First Continental Congress- The assembly of colonial delegates from every colony except Georgia that met in 1774 in Philadelphia to oppose the Intolerable Acts.(p. 300)
petition- a written request signed by many people. (p. 300)
minutemen- Well-trained volunteer soldiers who defended the American colonies against the British at a minute’s notice. (p. 300)
American Revolution- The war between Great Britain and its thirteen American colonies from 1775 to 1783 that led to the founding of the United States of America. (p. 300)
Battle of Bunker Hill- Costly British “victory” in 1775 over Colonial forces at a site near Charlestown, Massachusetts. (p. 305)
Lexington- A town in Eastern Massachusetts, site of one of the first battles of the American Revolution; 42N, 71W.
Concord- The British would march to Concord to capture weapons the militia had stored there; 43N, 72W.
Fort Ticonderoga- A fort on Lake Champlain, New York; site of important battles in the American Revolution; 44N, 74W.
Charlestown- A town in Massachusetts across the Charles River from Boston; the Battle of Bunker Hill was fought near there in 1775; 42N, 71W.
John Hancock- 1737-1793 Patriot and president of the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1777 known for his boldly written signature on the Declaration of Independence.
Paul Revere- 1735-1818 Boston Patriot and silversmith who, on the night of April 18, 1775, rode to warn the people of Lexington that British troops were coming.
William Dawes-1745-1799 Patriot who rode with Paul Revere on April 18. 1775, to warn colonists that British troops were coming.
John Parker- 1729-1775 Patriot captain at the battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775, where the first shots in the American Revolution were fired.
Ethan Allen- 1738-1789 Leader of the “Green Mountain Boys,” the Vermont militiamen who captured fort Ticonderoga in the American Revolution.
Israel Putnam- 1718-1790 Patriot general at the battle of Bunker Hill.
Peter Salem- 1750?-1816 Patriot and former slave whose shot killed British Colonel Pitcairn at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
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