Flashcards in The American Revolution Deck (20)
An organised attempt to overthrow a ruler or government.
A territory controlled by another country.
The stamp act
A tax on official documents. (Such as wills) It was passed in 1765.
No Taxation without Representation
The opposition to the Stamp Act's slogan.
The 13 colonies in America.
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.
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
Who won the battle of Lexington?
Who won the Battle of Bunker Hill?
Who attacked Washington in New York?
Who won the battle of Trenton?
Who captured Philadelphia?
Who won the battle of Saratoga?
Who won the battle of Charleston?
Who won the battle of Yorktown?
The overthrowing of a ruler/government
American army advantages
-They knew the countryside well
-They used guerrilla tactics
-They were fighting for their homes (determined)
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
British army advantages
-They were a professional and experienced army
-The army was 4 times bigger than the American army
-They were well equippped