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AmeriComic- American Revolution Vocab


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Name the Term for the Picture and define what it means and what role it plays in the Revolution. Then check your answer.

Name the Term for the Picture and define what it means and what role it plays in the Revolution. Then check your answer.

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  • 1. The Road To A New Nation Pictured Vocabulary
  • 2. George Washington • led the Continental Army to victory over the Kingdom of Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775– 1783).
  • 3. Patriot • those who supported the American cause in the American Revolution
  • 4. Minuteman • Civilian soldiers ready to fight at a minutes notice.
  • 5. Pontiac’s Rebellion • Pontiac's Rebellion was a war launched in 1763 by North American Indians who were dissatisfied with British policies in the Great Lakes region after the British victory in the French and Indian War/ Seven Years' War
  • 6. Benjamin Franklin • He was an early proponent of colonial unity and as a political writer and activist he, more than anyone, invented the idea of an American nation[1] and as a diplomat during the American Revolution, he secured the French alliance that helped to make independence possible.
  • 7. Declaratory Act • It stated that Parliament had the right to make laws for the colonies in all matters.
  • 8. Declaration of Independence • on July 4, 1776, announcing that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were no longer a part of the British Empire
  • 9. Sugar Act • Tax on Sugar and Molasses
  • 10. Proclamation Act of 1763 • Law created to protect Indian Attacks. Forbade colonists from settling west of the Appalachian mountains
  • 11. Stamp Act • required all legal documents, permits, commercial contracts, newspapers, wills, pamphlets, and playing cards in the American colonies to carry a tax stamp
  • 12. Boston Tea Party • protest by the American colonists against the British Government in which they destroyed many crates of tea belonging to the British East India Company on ships in Boston Harbor
  • 13. Lexington and Concord • were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. Also known as the shot heard round the world.
  • 14. Saratoga • The turning point of the American Revolution. The French, who had been providing covert aid to the American rebels for some time, now decided that the Americans were a good bet to win
  • 15. Loyalists • were American colonists who remained loyal to the Kingdom of Great Britain (and the British monarchy) during and after the American War of Independence. They were often referred to as Tories, Royalists, or King's Men by the Patriots
  • 16. Townshend Act • These laws placed a tax on common products imported into the American Colonies, such as lead, paper, paint, glass, and tea and dissolved the House of Burgesses
  • 17. Committees of Correspondence • Groups in the colonies that worked on coordinating written communication outside of the colony
  • 18. King George III • King of England during the American Revolution.
  • 19. Midnight Ride of Paul Revere • Silversmith who rode from Boston to Lexington to warn of the British attack on Lexington
  • 20. Sons of Liberty • a secret organization of American Patriots which originated in the Thirteen Colonies during the American Revolution. The were responsible for many public protest.
  • 21. Tea Act • Tax on Tea, requiring colonist to purchase their tea from the British East India Company.
  • 22. Battle of Yorktown • The last battle of the American Revolution where the British Surrendered.
  • 23. Valley Forge • as the site of the camp of the American Continental Army over the winter of 1777– 1778 in the American Revolutionary War. This was a time of great suffering for George Washington's Army
  • 24. Writs of Assistance • is a legal document that serves as a general search warrant to British officers
  • 25. Olive Branch Petition • The last attempt by the Continental Congress for peace with England.
  • 26. Militia • a military force composed of ordinary citizens
  • 27. Treaty of Paris • Treaty which ended the Revolution and gave the Colonies all the land east of the Mississippi river.
  • 28. Valley Forge • Pennsylvania, was the site of the camp of the American Continental Army over the winter of 1777–1778 in the American Revolutionary War. This was a time of great suffering for George Washington's Army,
  • 29. Common Sense • Small pamphlet written by Thomas Paine persuading colonists that Independence was inevitable.
  • 30. Quartering Act • The Quartering Acts were used by the British forces in the American colonies to force British troops into the houses of colonist
  • 31. Patrick Henry • prominent figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered for his " Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech
  • 32. Protest • To object to, especially in a formal statement. (often organized)
  • 33. Battle of Bunker Hill • The first military battle between the continental army and the British regulars.
  • 34. Revenue • is income that a company receives from its normal business activities
  • 35. Samuel Adams • He was the second cousin of John Adams. Leader of the Boston Sons of Liberty
  • 36. Continental Congress • convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that became the governing body of the United States during the American Revolution
  • 37. Boston Massacre • an incident involving the deaths of five civilians at the hands of British troops on March 5, 1770. Crispus Attucks, a former African Slave, was the first to be shot and was considered a martyr.
  • 38. Thomas Jefferson • Author of the Declaration of Independence
  • 39. Magna Carta • Latin for Great Letter- issued in the year 1215. required King John of England to proclaim certain rights to people, weakening the governments powers.
  • 40. Boycott • A protest in which you refuse to buy goods
  • 41. No Taxation Without Representation • Protest chant used in the colonies to voice their opinions on not having representation in parliament.