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American Revolution Alphabet

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By Nicole Banchs
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Kayla Camarillo American Revolution Alphabet Abigail Adams 1.Abigail Adams was the wife of John Adams, which was the 2nd president of the U.S
2.Adams is remembered for the many letters she wrote to her husband while he stayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the Continental Congresses.
3.her letters are filled with intellectual discussions on government and politics. The letters serve as eyewitness accounts of the American Revolutionary War home front. Boston Tea Party 1.The Sons of Liberty were involved in this movement
2.They dressed as Indians for disguise and set sail with crates filled with tea
3.They threw the tea over the boat in protest of high taxes Crispus Attucks 1.Crispus Attucks was an American Slave
2.He was the first person shot to death by British redcoats during the Boston Massacre, in Boston
3.Attucks in the 19th century became an icon of the anti-slavery movement. He was held up as the first martyr of the American Revolution along with other victims of the shootings. Declaration of Independence 1.The Declaration of Independence was a statement
2.It was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776
3.This statement announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. Benjamin Franklin 1.Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States
2.He helped draft the Declaration of Independence
3.and the U.S Constitution, and negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which marked the end of the Revolutionary War. King George 3 1.George III was King of Great Britain
2.The Declaration of independence of the United States listed colonial grievances against King George III
3.He lost many of his American colonies during the American War of Independence Patrick Henry 1.known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia
2.A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia
3.Henry led the opposition to the Stamp Act of 1765 and is remembered for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech. Intolerable Act 1.The Intolerable Acts was a name used to describe a series of laws passed by the British Parliament
2.The acts triggered outrage and resistance in the Thirteen Colonies
3.These acts were important developments in the growth of the American Revolution. John Hancock 1.He was prominent Patriot of the American Revolution.
2.He served as president of the Second Continental Congress
3.He was American Revolutionary leader and the first signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence Lexington and Concord Battle 1.The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War.
2.They were fought on April 19, 1775, in Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord
3.The battles marked the outbreak of open armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in the mainland of British North America. Minute men 1.Minutemen were members of teams from Massachusetts that were well-prepared militia companies of select men from the American colonial partisan militia during the American Revolutionary War.
2.They provided a highly mobile, rapidly deployed force that allowed the colonies to respond immediately to war threats
3.The minutemen were among the first people to fight in the American Revolution. Northwest Ordinance 1.The Northwest Ordinance (formally An Ordinance for the Government of the Territory of the United States, North-West of the River Ohio
2.was an act of the Congress of the of the United States
President George Washington signed the Northwest Ordinance of 1789 into law after the newly created U.S. Congress reaffirmed the Ordinance with slight modifications under the Constitution. Proclamation Act of 1763 1.The Proclamation Act of 1763 was issued October 7, 1763, by King George III
2.This act says that no colonists is allowed to cross the Appalachian Mountains
3.This was issued due to the cause of The French and Indian War Quartering Act 1.The Quartering Act ordered the colonists to provide housing and provisions for British soldiers.
2.Originally intended as a response to problems that arose during The French and Indian War
3.It later became a source of tension between inhabitants of the Thirteen Colonies and the government in England. Redcoat 1.Redcoat is a historical term used to refer to soldiers of the British Army because of the red uniforms formerly worn by the majority of regiments.
2.The new English Army was formed of 22,000 men
3.Redcoat" is associated with British soldiers who fought against the colonists during the American Revolution. Sons of liberty 1.This group was made of colonists: started by Samuel Adams
2.This group was formed to protect the rights of the colonists and to take to the streets against the taxes from the usurpations by the British government
3.Sons of liberty were involved with the Boston tea Party Tea Act 1.The Tea act Raised the price on taxes for tea
2.An objective was to undercut the price of tea smuggled into Britain's North American colonies
3.Many Colonists disliked this rule Many started to boycott Unalienable Acts 1.The definition of "unalienable rights," is those rights that cannot be surrendered, sold or transferred to someone else - the government, for example, or another person
2."certain unalienable rights" is evidence that the Founding Fathers of the United States believed in God and for the most part we're strongly religious men with strong beliefs in entitlements bestowed by God upon men, and that these entitlements were so important that no earthly power can rightfully deny them. Therefore, no Government can deny these rights. Valley Forge (Battle) 1.George Washington sought quarters for his men he selected Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
2.the area was close enough to the British to keep their raiding and foraging parties out of the interior of Pennsylvania,
3.yet far enough away to halt the threat of British surprise attacks George Washington 1.was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, serving as the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.
2.Washington opposed the 1765 Stamp Act, the first direct tax on the colonies, and began taking a leading role in the growing colonial resistance .
3.Washington introduced a proposal, drafted by his friend George Mason, calling for Virginia to boycott English goods until the Acts were repealed “No Taxation without Representation” 1.No taxation without representation" is a slogan
2.originating during the 1750s and 1760s that summarized a primary grievance of the colonists,
3.which was one of the major causes of the American Revolution. Yorktown (Battle) 1.major land battle in North America during the American Revolutionary War, also known as the American War of Independence
2.troops led by General George Washington and French Army troops
3.The British Surrendered at the end
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