American Revolution

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  • John Locke

    John Locke
    John Locke was a philosopher who made foundational contributions to modern theories. He laid a lot of the groundwork for the enlightenment.
  • Charles Montesquieu

    Charles Montesquieu
    the philosopher Montesquieu was best known for The Spirit of Laws which is a work in the history of political theory
  • Sam Adams

    Sam Adams
    Sam Adams was a founding father of the U.S. He also protested British taxation.
  • George and Martha Washington

    George and Martha Washington
    Martha Washington was the first first lady. George Washington was a commander in the American Revolution.
  • Abigail and John Adams

    Abigail and John Adams
    Abigail Adams was one of the first to feel women rights or women's rights. John Adams was a leader of the American Revolution.
  • John Hancock

    John Hancock
    John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. He was also president of the Second Continental Congress.
  • Benedict Arnold

    Benedict Arnold
    Benedict Arnold was a hero of the Revolutionary War. He later became one of the most infamous traitors in U.S. history
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson helped write the Declaration of independence. He was also a leader in America's early development.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    Great Britain and France were the countries involved in the French and Indian War. The war lasted for 9 years.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Proclamation of 1763 was issued by King George III. Land west of the Appalachian Divide off-limits to colonial settlers.
  • Quartering Act

    Quartering Act
    outlawed the locations and conditions in which British soldiers are to find room and board in the American colonies.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was Boston opened fire on a group of American colonists. A number of new taxes were added on the American colonies.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    the Boston tea party political protest that was tea being dumped at Griffin's Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts. There were 342 chests dumped.
  • Minutemen

    Minutemen
    The minutemen were known for being ready for battle in a minute.
  • Administration of Justice Act

    Administration of Justice Act
    The Administration of Justice Act also called Murder Act. purpose of ensuring a fair trial for British officials.
  • Boston Port Act

    Boston Port Act
    Boston Port Act was to reaffirm British authority over the American colonies. demanding that the city's residents pay for the nearly $1 million worth of tea.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    The Quebec Act was passed to gain the loyalty of the French. It was aimed to assimilate the French-Canadian population under English rule.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    First Continental Congress colonial resistance to Parliament's Coercive Acts.
  • Paul Revere

    Paul Revere
    Paul Revere prepared the colonies to fight off the British army.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    The Second Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the 13 colonies. The Second Continental Congress was the first real attempt at representative self-governance.
  • Hessians

    Hessians
    Approximately 30,000 German troops hired by the British to help fight during the American Revolution. Wich allowed the state's prince to keep taxes low and public spending high.
  • French Alliance

    French Alliance
    France helped by providing supplies to the Continental Army and sided with them. France sided with us after the Battle of Saratoga.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    the Treaty of Paris ended the War of the American Revolution. The Treaty of Paris was signed by the U.S.
  • Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton
    Alexander Hamilton was one of the most influential Founding Fathers.