Flashcards in Ch. 2.3 The American Revolution Deck (15)
land owned and controlled by a mother country
Parliament imposed this 1765. required that certain printed materials must carry a stamp showing that tax had been paid to Britain
Declaration of Independence
written by Thomas Jefferson. approved by 2nd Continental Congress on July 2/4, 1776. declare colonies to be free from British crown. use Locke's ideas. almost like declaration of war to GB
Articles of Confederation
U.S's first constitution. not good enough
system in which power is shared between national and state governments
Bill of Rights
ten amendments approved by the states
"The TENSION between Great Britain and the colonies had started before the Stamp Act was passed."
"Previously, at Thomas Jefferson's urging, the colonies had formed committees of CORRESPONDENCE to allow them to communicate with each other about the British."
"In 1789 the new Congress proposed 12 AMENDMENTS."
"They guaranteed freedom of religion, speech, press, petition, and ASSEMBLY."
(p) William Pitt the Elder
Britain's prime minister. try and destroy France during Seven Years' War aka French and Indian War
(p) King George III
ordered Coercive Acts (aka Intolerable Acts) to punish colonists for the Boston Tea Party
(p) George Washington
led Continental Army. became first U.S. president.
(p) Thomas Jefferson
wrote Declaration of Independence. include Locke's ideas of natural rights and gov't duties