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Appointed the head of the Colonial Army.

George Washington

100
  • On March 5, a crowd of angry colonists threw sticks, stones, and snowballs at British guards stationed near a customs house 

  • The soldiers reacted by firing into the crowd killing 5 colonists and wounding 6

What is the Boston Massacre 

100
  • Placed a tax on tea

  • Colonists were only allowed to buy tea from the British East India Company

Tea Act
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Placed a tax on all printed materials

Stamp Act

100

Boston patriots dressed up as Native Americans boarded ships and dumped 342 chests of tea (worth about $1 million today) into the Boston Harbor

The Boston Tea Party

200

In his speech in front of the Virginia Convention he said the famous words "Give me liberty or give me death".

Who is Patrick Henry 

200

This War took place between 1754 and 1763. After the treaty was signed the Britain now controlled the land west of the Appalachian Mountains.

What was the French and Indian War.

200

Sugar Act... What did it do?

Placed a tax on foreign (non-British) sugar and certain luxuries

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  • Placed a tax on imported tea, glass, and paper

  • Suspended the New York Assembly for refusing to follow the Quartering Act

  • Gave custom officials a general license or writ of assistance to search private homes and businesses for smuggled goods

TOWNSHEND ACTS:

200

A 5 man committee made up of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman were appointed to write this document. 

The Declaration of Independence 

300

Secrete societies  created in response to the stamp act. They helped organize boycotts against the British. 

Who were the Sons of Liberty and Daughters of Liberty.

300

War that took place from 1763-1766. This war started after the French and Indian War ended. The tribal leader was unhappy with the terms of the treaty, giving the land west of the Appellations to Britain.

Pontiac's War

300

This Act said that all colonist had to transport goods using British ships. The colonists also could only buy and sell goods to Britain. 

What was the Navigation Act

300

QUARTERING ACT...What did this say?

Colonists had to provide shelter and food for the British soldiers

300

was a period of time in the early 1700s when Great Britain purposefully neglected the colonies because it did not have the money or the soldiers to enforce the Navigation Acts

SALUTARY NEGLECT

400

Who created the cartoon Join or Die. A cartoon created to try to encourage the colonies to work together in the fight. 

Ben Franklin 

400
  • It was the first gathering of elected representatives from the colonies to devise a unified protest against new British taxation 

  • Representatives from 9 colonies met in New York City
  • They resolved that only their elected officials could approve taxes

Stamp Act Congress 

400

DECLARATORY ACT... What is it?

Reminded the colonists that Great Britain made the laws

400
  • Closed the port of Boston until the tea was paid for

  • Gave more power to the royal governor

  • Royal officials accused of crimes would be tried in England instead of the colonies

  • Expanded the Quartering Act to force colonists to house British soldiers in private homes

INTOLERABLE ACTS

400

The battle was a British victory BUT the battle proved that the inexperienced Colonial militia could stand up to the British soldiers

The Battle of Bunker Hill

500

This person wrote the common sense letters. These letters were written to help the colonist who were undecided or Loyalists see the reasons why the colonies needed freedom from Britain. 

Who is Thomas Paine 

500

Rhode Island colonists burned the British patrol ship. What was the name of that ship?

Gaspee

500

THE GREAT AWAKENING.... What was this?

a period of religious revival. Religion became more individualized. 

If ordinary people could figure out how to worship God, couldn’t they figure out how to govern themselves as well?

500

THE ENLIGHTENMENT: What is it?

intellectual movement during the 1600s-1700s that emphasized reason and individualism

500

This group did the following:

  • Managed the war effort

  • Appointed diplomats

  • Issued the Olive Branch Petition and the Declaration of Independence

2ND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS

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