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1 French & Salutary IndianWar Neglect Meaner Mercantilism Rebel Whigs Growing Rebel Unity

2 This Pennsylvania printer, inventor, statesman published his famous 1754 cartoon promoting an Albany Congress

3 Benjamin Franklin

4 This Virginia planter, surveyor, soldier was forced to surrender to French forces in the wilderness at Fort Necessity in 1755 marking the beginning of the 7 Years War

5 George Washington

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8 This North American Indian Confederacy sided with the British during the French & Indian War

9 The League of Iroquois

10 The legendary James Fennimore Cooper novel about the French & Indian War in colonial New York was later the subject of several movies about heroism on the colonial frontier

11 Last of the Mohicans

12 This British law was meant to limit American Colonial shipping from transporting this syrupy raw sugar product from the Caribbean Islands to New England ports

13 Molasses Act

14 These British laws were meant to restrict a wide range of profitable colonial shipping ventures

15 Navigation Acts

16 This Massachusetts businessman was known as the “King of the Smugglers” for his many illegal enterprises

17 John Hancock

18 Because American Colonists were not allowed to have their own banks or print their own money, this Spanish money was often used for trade in the Caribbean by American Colonists along with British Pounds Shillings, and Pence

19 Dollars or Pieces of Eight

20 Americans were able to acquire needed supplies as long as British authorities did not enforce their rigid “Mother Country” rules for controlling their colonies known as

21 Mercantilism

22 In 1763 to please Indian Allies from the French & Indian War, the British declared lands west of the Appalachian Mountains and this boundary line were no longer available for colonial settlement

23 1763 Proclamation Line

24 To raise revenues to pay for British soldiers stationed in North America after the French & Indian War, the British Parliament passed this law to collect tax money levied on legal documents in the colonies

25 The Stamp Act

26 This 1767 series of taxes on a wide range of British goods including tea angered many American Colonists against the Prime Minister

27 The Townshend Acts

28 This British law would bring British Red Coat Soldiers into Boston with the right to stay and sleep in the homes of Bostonians

29 The Quartering Act

30 This series of laws were passed in response to the 1773 Boston Tea Party further angering colonists opposed to the growing mercantilist control

31 The Intolerable Acts

32 This Boston lawyer defended the British soldiers of the Boston Massacre before later appealing for a Declaration of Independence

33 John Adams

34 This former Boston tax collector and failure in the brewing business was the “Penman of the Revolution” helping organize Committees of Correspondence

35 Samuel Adams

36 This Virginia lawyer famously declared, “Give me liberty or give me death!”

37 Patrick Henry

38 This Boston silversmith and engraver is most famous for his 1770 Boston Massacre print and his April 1775 Midnight Ride

39 Paul Revere

40 A recent immigrant to Philadelphia in 1776 he encouraged American Independence in his pamphlet “Common Sense”

41 Thomas Paine

42 In 1754 seven (7) colonies sent representatives to this meeting for mutual defense against the French and Indian forces

43 The Albany Congress

44 In 1765 nine (9) colonies sent representatives to this NY City meeting to defy the unpopular Stamp Act

45 The Stamp Act Congress

46 In 1774 twelve (12) colonies sent representatives to this Philadelphia meeting in response to the Intolerable Acts

47 The 1 st Continental Congress

48 In 1775 thirteen (13) colonies sent representatives to this Philadelphia meeting in response to the Battle of Lexington and Concord, and they selected George Washington to lead a Continental Army

49 The 2 nd Continental Congress

50 In July 1776 rebel colonial representatives in Philadelphia signed this document declaring they were united as thirteen (13) “free and independent states”

51 The Declaration of Independence


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