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Law passed by Parliament to make colonists by a tamp to place on many items such as wills and newspapers

Stamp Act

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One of the founders of the Sons of Liberty

Samuel Adams

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Laws passed by Parliament in 1767 that set taxes on imports to the colonies

Townshend Acts

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Conflict between colonists and British soldiers in which four colonists were killed

Boston Massacre

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A network of communication set up in Massachusetts and Virginia to inform other colonies of ways that Britain threatened colonial rights

Committees of Correspondence

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Protest against increased tea prices in which colonists dumped British tea into Boston Harbor

Boston Tea Party

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King of England during the American revolution

King George III

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A series of laws set up by Parliament to punish Massachusetts for its protests against the British

Intolerable Acts

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Rule by the military

Martial law

10

Civilian soldiers

Minutemen

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The meeting of the colonies delegates that approved the Declaration of Independence

Second Continental Congress

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An offer of sent by the Second Continental Congress to King George III

Olive Branch Petition

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Pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that attacked the monarchy

Common Sense

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Document that said that the United States was an independent nation

Declaration of Independence

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Colonists who wanted independence from Britain

Patriots

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Colonists who were loyal to Britain

Loyalists

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Battle won by the Americans in 1776

Trenton

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Battle won by the Americans in 1777

Saratoga

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Place where Washington's army spent the winter of 1777-1778

Valley Forge

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Ruse in the price of goods

Inflation

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Selling goods that are difficult to come by for a profit

Profiteering

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Prussian officer who helped train American soldiers

Friederich von Steuben

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French noble who helped the Americans

Marquis de Lafayette

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British general

Charles Cornwallis

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Battle that gave Americans victory in the war

Yorktown

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Treaty that officially ended the war

Treaty of Paris

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A belief in equality

Egalitarianism