Colonialism to Revolution
By: Ana, Ashleigh, Braxton, Christian, and Pilar
Enlightenment: a period of intellectual growth the American Colonies which led to the American Revolution and the American Republic.
Mayflower Compact: First governing document of the Plymouth Colony.
Boston Massacre: street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770 between a "Patriot" mob and a squad of British Soldiers
Boston Tea Party: a political protest by the Sons of Liberty on December 16, 1773. The participators threw barrels and barrels of tea into the Boston Harbor.
French and Indian War: the war before the colonies and new France
Proclamation of 1763: issued by King George III which forbade all settlement past a line drawn along the Appalachian Mountains
Revolutionary War: war between the 13 colonies and Great Britain which declared them Independent as the United States of America
Declaration of Independence: the written document which separated the colonies from the British Goverenment
Puritans: a group of English Reformed Protestants who sought to purify the Church of England from all Roman Catholic practices
George Washington: First US president, General of the Colony Armies, and General of the British Armies before the Revolutionary War BORN: February 22, 1732 DIED: December 14, 1799
Quakers: members of a group of religious Christian movements which is known as the Religious Society of Friends
Sir Walter Raleigh :English writer, poet, soldier, politician, spy, and explorer BORN: January 22,1552 DIED: October 29, 1618
John White: English artist and early pioneer of the North American lands BORN: 1540 DIED: 1593
John Smith: Admiral of New England, English soldier, explorer, and author. BORN: January 1580 DIED: June 21, 1631
Pocahontas: Virginia Indian notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia BORN: 1595 DIED: March 1617
Thomas Jefferson: American lawyer and Founding Father and principal author of the Declaration of Independence. He was elected the second Vice President of the United States BORN: April 13, 1743 DIED: July 4, 1826
Benjamin Franklin: Founding Fathers of the United States. A polymath, author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat BORN: January 17, 1706 DIED: April 17, 1790
King George III: King of England, Influential figure in the discovery of America BORN: June 4, 1738 DIED: January 29, 1820