American Revolution Facts

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Intolerable Acts

Several laws passed by the Parliament after the Boston Tea Party that were named "Intolerable" by the colonists.
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Declaration of Independence

A document stating that all 13 colonies were individual sovereign states and free from Great Britain. Signed on July 4, 1776
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Patriots

Colonists from Great Britain that were in favor of fighting for their independence. They rebelled against the rule of Great Britiain and were in favor of the American Revolution.
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Loyalists

Colonists from Great Britain who remained loyal towards their "mother country". They were against the American Revolution. Roughly 15-20% of the colonists were Loyalists.
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Boston Massacre

An incident where British troops fired on unarmed American Patriots. Five civilians were killed.
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