3King George III King of England during the Revolutionary War era Ruled the colonist
4French and Indian War Who: French and Indians vs. Great Brittan What: 7yr war over landWhen: 1745/1755Where: Ohio River Valley, India and CaribbeanWhy: A struggle over land to expand the empires Great Brittan wins!
5Proclamation of 1763Who: King of England, colonist and Native AmericansWhat: Imaginary line separating colonist from Native AmericansWhen: 1763Where: Appalachian Mountains and the coloniesWhy: To avoid conflict with the Natives, King George also tries to keep colonist in the palm of his hand.
6Stamp Act Who: Colonist and Great Brittan What: A tax on all printed materialsWhen: 1765Where: 13 coloniesWhy: To get rid of debt from French and Indian War
7Quartering Act Who: Colonist, Great Brittan and soldiers What: Colonist had to pay for the soldiers’ home and furnishingsWhen: 1765Where: 13 coloniesWhy: Save the king money
8Townshend Acts Who: colonist and British Government What: a tax on all imported goodsWhen: 1767Where: 13 coloniesWhy: pay of all debt and soldiers
9Paul RevereRode to Lexington to warn Samuel Adams that British were coming, calling “The British are coming!”Member of the Sons of LibertyMade the Boston Massacre pix
10Boston Massacre Who: British troops and colonist What: A protest turned ugly and 5 Bostonians shot and killed by British troopsWhen: 1770Where: Boston, MaWhy: Tension is building between Great Brittan and the colonistThe Bloody Massacre painted by Paul Revere
11Tea Act Who: British Government (Parliament) and colonist What: A tax on teaWhen: 1773Where: 13 coloniesWhy: pay off debt from the French and Indian war+
12Samuel Adams Helped start Sons of Liberty Helped write Declaration of Independence
13Boston Tea Party Who: Sons of Liberty What: A protest of British tea where the S.O.L. dress up as Native Americans and throw 342 chests of tea into the Boston HarborWhen: 17713Where: Boston HarborWhy: Protest the tax on tea
14THE INTOLERABLE ACTS Close Boston Harbor Dismiss colonial legislatures Quarter more troops in homes
15First Continental Congress Who: Leaders of 12 colonies (no Georgia)What: A group of delegates who came together to make a list of complaints about King George IIIWhen: 1774Where: Philadelphia, PAWhy: To urge the king to consider their complaints and consider their rights
16John Adams Leader in the independence movement Part of the first and second congressChampioned the cause ofFreedom
17Patrick HenryOutspoken member of House of Burgesses; inspired colonial patriotism with “Give me liberty or give me death” speech
18Benjamin FranklinProminent member of Continental Congress; helped frame the Declaration of Independence
19Ben Franklin QuotesAny fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.A good conscience is a continual Christmas.By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.Does thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that's the stuff life is made of.At the signing of the Declaration of IndependenceRead more: b/benjamin_franklin_2.html#ixzz1k7VwpIA 6
20We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.Franklin's Contributions to the Conference on February 17 (III) Fri, Feb 17, 1775We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.UPON SIGNING THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE11
21Battle of Lexington and Concord Who: British vs. MinutemenWhat: first two battles of the RevolutionWhen: 1775Where: Lexington and ConcordWhy: To fight for freedom. Americans loose at Lexington but conquer at Concord.
22George Washington Was a general in the Revolutionary War Commander of the continental army; He held it together.Fought in the Frenchand Indian War
23Declaration of Independence Who: Continental CongressWhat: A document to declare independence from Great BrittanWhen: July 4, 17776Where: Philadelphia, PAWhy: To secure our right NO MORE TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!!
24Thomas JeffersonWrote most of the Declaration of independence
25Jefferson QuotesAll tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock.7
26Ideas concerning Government: John LockeIdeas concerning Government:Englishman
27The Crisis: 2 books that changed History Thomas PayneWrote Common Sense &The Crisis: 2 books that changed History
28THESE are the times that try men's souls THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but "to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER" and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.13
29Phillis WheatleyA former slave who wrote poems and plays supporting American independence
30Battle of Saratoga Who: British troops vs. Continental Army What: turning point of Revolutionary WarWhen: 1777Where: Saratoga Springs, NYWhy: To get independence from Great Britain. Frontier men fight guerrilla warfare. Patriots win and we get help from France and Spain.
31Surrender of Yorktown Who: British troops vs. Continental Army What: final battle of the warWhen: 1781Where: Yorktown, VAWhy: General Cornwallis is surrounded; French Navy blocks his retreat to the sea and Washington and French attack. He surrenders to General Washington, ending the war. PATRIOTS WIN!!!!!
32Lord Cornwallis British General Surrendered to Washington at Yorktown Shocked they lost the WarHe claimed to be ill, so he didnot have to surrender inperson
33Treaty of Paris Who: British Government and the Continental Congress What: treaty that officially ended the Revolutionary War with Great BritainWhen: 1783Where: Paris, FranceWhy: We got our independence, we are now the United States of America!!