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American Revolutionary War

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Karissa Mazurek

on 22 January 2013

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What Does The Word Revolution Really Mean? R. Boston Tea Party- Also known as a revengeful act. Tea was being shipped to colonial cities and mohawks boarded the ships at midnight and dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor. Revenue- this means incoming money. Resolution- this means a formal expression of opinion Revere, Paul- Revere witnessed the British coming to harm their town. He wanted to tell people about it, so he and William Dawes rode to Lexington to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock. E. effiges- a rag figure to represent an unpopular individual. Boston Massacre- The Bostonians and Soldiers were going to battle. The soldiers threw stones, sticks, and clubs at the custom house which was where taxes were collected. The redcoats fired, killing five people including Crispus Attucks who was a dockworker(part African, part Native American). Bunker Hill- Many malitiamen set up forts at Bunker Hill and nearby Breeds Hill. They were low on ammunition and they started to march up the hill. Colonel Prescott shouted "Don't fire until you see the whites of her eyes!" The Americans ran out of gunpowder and had to withdraw the fight. The Redcoats won but in a way lost because they lost many more men than the Americans did. V. Violence Intolerable Acts- A seiries of laws passed to punish the people of Massechusetts for their resistance to British law. Also they closed the Boston Harbor until the Massachusetts colonists paid for the ruined tea. As well as forcing the Bostonians to shelter soldiers in their own homes. With the Quebec act trailing along, it stated that Quebec was granted the area west of the appalachian mountains and North of the Ohio River. O. Other Important Vocabulary L. Leave It To Me U. Under The Radar/Confidential T. I. Interesting Facts N. Not Mentioned "You dare not fire"
-The crowd during the Boston Massacre Sugar Act- This act lowered tax on imported molasses. George Greenville hoped to lower tax. He hoped that this would convince the colonists to pat the tax instead of smuggling. Also this let's officers seize goods from smugglers without going to court. Non- importation- This was pledges not to buy or use goods imported from Britain. Boycott- This means to refuse to buy products. Stamp Act- The Stamp Act placed tax on almost all printed materials including newspapers, wills, and playing cards. All printed material had to have a stamp. British officers applied stamps after tax was paid. Repeal- Cancel Occupy- Control Encounter- This means to have an unexpected meeting. It was not planned. Propaganda- This was information made to influence public opinion. "We did not send for you. We will not have you here. We'll get rid of you, we'll drive you away."
-A man during the Boston Massacre "We must master them or totally leave them alone."
-King George III (Intolerable Acts) Continental Congress- This is a political body to represent American interests and challenge British control. Committees of Correspondence- An organization used in earlier protests. Prohibited- prevented or the act of preventing. Patrick Henry- He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses. He persuaded the Burgesses to take action against the Stamp Act. Townshend Acts- These were new taxes would only apply goods such as glass, tea, and paper. Any British taxes angered the colonists. Only their representatives could tax them. Colonists organized another boycott. Women formed daughters of liberty and made fabrics and produced other goods instead of buying British goods. Tea Act- This is a law that allowed the company a virtual monopoly or sole control of the trade for tea in America. Samuel Adams- He helped start an organization called the sons of liberty to protest the Stamp Act. People in other cities also did this. Writs of Assistance- This allowed custom officers to enter any location to search for smuggled goods. Crispus Attucks- A dockworker who was part African and part Native American. LEXINGTON/CONCORD- This fight began at Lexington with 70 minutemen. Eight died and the march continued on to Concord where several others died as well. A shot was fired at the enemies. This was known as "THE SHOT HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD." Further shots were fired making Lexington/concord an important battle. Minutemen- A company that stated they would be ready to fight in a minutes notice. The British army had many advantages over the American army. Some of these advantages include well established experience, well established navy, had surplus quantities of powder, guns, and clothing, lastly, they were well disciplined and trained. Over 9,000 American's suffered serious wounds and injuries. There were about 2.5 million colonists at the start of the war. African Americans served on both sides in the revolutionary war. Violated- To interfere with Cause And Effect CAUSE: Colonial leaders used the 5 killings in the Boston Massacre as propaganda. CAUSE: King George III realized that Britain was losing control of the colonies. EFFECT: The Townshend Acts were removed. EFFECT: The British government responded by passing the Coercve Acts. CAUSE: Arnold joined his militia with Allen's force known as the Green Mountain Boys. They went to takeover fort Ticonderoga. EFFECT: They caught the British by surprise and they surrendered. "The 29th [regiment] on duty. A quarrel between the soldiers and inhabitants;... A party of the 29th... fired on the people; they killed 5, wounded several others....the inhabitants are greatly enraged."
-From the diary of John Rowe "Well it's high time for us to rebel. We must rebel... and we had better rebel now."
-Quoted from the book John Adams Thanks For Watching!
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