November 12

American Revolution Test on 11/21/19

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American Revolutionary War

Study Guide Test Date: Thursday – 11/21/19

  • The colonists were upset about the new taxes because they didn’t have representation in parliament to help decide the taxes.
  • “The shot heard ‘round the world” took place at Lexington.
  • General George Washington and his troops spent the winter of 1777 at Valley Forge.
  • King George III taxed the colonies.
  • Benedict Arnold began fighting for the Patriots and later switched to the British side for money and a higher ranking.
  • Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense.
  • Boycott– the refusal to buy, sell, or use certain goods.
  • Quartering Act– colonists were forced to provide food, housing, and supplies to British soldiers.
  • Sugar Act– placed on many goods; the first tax placed on the colonists.
  • Intolerable Acts– this law closed Boston Harbor until all the money from the tea dumped into the harbor was paid.
  • Boston Massacre– Crispus Attucks and 5 other colonists were killed.
  • Tea Tax– British East India Co. sold tea at a low price, although the tax was very high.
  • Boston Tea Party– colonists dressed up as Native Americans and dumped British tea chests in the harbor.
  • Townshend Acts– taxed lead, paint, glass, and tea.
  • Stamp Act– taxed most paper goods.
  • The Declaration of Independence– was a document that freed the colonies from British rule.
  • Treaty of Paris– was a document that ended the Revolutionary War.
  • Yorktown– Gen. Cornwallis surrendered at this battle.
  • The first fighting began at Lexington and Concord.
  • The first major battle of the Revolutionary War was at Bunker Hill.
  • Battle of Saratoga- was the turning point of the war.
  • Trenton– was where Washington crossed the Delaware River and surprised the Hessians.

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