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Why did the British need money?

The French and Indian war was expensive.

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Who won the French and Indian War?

England or British

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What did the English do to get money?

They taxed the colonists.

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What did the sugar act tax?

Molasses

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What did the stamp act tax?

Documents, paper, cards and dice

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What were violent ways the colonists protested?

Tar and feathering, throwing snowballs and sticks and running the tax men up the flag pole

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What are peaceful ways the colonists protested?

Petition and boycotts

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What does "No taxation without representation" mean?

The colonists wanted a say in what and how they were taxed.

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What is parliament?

British law making assembly

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What did the Townshend act tax?

Glass, paint, tea

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What happened at the Boston massacre?

Colonists showed they were mad by throwing sticks and snowballs at the British soldiers. The soldiers fired into their crowd killing five colonists.

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What did the tea act say.

Colonists could only buy tea from English ships.

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What was the result of the tea how or how did the colonists respond?

They threw it into the harbor which is called the Boston Tea Party.

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What did the quartering act say?

The colonists had to house the British soldiers.

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What does declaration mean?

to make an official statement

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What does independence mean

freedom to govern one's self

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Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson

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Define patriots

Colonists who supported a break from England

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Define loyalist

Colonists who stayed loyal to England and the king.

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Strengths of the Patriots

Fighting for independence
George Washington & good leaders
France will aide

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Patriot weaknesses

Not a trained army
Not much money or supplies
Colonists enlist for only months

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British strengths

Professional army
Lots of soldiers
Lots of supplies

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British weaknesses

Lack of motivation
Careless or poor officers
Travel for supplies
Bright red uniforms

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Who warns Lexington the British were coming?

Paul Revere

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Define Minutemen

Colonists who could be ready to fight in a short notice

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Where is the start of the Revolutionary War?

Lexington and Concord

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Where is the turning point of the Revolutionary War?

Saratoga

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Where is the final battle of the Revolutionary War?

Yorktown

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Who wrote Yankee Doodle Dandee

British soldier