Flashcards in Revolutionary War Deck (29):
Why did the British need money?
The French and Indian war was expensive.
Who won the French and Indian War?
England or British
What did the English do to get money?
They taxed the colonists.
What did the sugar act tax?
What did the stamp act tax?
Documents, paper, cards and dice
What were violent ways the colonists protested?
Tar and feathering, throwing snowballs and sticks and running the tax men up the flag pole
What are peaceful ways the colonists protested?
Petition and boycotts
What does "No taxation without representation" mean?
The colonists wanted a say in what and how they were taxed.
What is parliament?
British law making assembly
What did the Townshend act tax?
Glass, paint, tea
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.
What did the tea act say.
Colonists could only buy tea from English ships.
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.
What did the quartering act say?
The colonists had to house the British soldiers.
What does declaration mean?
to make an official statement
What does independence mean
freedom to govern one's self
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
Colonists who supported a break from England
Colonists who stayed loyal to England and the king.
Strengths of the Patriots
Fighting for independence
George Washington & good leaders
France will aide
Not a trained army
Not much money or supplies
Colonists enlist for only months
Lots of soldiers
Lots of supplies
Lack of motivation
Careless or poor officers
Travel for supplies
Bright red uniforms
Who warns Lexington the British were coming?
Colonists who could be ready to fight in a short notice
Where is the start of the Revolutionary War?
Lexington and Concord
Where is the turning point of the Revolutionary War?
Where is the final battle of the Revolutionary War?