American Revolution Test on 11/21/19
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.