AP US History Flashcards 1

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Battle of Saratoga American general Horatio Gates was victorious over British general Burgoyne
Colonial strengths and weaknesses fair amount of troops, short guerrilla tactics, strong leaders (Washington), nonprofessional army that could not handle long battles
British strengths and weaknesses British citizenship outnumbered colonies', large navy and professional army, exhausted resources (hessians hired), national debt
George Washington American commander-in -chief; first president, put down Whiskey Rebellion (enforced Whiskey Tax), managed first presidential cabinet, carefully used power of executive to avoid monarchical style rule
Separatist vs. non-separatist puritans Radical Calvinists against the Church of England; Separatists (pilgrims) argued from the Church of England, led the Mayflower, and established the settlement at Plymouth
Olive Branch Petition politely demanded from the king a ceasefire in Boston, repeal of Coercive Acts, guarantee of American rights
Suffolk Resolves organize militia, end trade with Britain, refuse to pay taxes to Britain
Intolerable Acts (Coercive Acts) In reaction to the Boston Tea Party; closing of Boston Harbor, revocation of Massachusetts charter, murder in the name of royal authority would be tried in England or another colony
Quebec Acts former French subjects in Canada allowed to keep Catholicism, while American colonists expected to participate in the Church of England
Boston Tea Party peaceful destruction of British tea in Boston Harbor by colonists disguised as Indians
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