Revolutionary War

  • Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris officially ended the French and Indian War.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    The proclamation of 1763 was issued after the end of the seven years' war. It was issued by King George III after Great Britain acquisitioned the North American French territory.
  • Abigail Adams

    Abigail Adams was the wife of John Adams, the first Vice President, and second President, of the United States, and the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President.
  • Stamp Act

    The stamp act was an act of the British Parliament in 1756 that exacted revenue from the American colonies by imposing a stamp duty on newspapers and legal and commercial documents.
  • Sons of Liberty

    The Sons of Liberty was an organization of American patriots that originated in the pre-independence North American British colonies. The group was formed to protect the rights of the colonists and to take to the streets against the abuses of the British government. Ex; Stamp act
  • Quartering Act

    The Quartering Act was a law passed by British rulers in 1793 which forced colonial authorities and their families to provide food, fuel, transportation and even shelter to the British military while they were here in America.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshed act laws placed new taxes on glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea.
  • Martha Custis Washington

    Martha Dandridge Custis Washington was the wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Thereform, she was the first lady of the united states.
  • Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacrewas a clash between British troops and townspeople in Boston in 1770, before the Revolutionary War. The British fired into a crowd that was threatening them, killing five.
  • Intolerable Acts

    The intolerable acts were acts set out by the British as punishment for the Boston Tea Party.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A raid on three British ships in Boston Harbor in which Boston colonists, disguised as Indians, threw the contents of several hundred chests of tea into the harbor as a protest against British taxes on tea.
  • Sam Adams

    Sam Adams
    Sam Abams was an American Revolutionary leader and patriot; an organizer of the Boston Tea Party and signer of the Declaration of Independence .
  • 1st Continental Congress

    The First Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from twelve colonies that met at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution.
  • Lexington and Concord

    The first battle of the Revolutionary War, fought in Massachusett.
  • Paul Revere

    Paul Revere
    Paul Revere informed the colonist on horse back that the British were coming.
  • Common Sense

    Thomas Paine published his fifty-page pamphlet Common Sense. It called for political independence and the establishment of a republican government.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence is the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress asserting the independence of the Colonies from Great Britain.
  • Loyalists

    Loyalists were American colonists who remained loyal to the Kingdom of Great Britain
  • Patriots

    Patriots were those colonists of the British Thirteen United Colonies that violently rebelled against British control during the American Revolution.
  • Hessians

    A Hessians is a German soldiers loyal to King George III who fought for Britain in the Revolutionary War.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    The battle of Saratoga was a battle during the American Revolution.
  • Benedict Arnold

    United States general and traitor in the American Revolution; in 1780 his plan to surrender West Point to the British was foiled.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    The last battle of the Revolutionary War, fought in 1781 near the seacoast of Virginia. There the British general Lord Cornwallis surrendered his army to General George Washington.
  • Lord Cornwallis

    British military and political leader who commanded forces in North Carolina during the American Revolution. His surrender at Yorktown in 1781 marked the final British defeat.
  • Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris of 1783 ended the U.S. Revolutionary War and granted the thirteen colonies political independence.
  • Thomas Paine

    American Revolutionary leader and pamphleteer who supported the American colonist's fight for independence and supported the French Revolution.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    George Washington was the first President of the United States, the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
  • John Adams

    2nd President of the United States.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomaas Jefferson was the 3rd President of the United States; chief drafter of the Declaration of Independence; made the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and sent out the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore it.