k = king george the 3
king George the third was the king of BRITAIN at the time. during the American REVOLUTIONARY war, king george the iii lead the british to victory in the seven years' war. he also led them to loss in the last battle of the war; the battle of Yorktown.
l = loyalists
this is one of the famous loyalists: Alexander McKee
loyalists are people who are still under British rule. one famous loyalists are Alexander McKee. loyalists are PRACTICALLY soldiers or people of king george the iii.
m = minute men
Minutemen were private colonists who independently organized to form well-prepared to be minute men. the minute men are just colonists very well TRAINED to fight and shoot. they are also known for being ready on a minutes bases. that's how they got their name. minute men.
n = old north church
the old north church is the location from which the famous "One if by land, and two if by sea" signal is said to have been sent. one lantern was to be hung if the british were coming from land. two lanterns were to be hung if they came on boat . in this case; sea.
o = olive branch prtition
The Olive Branch Petition was created by the Second Continental Congress on July 5, 1775, in a final attempt to avoid a full-on war between the king and the colonies, the Congress asked the british that they were up for the CHALLENGE to end the war. The petition was sent to the king so that the colonies could somehow PERSUADE HIM TO say yes. but he DIDN'T so the war went on.
p = paul revere
Paul Revere was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and a Patriot in the American Revolution. He is best known for alerting two men of the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord.
q = quartering act
a picture of the quartering act
the quartering act was when colonists had to let the british in there house when or if the soldiers came to their rightful home. the colonists had to give the soldiers who visited food and shelter. imagine that cause i sure can and to me it DOESN'T look like fun.
r= red coats
Redcoats getting ready to fire. ( at something)
redcoats were people who were pretty much just loyalists/soldiers of king George the 3. the redcoats had lost many battles with the americans. but i cant lie, they did win more than they lost.
s = stamp act
The Stamp Act of 1765 was an act of the Parliament of Great Britain that imposed a direct tax on the colonies of British America and required that many printed materials in the colonies be used on stamped paper produced in London, carrying an embossed revenue stamp.
t = fort ticonderoga
The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga occurred during the American Revolutionary War on May 10, 1775, when a small force of Green Mountain Boys led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold overcame a small British soldier with his pants in his hands, or not on duty.
a picture of fort ticonderoga
u = united states
a tiny cute picture of the united states ( can you believe we live in such a small thing)
united states is made of 50 states where 13 colonies under British rule made the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and became the United States after the War of American Independence. it was also the place the Americans won for us in the American revolution.
v = valley forge
Valley Forge was where the American Continental Army made camp during the winter of 1777-1778. It was here that the American forces became a true fighting unit. Valley Forge is often called the birthplace of the American Army.
a picture of valley forge when the army was there.
w = dr. joseph warren
Dr. Joseph Warren was an American physician who played a leading role in American Patriot organizations in Boston in the early days of the American Revolution, eventually serving as President of the revolutionary Massachusetts Congress.
x = Lexington
the battle of Lexington was the place where the phrase "the shot heard around the world" was shot. it was the first shot of the battle.
y = yorktown
yorktown was where the last battle of the american revolutionary war. it was a very big victory for the americans because the british had surrendered.the battle of yorktown was held on april 1862.
z = peter zenger
peter zenger was an apprentice printer for 8 years. peter zenger went to do his on newspaper and he COMMITTED libel.