American Revolution

Download Report

Transcript American Revolution

Founding Father
Political leaders and statesmen who participated in the American
Revolution by signing the Declaration of Independence, taking
part in the American Revolution, establishing the United States
Constitution, or by some other key contribution.
Constitutional Convention
A meeting held in Philadelphia with representatives from 12 of
the 13 of the states (Rhode Island was absent) to determine
what the laws for governing the United States would be.
Declaration of Independence
Act of Continental Congress
on July 4, 1776, declaring the
13 British colonies in North
America no longer belonged
to the British Empire
A government prevents trade with a particular country.
A large group of states and peoples united and ruled either by
a monarch, emperor, empress or a small, usually corrupt,
group of people.
A person appointed to govern a province or colony. The
elected head of any state of the United States.
Democratic Republican Party
American political party founded in the early 1790s by
Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.
Louisiana Purchase
Acquisition by the United States of America of 828,800 square
miles (2,147,000 km2) of France's claim to the territory of
Louisiana in 1803.
Lewis and Clark Expedition-(1804–1806)
First United States journey to explore the land between the
Mississippi River and the Pacific Coast It was led by
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.
Embargo Act Laws
American laws
restricting American
ships from engaging in
foreign trade between
the years of 1807 and
1812 with Britain and
France. They led to the
War of 1812 between
the U.S. and Britain.
War with Britain in 1812
Military conflict fought between the forces of the United
States of America and those of the British Empire.
Jeffersonian Democracy
Named for Thomas Jefferson. This party did not want
the Federal Government to have a lot of power. They
represented the common man.
U.S. Constitution
Supreme law of the United States of America. The
Constitution is a set of laws that explains how our country is
to be set up and governed.
Slave Trade
Refers to the trade in slaves that took place across the
Atlantic Ocean from the sixteenth through to the nineteenth
Secretary of State
A title for the person who represents their government to
other governments around the world.
George Washington
First president of the United States. He was the dominant
military and political leader of the new United States of
America from 1775 to 1799. He led the American victory over
Britain in the American Revolutionary War.
Second Continental Congress
Convention of delegates from Twelve of the Thirteen Colonies
that met beginning on May 10, 1775, in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, after the fighting at Lexington and Concord.
American Revolution
A war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and
thirteen British colonies in North America for
independence from Great Britain (1775-1783).