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  1. 50 words in connectionwith The American Revolution

  2. The belief that measures should be taken to end slavery Vladimir Horowitz, 1903-1989 «The Stars andStripes»

  3. Abolitionism

  4. A system in which one person—usually a king or queen—rules without any kind of restrictions on his or her actions

  5. Absolutism

  6. Loyalty to king, country, or a cause

  7. Allegiance

  8. An agreement among the thirteen original states, approved in 1781, that provided a loose form of government before the present Constitution went into effect in 1789

  9. Articles of Confederation

  10. One of the names used by the colonies for their lawmaking bodies

  11. Assemblies

  12. A encounter between British troops and townspeople in Boston in 1770, before the Revolutionary Wa.r The British fired into a crowd and five Americans were killed

  13. Boston Tea Party

  14. A refusal to buy, sell, or use certain products from a particular company or country, usually for a political reason

  15. Boycott

  16. An old term for members of the British Parliament; the lawmaking body of colonial Virginia called itself the House of Burgesses

  17. Burgesses

  18. The British name for the Intolerable Acts

  19. Coercive Acts

  20. The extension of the power of a nation beyond its own borders

  21. Colonialism

  22. Territories that are settled by emigrants from a distant land that remain subject to or closely connected with the parent country

  23. Colonies

  24. A group of states united for a common purpose

  25. Confederation

  26. People who wish to preserve society's existing institutions

  27. Conservatives

  28. The army of American colonists formed during the American Revolution

  29. Continental army

  30. An assembly of delegates from the American colonies (later states) that governed before and during the Revolutionary War and under the Articles of Confederation

  31. Continental Congress

  32. The document establishing the United States as a nation, adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776

  33. Declaration of Independence

  34. A system of government in which power belongs to the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives

  35. Democracy

  36. Taxes on imported or exported goods

  37. Duties

  38. One who supports a strong central government instead of a loose organization of states

  39. Federalist

  40. A general name for male American patriots during the Revolutionary War, especially the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the drafters of the Constitution

  41. Founding Fathers

  42. A series of military battles between Great Britain and France (and France's Native American allies) that took place on the American frontier and in Canada between 1754 and 1763

  43. French and Indian War

  44. An event lasting from 1789 to 1799 that ended the thousand-year rule of kings in France and established France as a republic

  45. French Revolution

  46. German soldiers hired by King George III to fight for the British during the American Revolution. Many came from Hesse-Cassel, and, as a result, all German soldiers were called like that

  47. Hessians

  48. Four laws passed by the British government in 1774 to punish Boston for the Boston Tea Party

  49. Intolerable Acts

  50. Colonists who remained loyal to England during the Revolution; also known as Tories