Flashcards on The American Revolution

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What was the American Revolution?

The American Revolution was a political upheaval during the late 18th century in which the 13 colonies of North America broke away from British rule, forming the United States of America.

When did the American Revolution take place?

The American Revolution took place from 1765 to 1783.

Who were some of the key figures in the American Revolution?

Some of the key figures in the American Revolution were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams.

What were some of the causes of the American Revolution?

Some of the causes of the American Revolution were British taxes, restrictions on colonial trade, and the lack of representation in the British government.

What was the Declaration of Independence?

The Declaration of Independence was a document written by Thomas Jefferson in which the 13 colonies declared their independence from British rule.

What was the Battle of Bunker Hill?

The Battle of Bunker Hill was a battle fought on June 17, 1775, during the Siege of Boston in the early stages of the American Revolution.

Who were the Patriots?

The Patriots were the colonists who supported the American Revolution and wanted independence from British rule.

Who were the Loyalists?

The Loyalists were the colonists who remained loyal to the British government during the American Revolution.

What was the Boston Tea Party?

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

What was the Treaty of Paris?

The Treaty of Paris was the agreement that ended the American Revolution, signed on September 3, 1783.

Who was Paul Revere?

Paul Revere was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and a Patriot in the American Revolution.

What was the Stamp Act?

The Stamp Act was a law passed by the British government in 1765 that required American colonists to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used.

What was the Boston Massacre?

The Boston Massacre was a confrontation on March 5, 1770 in which British soldiers killed five colonists in Boston.

What was the Continental Congress?

The Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from the 13 colonies that started in 1774 in response to the Intolerable Acts, convened to address the grievances brought to the attention of King George III.

What was the Battle of Saratoga?

The Battle of Saratoga was a turning point in the American Revolution, fought on September 19 and October 7, 1777, in northern New York.

What was the American Revolution?

The American Revolution was a political upheaval during the late 18th century in which the 13 colonies of North America broke away from British rule, forming the United States of America.

When did the American Revolution take place?

The American Revolution took place from 1765 to 1783.

Who were some of the key figures in the American Revolution?

Some of the key figures in the American Revolution were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams.

What were some of the causes of the American Revolution?

Some of the causes of the American Revolution were British taxes, restrictions on colonial trade, and the lack of representation in the British government.

What was the Declaration of Independence?

The Declaration of Independence was a document written by Thomas Jefferson in which the 13 colonies declared their independence from British rule.

What was the Battle of Bunker Hill?

The Battle of Bunker Hill was a battle fought on June 17, 1775, during the Siege of Boston in the early stages of the American Revolution.

Who were the Patriots?

The Patriots were the colonists who supported the American Revolution and wanted independence from British rule.

Who were the Loyalists?

The Loyalists were the colonists who remained loyal to the British government during the American Revolution.

What was the Boston Tea Party?

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

What was the Treaty of Paris?

The Treaty of Paris was the agreement that ended the American Revolution, signed on September 3, 1783.

Who was Paul Revere?

Paul Revere was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and a Patriot in the American Revolution.

What was the Stamp Act?

The Stamp Act was a law passed by the British government in 1765 that required American colonists to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used.

What was the Boston Massacre?

The Boston Massacre was a confrontation on March 5, 1770 in which British soldiers killed five colonists in Boston.

What was the Continental Congress?

The Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from the 13 colonies that started in 1774 in response to the Intolerable Acts, convened to address the grievances brought to the attention of King George III.

What was the Battle of Saratoga?

The Battle of Saratoga was a turning point in the American Revolution, fought on September 19 and October 7, 1777, in northern New York.

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