.  Could not print national currency

3.  Could not regulate or collect taxes

4.  Could not regulate trade

300

A British general who learned the language of the Mohawk tribe.  He was appointed as superintendent of "Indian affairs" and allied with the Mohawk during the war.

Warraghiyagey

300

He was a politician and great speaker from Virginia who would one day become governor.  He is best known for the quote, "Give me liberty, or give me death"

Patrick Henry

300

A person who is learning a trade from a skilled employer.  (Someone learning how to be a blacksmith)

Apprentice

300

He was a French general who led his army in the Revolutionary War.  He was convinced that the American patriotic cause was just.

Marquis de Lafayette

300

Each branch of the US government and what it does.

Legislative-make laws

executive-enforce laws

judicial-establish courts and interpret the law

400

He was the Foreign Secretary in England and a great statesman.  He wanted to win the French and Indian War.  He wanted the English to control the Niagra and St. Lawrence Rivers.

William Pitt

400

He was a leading Massachusetts politican and speaker who would inspire large groups of people to follow the Revolutionary Cause.

Sam Adams

400
A soldier in an army who leaves without permission.

deserter

400

This battle was fought in New Jersey and was a small victory for the colonial army.  George Washington's army crossed the Deleware River and surprised the British troops.

Battle of Princeton 

400

The Declaration of INdependence guarantees that all men living in the UNited States should be granted

life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

500

What was the Proclamation of 1763

The King of England created a boundary in the Appalacian Mountains.  Everything east would be colonial territory, everything west would belong to indigenous Americans

500

This was an early form of government for the 13 colonies.  They convened in Philadelphia and met about the growing tension between the colonies and Great Britain.  They also drafted and signed the Declaration of Independence.

First and Second Continental Congress

500

to make a law, no longer a law (V)

repeal

500

During the Revolutionary War, General George Washington's army camped here.

Valley Forge

500

This concept ensures that no one branch of government would become too powerful.

Separation of POwers

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