S. Studies Chapter 2 Lesson 1 Flashcards


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the law-making part of the British government

Parliament

2

What were the main reasons colonists were upset with the King and Parliament?

unfair laws and taxes

3

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jeffereson

4

The colonists sent delegates to meet at the First________________

Continental Congress

5

The American Indians signed an agreement that they would stay ________ and not take sides.

neutral

6

Who had a strong navy and helped the colonists win the American Revolution?

the French

7

Those colonists who supported becoming independent were called

Patriots

8

Those colonists that were still loyal to the Great Britain were called

Loyalists

9

Paul Revere and two other men had to ready at a minutes notice. They warned the colonists saying, "the British are coming". These men were called

minutemen

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a person chosen by a larger group to represent the group

delegate

11

money paid to the government

tax

12

Who led the Continental Army in Virginia and later became the first American President?

George Washington

13

What was it called when the colonists decided to not buy the stamps during the Stamp Act?

boycott

14

Colonists dressed up as Native Indians and dumped tea into the Boston Harbor in response to the tax on tea. This was known as the ________________

Boston Tea Party

15

After six years of fighting, the colonists were able to defeat the British and they signed the __________________________________ making America a free country.

Treaty of Paris