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Terms 150-200

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151. Battle of the Alamance
May 1771 - An army recruited by the North Carolina government put down the rebellion of the...
152. Gaspe Incident
In June, 1772, the British customs ship Gaspe ran around off the colonial coast. When the...
153. Governor Thomas Hutchinson of Massachusetts
A Boston-born merchant who served as the Royal Governor of Massachusetts from 1771 to 1774....
154. Committees of Correspondence
These started as groups of private citizens in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York who,...
155. Lord North
Prime Minister of England from 1770 to 1782. Although he repealed the Townshend Acts, he generally...
156. Tea Act, East India Company
The Tea Act gave the East India Company a monopoly on the trade in tea, made it illegal for...
157. Boston Tea Party, 1773
British ships carrying tea sailed into Boston Harbor and refused to leave until the colonials...
158. Coercive Acts / Intolerable Acts / Repressive Acts
All of these names refer to the same acts, passed in 1774 in response to the Boston Tea Party,...
159. Boston Port Act
This was one of the Coercive Acts, which shut down Boston Harbor until Boston repaid the East...
160. Massachusetts Government Act
This was another of the Coercive Acts, which said that members of the Massachusetts assembly...
161. Quebec Act, First Continental Congress, 1774
The Quebec Act, passed by Parliament, alarmed the colonies because it recognized the Roman-...
162. Suffolk Resolves
Agreed to by delegates from Suffolk county, Massachusetts, and approved by the First Continental...
163. Galloway Plan
A plan proposed at the First Continental Congress which would have created an American parliament...
164. Continental Association
Created by the First Continental Congress, it enforced the non-importation of British goods...
165. Lexington and Concord, April 19, 1774
General Gage, stationed in Boston, was ordered by King George III to arrest Samuel Adams and...
166. Paul Revere, William Dawes
They rode through the countryside warning local militias of the approach of the British troops...
167. Second Continental Congress
It met in 1776 and drafted and signed the Declaration of Independence, which justified the...
168. George Washington
He had led troops (rather unsuccessfully) during the French and Indian War, and had surrendered...
169. Battle of Bunker Hill (Breeds Hill)
At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the British troops were based in Boston. The British...
170. Olive Branch Petition
On July 8, 1775, the colonies made a final offer of peace to Britain, agreeing to be loyal...
171. Thomas Paine: Common Sense
A British citizen, he wrote Common Sense, published on January 1, 1776, to encourage the colonies...
172. Natural Rights Philosophy
Proposed by John Locke, it said that human beings had by nature certain rights, such as the...
173. John Locke, Second Treatise of Government
He wrote that all human beings have a right to life, liberty, and property and that governments...
174. George III
Became King of England in 1760, and reigned during the American Revolution.
175. Richard Henry Lees Resolution of June 7, 1776
Stated that the colonies should be independent and sever all political ties with Britain. It...
176. Thomas Jefferson
He was a delegate from Virginia at the Second Continental Congress and wrote the Declaration...
177. Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, Robert Livington
These men, along with John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, made up the committee which drafted...
178. July 4, 1776 and the Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence was signed by the Second Continental Congress on July 4. It...
179. Somerset Case (in Great Britain)
A slave named James Somerset was purchased in Virginia, then taken to London by his master....
180. Quock Walker case, Massachusetts
1783 - Helped end slavery in Massachusetts.
181. Abigail Adams
Wife of John Adams. During the Revolutionary War, she wrote letters to her husband describing...
182. Mercy Otis Warren
A 19th century American historian who wrote a 3-volume history of the American Revolution.
183. Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
A conservative British politician who was generally sympathetic to the colonists' greivances,...
184. Lafayette
Marquis de Lafayette was a French major general who aided the colonies during the Revolutionary...
185. George Rogers Clark (1752-1818)
Frontiersman who helped remove the Indians from the Illinois territory in May, 1798.
186. Benedict Arnold
He had been a Colonel in the Connecticut militia at the outbreak of the Revolution and soon...
187. Robert Morris (1734-1806)
A delegate to the Second Continental Congress. He agreed that Britain had treated the colonies...
188. John Paul Jones (1747-1792)
Revolutionary War naval officer. His ship, the Bonhomme Richard, was sunk in a battle with...
189. Bonhomme Richard and the Serapis
The Bonhomme Richard was John Paul Jones ship, which was named for Benjamin Franklin's pseudonym,...
190. Conway Cabal
The name given to the New England delegates in the Continental Congress who tried to wrest...
191. French Alliance of 1778, reasons for it
The colonies needed help from Europe in their war against Britain. France was Britains rival...
192. Major battles: Saratoga, Valley Forge
In 1777, British General John Burgoyne attacked southward from Canada along the Hudson Valley...
193. Yorktown, Lord Cornwallis
Because of their lack of success in suppressing the Revolution in the nothern colonies, in...
194. League of Armed Neutrality
Catherine I of Russia declared that the Russian navy would defend neutral trade throughout...
195. Treaty of Paris, 1783
This treaty ended the Revolutionary War, recognized the independence of the American colonies,...
196. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, John Jay
They were the American delegates who signed the Treaty of Paris in 1783.
197. French and British Intrigue over U.S. boundaries
The Treaty of Paris set the colonial boundaries as being the southern border of Canada, the...
198. Social impact of the war
The Revolutionary War saw the emergence of the first anti-slavery groups, and many of the northern...
199. Disestablishment, Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom
1779 - Written by Thomas Jefferson, this statute outlawed an established church and called...
200. New state constitutions (Massachusetts adopted by popular vote)
The first set of constitutions drafted by the individual states placed most of the governments...

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