Articles of Association
agreement by all colonies except Georgia to boycott the import of British goods until the Coercive Acts were repealed
Boston Tea Party
event in 1773 when angry colonists dumped tea into Massachusetts Bay to protest the import taxes levied upon it
location of the Battle of Bunker Hill. American soldiers meant to go to Bunker Hill but ended up on Breed's Hill.
set of four laws passed by British Parliament in 1774 as punishment for the Boston Tea Party
Committees of Correspondence
groups appointed by colonial legislative bodies to provide leadership and help the colonies work together as necessary
pamphlet by Thomas Paine published in January 1776. It advocated colonial separation from Great Britain.
first official army of the American colonies. Its first soldiers were the New England militia members surrounding Boston in 1774.
Declaration and Resolves
document written by the First Continental Congress in response to the Coercive Acts
Declaration of Independence
document written to justify the American colonies' separation from the British Empire. It was ratified July 4, 1776.
Dr. Samuel Prescott
member of the Sons of Liberty who successfully delivered a warning message to allies in Concord, Massachusetts
First Continental Congress
meeting of 56 delegates from 12 colonies to discuss a united response to the Coercive Acts
member of the First and Second Continental Congresses and commander of the Continental Army who became the first president of the United States
Lexington and Concord
two towns in Massachusetts where the first battles of the American Revolution took place
Olive Branch Petition
1775 document requesting negotiation of tax and trade policies with the British government
silversmith and messenger who delivered warnings to allies about British army movements on April 18, 1775
Second Continental Congress
regrouping of the First Continental Congress that met on May 10, 1775, and remained in session through the end of the American Revolution
Siege of Boston
event during which New England militias surrounded the British army in Boston for 11 months
Sons of Liberty
group of colonial rebels who opposed British parliamentary rule and were responsible for the Boston Tea Party
substitute messenger sent to warn the allies in Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, on April 18, 1775