Flashcards on The American Revolution

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What was the main cause of the American Revolution?

The main cause of the American Revolution was the colonists' desire for independence from Great Britain.

Who were some important figures during the American Revolution?

Some important figures during the American Revolution were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Paul Revere, and Benjamin Franklin.

What was the significance of the Declaration of Independence?

The Declaration of Independence was significant in that it announced the 13 British North American colonies' separation from Great Britain and formed the basis for the United States of America.

What were some key battles fought during the American Revolution?

Some key battles fought during the American Revolution were the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Battle of Saratoga, and the Battle of Yorktown.

What was the Boston Tea Party?

The Boston Tea Party was a political protest that occurred on December 16, 1773, where American colonists, angry and frustrated at Britain for imposing “taxation without representation,” dumped 342 chests of tea, imported by the British East India Company into the Atlantic Ocean.

Who were the Sons of Liberty?

The Sons of Liberty were a secret organization formed in the American colonies in order to protect the rights of the colonists and to fight taxation by the British government.

What was the Treaty of Paris?

The Treaty of Paris, signed on September 3, 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War and recognized the United States as a sovereign nation.

What was the significance of the Battle of Saratoga?

The Battle of Saratoga was a turning point in the American Revolution as it was a decisive victory for the patriot forces and convinced France to recognize American independence and form a military alliance with the United States.

What role did George Washington play in the American Revolution?

George Washington was the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and led the colonists to victory against the British.

Which country supported the colonists during the American Revolution?

France supported the colonists during the American Revolution by sending troops and supplies.

What was the No taxation without representation slogan?

The No taxation without representation slogan was a phrase coined by American colonists who believed they should not be taxed by a British government to which they had no say in the parliamentary representation.

What was the significance of the Battle of Yorktown?

The Battle of Yorktown was the last major battle of the American Revolution and resulted in the surrender of British General Lord Cornwallis and his troops, leading to the end of the war.

What was the Continental Army?

The Continental Army was the army formed by the Second Continental Congress after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War.

What was the Stamp Act?

The Stamp Act was a tax imposed by the British government on the American colonies that required many printed materials in the colonies to be produced on stamped paper.

What was the significance of Paul Revere's 'Midnight Ride'?

Paul Revere's 'Midnight Ride' was significant as he warned American patriots of the movement of British troops out of Boston, helping the Continental Army prepare for their arrival.

What was the main cause of the American Revolution?

The main cause of the American Revolution was the colonists' desire for independence from Great Britain.

Who were some important figures during the American Revolution?

Some important figures during the American Revolution were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Paul Revere, and Benjamin Franklin.

What was the significance of the Declaration of Independence?

The Declaration of Independence was significant in that it announced the 13 British North American colonies' separation from Great Britain and formed the basis for the United States of America.

What were some key battles fought during the American Revolution?

Some key battles fought during the American Revolution were the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Battle of Saratoga, and the Battle of Yorktown.

What was the Boston Tea Party?

The Boston Tea Party was a political protest that occurred on December 16, 1773, where American colonists, angry and frustrated at Britain for imposing “taxation without representation,” dumped 342 chests of tea, imported by the British East India Company into the Atlantic Ocean.

Who were the Sons of Liberty?

The Sons of Liberty were a secret organization formed in the American colonies in order to protect the rights of the colonists and to fight taxation by the British government.

What was the Treaty of Paris?

The Treaty of Paris, signed on September 3, 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War and recognized the United States as a sovereign nation.

What was the significance of the Battle of Saratoga?

The Battle of Saratoga was a turning point in the American Revolution as it was a decisive victory for the patriot forces and convinced France to recognize American independence and form a military alliance with the United States.

What role did George Washington play in the American Revolution?

George Washington was the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and led the colonists to victory against the British.

Which country supported the colonists during the American Revolution?

France supported the colonists during the American Revolution by sending troops and supplies.

What was the No taxation without representation slogan?

The No taxation without representation slogan was a phrase coined by American colonists who believed they should not be taxed by a British government to which they had no say in the parliamentary representation.

What was the significance of the Battle of Yorktown?

The Battle of Yorktown was the last major battle of the American Revolution and resulted in the surrender of British General Lord Cornwallis and his troops, leading to the end of the war.

What was the Continental Army?

The Continental Army was the army formed by the Second Continental Congress after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War.

What was the Stamp Act?

The Stamp Act was a tax imposed by the British government on the American colonies that required many printed materials in the colonies to be produced on stamped paper.

What was the significance of Paul Revere's 'Midnight Ride'?

Paul Revere's 'Midnight Ride' was significant as he warned American patriots of the movement of British troops out of Boston, helping the Continental Army prepare for their arrival.

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