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Committee organized in each colony to communicate with and unify the colonies.
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committees of correspondence
Committee organized in each colony to communicate with and unify the colonies.
customs duties
A tax on imports and exports.
guerrilla warfare
A "hit-and-run" technique used in fighting a war; fighting by small bands of warriors usig tactics such as sudden ambushes
The loss of value of money
Colonists who were loyal to Britain
volunteer soldiers who were ready to fight in a moments notice
Colonists who wanted independence from Britain
A form of government in which citizens choose their leaders by voting.
writs of assistance
legal paper that gave officers the right to search any building for any reason
Abigail Adams
John Adam's wife; she appealed to her husband to protect the rights of women.
Crispus Attucks
Killed in Boston Massacre; only African-American person killed in Boston Massacre
Charles Cornwallis
British Gen. who surrendered during the final battle of the war
George Grenville
British prime minister who decided the colonists should help with the taxes
George III
king on the throne of England during the revolution
Nathan Hale
a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British
Mary Hays
"Molly Pitcher"; served tired fighting men water from a well; joined her husband in the battlefield
Robert Morris
funded the American Revolution; the first to suggest the idea of a National Bank.
Thomas Paine
Wrote "Common Sense" and "The Crisis"- pamplets which fueled the fires of the Revolution. "These are the times that try men's souls."
Samuel Prescott
Rode with Paul Revere to warn colonists about British
John Trumbull
American painter of historical scenes (1756-1843)
Thomas Jefferson
wrote the Declaration of Independence
Sam Adams
A member of the Sons of Liberty who started the Committee of Correspondence to stir public support for American independence.
George Washington
Commander of the Continental Army
Battle that was the turning point of the war
July 4, 1776
The Declaration of Independence was adopted

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