Chapter 6 Road to Revolution Vocabulary

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Term Definition
King George lll a British monarch , wanted to enforce the proclamation and also keep peace with Britain's Native American allies.
Quartering Act a law passed by Parliament in 1765 that required the colonies to house and supply British soldiers.
revenue income a government collects to cover expenses.
Sugar Act a law passed by Parliament in 1764 that placed a tax on sugar, molasses, and other products shipped to the colonies ; also called for harsh punishment of smugglers.
Stamp Act 1765 a law passed by parliament that required all legal and commercial documents to carry an official stamp showing a tax has been paid.
Patrick Henry a member of Virginia's house of Burgesses called for resistance to the tax.
boycott a refusal to buy certain goods
Sons of Liberty a group of colonists who formed a secret society to oppose British policies at the time of the American Revolution.
Crispus Attucks the son of an African-American father and a Native American ,Attucks was born into slavery in Framingham, Massachusetts, around 1723.
Townshend Acts a series of laws passed by Parliament in 1767 that suspended New York's assembly and established taxes on goods brought into the British Colonies.
writs of assistance a search warrant that allowed British officers to enter colonial homes or businesses to search for smuggled goods
Samuel Adams a leader of the Boston Sons of Liberty.
Boston Massacre a clash between British soliders and Boston colonists , including Crispus Attucks, were killed.
John Adams a lawyer and cousin of Samuel Adams.
committee of correspondence a group of people in the colonies who exchanged letters on colonial affairs.
Boston Tea Party the dumping of 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor by colonists in 1773 to protest the tea act.
militia a force of armed civilians pledged to defend their community during the American Revolution ; an emergency military force that is not part of the regular army.
Minutemen a member of the colonial militia who was trained to respond " at a minute's warning."
Intolerable Acts a series of laws enacted by Parliament in 1774 to punish Massachusetts colonists for the Boston tea Party.
First Continental Congress a meeting of delegates in 1774 from all the colonies execpt Georgia to uphold colonial rights.
Paul Revere a Boston silversmith, and a second messenger , William Dawes were charged with spreading the news about the British troops movement.
Lexington and Concord sites in Massachuetts of the first battles of the American Revolution.
Loyalist an American colonist who supported the British in the American Revolution.
patroit an American colonist who sided with the rebels in the American Revolution
Ethan Allen led this band of backwoodsmen known as the Green Mountain Boys.
artillery a cannon or large gun
Second Continental Congress a governing body whose delegates agreed, in May 1775, to form the Continental Army and to approve the Declaration of Independence
Continental Army a colonial force authororized by the second continential congress in 1775, with George Washington as its commanding general
Benedict Arnold an officer who had played a role in the victory at Fort Ticonderoga.
Declaration of Independence the document , writen in 1776, in which the colonies declared independence from Britian.
Thomas Jefferson part of the committee ; declaration of Indepence

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