The Adams-Lee Junto was a faction in the Second Continental Congress.
Abigail Adams was the wife of John Adams, second President of the United States and the mother of the sixth President, John Quincy Adams. Her letters and memoirs of the Revolutionary era are considered to be major historical documents.
John Adams was a Founding Father, America's First Ambassador to the Court of St. James and the Second President of the United States. He was also the first Vice President, serving two terms under George Washington.
Samuel Adams was a Founding Father, member of the Continental Congress, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a leading proponent of colonial independence from Great Britain. After the Revolution, Adams served four terms as Governor of Massachusetts.
The Administration of Justice Act was one of five laws enacted by the British Parliament in 1774 in response to the Boston Tea Party. Collectively, the acts were known as the Coercive Acts, or the Intolerable Acts.
The Albany Congress, held in Albany, New York in June and July of 1754, was a meeting between colonial leaders and leaders of the Iroquois tribe. During the Albany Congress, Benjamin Franklin proposed the Albany Plan.
The Albany Plan of union was proposed by Benjamin Franklin and called for the formation of a permanent federation of the American colonies.
Ethan Allen was a Revolutionary War hero, and leader of the Green Mountain Boys. He was also a key figure in the push for independence and statehood for Vermont.
The Boston Massacre was a deadly altercation between British soldiers and a Boston mob that occurred on March 5, 1770. It was…
The Boston Port Act was one of five laws enacted by the British Parliament in 1774 in response to the Boston Tea Party. Collectively, the acts are known as the Coercive Acts, or the Intolerable Acts.
On December 16, 1773, a group of Bostonians, disguised as Mohawk Indians, boarded three British ships anchored in Boston Harbor and dumped their cargoes of tea, owned by the British East India Tea Company, into the water.
When word of the bloody encounters at Lexington and Concord reached England, the British government dispatched additional troops to reinforce…
Burgoyne's Campaign of 1777 ended in defeat at Saratoga, resulting in the French intervening in the American Revolution on behalf of the American Colonies.
Aaron Burr was a U.S. Senator and Vice President of the United States under Thomas Jefferson.
The Coercive Acts, also known as the Intolerable Acts, were five laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774, which prompted the calling of the First Continental Congress.
Committees of Correspondence were groups created by American colonial legislatures and local governments to communicate with their agents in Britain, or to facilitate communication between towns.
The Battle of Concord took place on April 19, 1775 in the village of Concord, Massachusetts, west of Boston. It was one of the opening battles of the American Revolution.
The First Continental Congress drafted the Declaration of Rights and Grievances, also known as the Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress, on October 14, 1774. Congress addressed and sent this document to King George instead of Parliament to demonstrate colonial loyalty to the Crown.
The First Continental Congress met in Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia, from September 5, 1774 until October 26, 1774. The meeting was called in response to acts of the British Parliament, collectively known in the Colonies as the Intolerable Acts.
The Second Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia's Independence Hall on May 10, 1775, after the Battles of Concord and Lexington had been fought.
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