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Boston Tea Party

The Boston Massacre was the killing of five colonists by British regulars on March 5, 1770. It was the culmination of tensions in the American colonies that had been growing since Royal troops first appeared in Massachusetts in October 1768 to enforce the heavy tax burden imposed by the Townshend Acts.

Boston Tea PartyA raid on three British ships in the Boston harbor. Boston colonists diguised as indians, threw 100's of chests into the harbor as a protest against taxes.

MinutemenAmerican civilians who were active in the revolutionary war. They were called that because they were ready to fight along side regular soldiers.

Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution.

Patriot: A person who vigorously supports his country and its way of life

A Loyalist is a patriotic supporter of his sovereign or government

Decleration of IndepencePublished act by which the second continintal congress on july 4 1776 declared the colonies to be free of england.

Valley Forge is the site of the confinental army's camp during the winter of 1777-1778

Treaty of Paris was signed September 3, 1783 it ended the American Revolutionary war between Great Britian on one side and united states of America and its allies on the other.

Yorktown:It took place on October 19, 1781, it was a decisive victory by a combined force of American Army troops led by George Washington and French Army troops



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