Chapter 4: Independence
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Agreement signed by Great Britain and the US granting the US independence, territory, and fishing rights.
Treaty of Paris
Indian war led by Ottawa chief Pontiac against settlers of western lands.
Tax on all printed materials
Secret group of patriots formed in 1765 to oppose the stamp act and to protest British authority in the colonies.
Sons of Liberty
Delegates from 9 colonies gather in NYC to discuss how to get rid of Stamp Act
Stamp Act Congress
Native American Attitude
Banned settlement west of the Appalation Mountains.
Proclamation of 1763
Tax on sugar, molassas, tea, etc.
The colonists agreement to not buy British goods.
-Boston Sons of Liberty
-Failed at brewing
-House of Represenatives for Massachusetts
Law saying British Government can govern America.
-Great Britain's finance minister
-He thinks people opposed the Stamp Act because tax was collected in the colonies.
Search warrants issued to aid customs officers in the search for smuggled goods
Writs of assistance
-5 colonists dead
-Between colonists and the British
Allowment to let British sell tea directly to the colonies without paying some duties.
Punishing Boston, British getting more powerful.
Duties on imported goods.
Requiring the colonist to house and supply the British troops
Group that informed colonists about British policies
Committee of Correspondence
90,000lbs of tea in Boston Harbor to protest tax.
Boston Tea Patry
Religious rights to French Roman Catholics and Ouebec boundaries to Ohio River.
Patriot Vicotry. Durring Revolutionary War which convinced France to be on Colonists side
Battle of Saratoga
RW battle which Washington's army attacked and beater Hessian army.
Battle of Trenton
RW battle in the west and the Patriots caputre another British fort
Battle of Vincennes
RW battle. British beat Patriots in SC
Battle of Camden
British surrendered here.
Wrote to Lord North
-Served twice as a Virginia delegate.
The French General in the battles
Treaty signed so the colonies could no longer be a part of the British empire
Treaty of Paris 1783
Affects of the Revolution:
- -No rule
-There before the colonists
-Angry about the colonists settling west
Plead for Peace
Olive Branch Petition
Hills good for protection, and don't shoot till you see the whites of their eyes!
Battle of Bunker Hill
Meeting of delegates from 12 colonies to discuss how they hate British rule
First Continental Congress
Choose Washington as commander for the Army
Second Continental Congress
-Had absolutely no rights:
Women and African Americans
"Remember the Ladies..."
Wrote first draft of Declaration of Independance
Wrote "Common Sense"
Commander in chief for the British
One of Washington's officers
Be a Patriot?
- -Fight until there is nothing
Be a loyalist?
- -British are powerful
- -Not experienced
- -Not organized
- -Not that big of an army to support them
Foreigners helped by:
- -Smuggled in goods
- -France supported the colonists
Lexington and Concord
2 battles right next to eachother. 8 dead
What would you like to do?
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