A religious movement that tried to reform the Catholic Church from corruption. Said to have
begun with Martin Luthers 95 Theses, it brought about two Christian groups in Europe:
Catholics and Protestants. Each group hated the others
Famous Virginian and member of the House of Burgesses who is known for his patriotic
speeches including the famous quote, Give me liberty, or give me death!
Silversmith and American patriot during the American Revolution. Most fa
An agreement among the colonists that established a civil government by mutual consent. (1620)
This is the theory that believes the wealth of a nation depends on the accumulation of gold and
silver. To acquire this wealth a
Founder of the Maryland colony.
Royal governor of New York and New Jersey. He was known for being corrupt.
The prime minister of Britain before and during the Revolutionary War. He resigned as a result
of the Britis
John Paul Jones
This individual is considered to be the father of the U.S. Navy. Best known for his quote I have
not begun to fight which he made during a naval battle with the British during the Revolution.
John Peter Zenger
American journalist who was a
House of Burgesses
First legislative body in the colonies. This legislature began in 1619 and governed the colony of
These people were French protestants who fled religious prosecution. These groups settled in
American cities like New
This individual was the king of England during the American Revolution. He reined for 60 years
and was responsible for losing the colonies to independence.
Influential writer during the Revolutionary War. Wrote Virginias Declaratio
Committees of Correspondence
These colonial bodies were formed to discuss information about British actions that appeared to
violate colonial rights. They helped promote colonial unity.
Political pamphlet written by Thomas Payne in 1776 that
This individual was both a Revolutionary War leader and a traitor. His leadership helped the
United States win one of the most important battles of the American Revolution (The Battle of
Saratoga). Later in the war he became famous for his
This individual wrote A Wealth of Nations which advocated for the government to stay out of
the economy. He called for letting competition and other natural economic laws run the
economy (laissez faire economics).
Albany Plan of Union