Chapter 6 Road To Revolution Vocanulary

Posted by admin on January 23, 2018 in flash cards

Term Definition
King George III The British Monarch, wanted to enforce the Proclamation and keep peace with Britain's Native Allies.
Quartering Act British solider's would support or provide the General with supplies.
revenue income, to meet expenses or tax.
Sugar Act A law placed a tax sugar, molasses, and other products shipped to colonies.
Stamp Act This law required all legal and commercial documents to carry an official stamp to show that the tax had been paid.
Patrick Henry A member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, called for resistance to tax.
boycott The refusal to buy something.
Sons of Liberty Many sons of Liberty were lawyers, merchants, and crafts people- the colonists were most affected by the stamp act.
Crispus Attucks Knew about the struggle for freedom.
Townshend Acts A way to raise revenue in the colonies.
writs of assistance British officers would use this or a search warrant to search businesses or homes for smuggled goods.
Samuel Adams Was a leader of the Boston Sons of Liberty.
Boston Massacre A fight broke out because of youths and dockworkers in the Crispus attacks insulting others in front of the custom house.
John Adams A lawyer and the cousin of Samuel Adams. Defended Adam in court.
committee of correspondence A group made so that people wouldn't forget about the cause of Liberty. Spread through many states and places.
Boston Tea Party A group of Native American disguised as three tea ships docked in the Boston Harbor, then poor all of the tea into the water.
militia A force of armed civilians pledged to defend themselves and their community.
Minuteman About one-third of the Lexington militia were minutemen. They were trained to work hard and fast.
Intolerable Acts The British called them Coercive Laws, but they were so harsh that the colonists called them Intolorable Acts.
First Continental Congress Where all delegates devoted to ban all trade with Britain until the Intolerable Acts were repealed.
Paul Revere Was a Boston Silversmith and a second messenger.
Lexington and Concord They were the first battles of the revolutionary war.
Loyalist They were the people who supported the British.
Patriot The people who sided with the rebels.
Ethan Allen He was the leader, who also led the Green Mountain Boys.
artillery supplies/weapons- cannons and large guns.
Second Continental Congress Began in Philadelphia, Delegates included John and Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Patrick Henry.
Continental Army An army formed by George Washington and many other colonists to go to war.
Benedict Arnold He was an officer who had played a role in the victory of Fort Ticonderoga.
Declaration of Independence Is presented for adoption to the continental congress by John Adams, and others.
Thomas Jefferson Was an excellent writer who came from Virginia. Was included in the committee.

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