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Rebellion

An organised attempt to overthrow a ruler or government.

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Colony

A territory controlled by another country.

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The stamp act

A tax on official documents. (Such as wills) It was passed in 1765.

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No Taxation without Representation

The opposition to the Stamp Act's slogan.

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The 13 colonies in America.

New Hampshire
New York
Massachusetts
Connecticut
Rhode Island
Pennsylvania
New Jersey
Maryland
Delaware
Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Georgia.

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Causes of the American War of Independence

1765 - The Stamp Act

1767 - The Townshend Acts

1770 - The Boston Massacre

1773 - The Boston Tea Party

1774 - The Intolerable Acts

1775 - Battle of Lexington.

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The American Revolution

1775 - Battle of Lexington & Battle of Bunker Hill

1776 - British attacked Washington in New York & Attack at Trenton

1777 - British capture Philadelphia & Victory at Saratoga

1780 - Battle at Charleston

1781 - Battle at Yorktown

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Who won the battle of Lexington?

The Americans

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Who won the Battle of Bunker Hill?

The Americans

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Who attacked Washington in New York?

The British

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Who won the battle of Trenton?

The Americans

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Who captured Philadelphia?

The British

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Who won the battle of Saratoga?

The Americans

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Who won the battle of Charleston?

The British

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Who won the battle of Yorktown?

The Americans

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Revolution

The overthrowing of a ruler/government

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American army advantages

-They knew the countryside well

-They used guerrilla tactics

-They were fighting for their homes (determined)

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American army disadvantages

-The army consisted of farmers - many insisted on going home for the harvest

-They had little experience

-They had no money so they had little equipment

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British army advantages

-They were a professional and experienced army

-The army was 4 times bigger than the American army

-They were well equippped

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British army disadvantages

-They did not know the countryside

-Their supplies were in Britain - very far away