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1607 The date that the Magna Carta was signed by King John, limited the power of the king of England
English Bill of Rights The date that the Plymouth colony established Mayflower Compact signed by the Pilgrims to create self-government
1215 Washington’s troops endured difficult winter in Pennsylvania ● thousands died due to lack of food and clothing ● Baron von Steuben trained and inspired the troops
Virginia House of Burgesses 1774 - Britain punishes colonists severely for the Boston Tea Party ● Also known as the Coercive Acts
1620 March 5, 1770 – 5 civilians were killed by British soldiers including Crispus Attucks
Cash Crops African American who made an all-night ride to warn colonists of British troop movement
Puritans ● “Join or Die …” ● 1754 - An early attempt by Ben Franklin at forming a union of the colonies "under one government” during the French and Indian War.
Catholics Politician, Statesman, Author, and Inventor ● Signed the Declaration of Independence and Constitution ● Secured French help for the Patriots during the American Revolution
Pilgrims French political thinker ● Wrote Spirit of the Laws ● Argued for separation of powers (executive, legislative, judicial)
Quakers Goods or products that are brought into the country through trade
Middle Passage ● 1775 ● “Shot Heard Round the World” ● First Battles of the American Revolution
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut Main writer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 ● 3rd President of the U.S. ● Purchased Louisiana Territory in 1803
Reasons for European Exploration ● 1754-1763 ● British and American soldiers fought French and Native American soldiers for control of North America.
Lord Charles Cornwallis Enlightenment thinker who argued for people’s natural rights (life, liberty, property)
Mercantilism  1764 - tax on sugar and molasses, one event leading to revolution
King George III An economic system where European countries use trade and colonies to gain wealth and power
John Locke The part of the triangular trade involving the forced migration of Africans to the New World as part of the Atlantic slave trade
William Blackstone ● Wife of John Adams ● Fought for women’s rights ● Urged John Adams to “Remember the ladies …”
New England Colonies The date of the Declaration of Independence ● formally separated the colonists from England
Middle Colonies Officially ended American Revolution. ● United States was recognized as a nation by England
Southern Colonies 1766 - British soldiers could stay in colonists’ homes ● Colonists would provide food and lodging
Charles de Montesquieu Colonists declare loyalty to King George III but ask him to cancel Intolerable Acts ● Final effort at Peace by colonists
Thomas Paine The date that Jamestown, Virginia was settled as the first permanent English Settlement in the New World
French and Indian War ● Patriot, Anti-Federalist ● “Give me liberty or give me death!”
Imports  765 - tax on legal documents, newspapers, licenses, diplomas, dice, and playing cards. ● One event that lead to the American Revolution
Exports Religious group that wanted to escape persecution in Europe, Founded the colony of Pennsylvania
Triangular Trade ● 1781 ● Final surrender that ends at the Revolutionary War
William Penn English lawyer and judge. Wrote Commentaries on the Laws of England. Colonists referenced his writings when arguing for self-government
Albany Plan of Union Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia ● Year round growing season ● Cash crops such as tobacco, rice, and indigo ● Slavery and Plantations.
Representative Government British general who lost at Yorktown during the American Revolution
Tolerance Wrote Common Sense - a pamphlet about the ideas of independence
First Great Awakening Main complaint by the Colonists against the British
Battle of Saratoga New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware ● “Breadbasket” Colonies – grew wheat, barley, rye, oats, and other grains. ● Diversity and Religious Tolerance.
Boston Massacre 1619 First representative assembly in the colonies
Valley Forge Power and right to govern comes from the people who choose leaders to make the laws on their behalf
Boston Tea Party Colonists forbidden by England to settle west of Appalachian Mountains
Lexington and Concord Goods or products that are sent out of the country through trade
Battle of Yorktown 1689 Created separation of powers and limited the powers of the king and queen
Thomas Jefferson Commanding General of the Continental Army ● 1st President of United States
1776 King of England during The American Revolution
George Washington Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire ● Rocky soil and Cold Winters ● Economy of Shipbuilding, Fishing, Trade, Small Farming
Paul Revere Trade route between Europe, Africa, and the New World
Crispus Attucks Founded Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1620 Wanted to reform or purify the Church of England
John Paul Jones Polish born Jewish immigrant ● Patriot who helped finance the American Revolution
Samuel Adams 1773 - Act of civil disobedience in which colonists dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor
Sugar Act 3 G's God, Gold and Glory
Quartering Act Quaker who founded Pennsylvania as a “holy experiment” ● purpose was Peace and Religious Tolerance
Intolerable Acts Founder of Sons of Liberty (the group that organized the Boston Tea Party)
Proclamation of 1763 Delegates met in Philadelphia and agreed to boycott British goods, stop trade with England, and form militias
Stamp Act Acceptance of others beliefs, actions, and customs
Tea Act 1639 - The first example of a written constitution in the colonies. Influenced by Thomas Hooker
Olive Branch Petition 1766 tax that lead to the Boston Tea Party
Treaty of Paris in 1783 Religious group that wanted to escape persecution, Founded the colony of Maryland
Abigail Adams Known for the Midnight Ride in which he warned the colonists of British troop movements
First & Second Continental Congress 1730’s – Emotional sermons at revival meetings made faith more important for American colonists
Patrick Henry American Naval Hero during the American Revolution ● “I have not yet begun to fight!”
“No Taxation Without Representation” Religious group that wanted to escape persecution, Founded the colony of Plymouth in 1620
Wentworth Cheswell Turning Point of the American Revolution ● France and Spain joined the side of the Patriots
Benjamin Franklin a crop produced for its commercial value rather than for use by the grower. Examples include cotton, tobacco, sugar cane, indigo, and rice
Haym Solomon 1st African American killed at the Boston Massacre

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