chapter 6 Road to Revolution vocabulary

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Term Definition
king George lll The British monarch, wanted to enforce the proclamation and also keep peace with Britain's Native American allise.
Quartering Act A cost-saving measure that required the colonies to quarter, or house, British soldiers and provide them with supplies.
Revenue Income
Sugar Act This law placed a tax on sugar, molasses, and other products shipped to the colonies.
Stamp Act This required all legal and commercial documents to carry an official stamp showing that a tax had been paid.
Patrick Henry A member of Virginia's House of Burgesses, called for resistance to the tax.
Boycott Is a refusal to buy.
Sons of liberty A secret societie to oppose British policies. Mant were lawyers, merchants, and craftspeople.
Crispus Attucks The son of an African-American Father and Native American Mother he knew about struggle for freedom.
Townshend Acts It suspended New York's assembly until New Yorkers agreed to provide housing for the troops.
Writs of assistance Used to enforce the acts they used writs of assistance, or search warrants, to enter homes or businesses to search for smuggled goods.
Samuel Adams A leader of the Boston Sons of Liberty, urged colonists to continue to resist British controls.
Boston Massacre A shooting that killed four laborers.
John Adams A lawyer and cousin of Samuel Adams, defended them in court.
Committee of correspondence They exchanged letters on colonial affairs.
Boston Tea Party A group of men disguised as Native Americans boarded three tea ships, and destroyed 342 chests of tea.
militia Was a force of armed civilians pledged to defend their community.
Minuteman Were trained to be ready at a minute's warning.
Intolerable Acts Harsh acts that closed the port of Boston until the colonists paid for the tea.
First Continental Congress A meeting which delegates voted to ban all trade with Britain until the Acts were repealed.
Paul Revere A silversmith, and a second messenger.
Lexington and Concord Were the first battles of the Revolutionary War.
Loyalist Supported the British.
Patriot Sided with the rebels.
Ethan Allen Led this band of backwoodsmen known as the Green Mountain Boys.
Artillery Cannon and large guns.
Second Continental Congress Included John and Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Patrick Henry.
Continental Army They agreed to form it. Washington led them.
Benedict Arnold He was an officer who had played a role in the victory at Fort Ticonderoga.
Declaration of Independence Not all delegates were ready to vote on the resolution so thy did appoint a committee to draft it.
Thomas Jefferson They chose him to compose the Declaration for he was a good writer and he came from Virginia.

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