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Vetter Chapter 5

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revenue incoming money from taxes or other sources.
writs of assistance court documents allowing customs officers to enter any location to search for smuggled goods.
resolution an official expression of opinion by a group.
effigy a mocking figure representing an unpopular individual.
boycott to refuse to buy items as a protest.
rebellion open defiance of authority.
propaganda ideas or information spread to harm or help a cause.
committee of correspondence an organization that spread political ideas and information through the colonies.
minutemen civilian soldiers who boasted they could be ready to fight with only one minute's notice.
Loyalists American colonists who remained loyal to Britain and opposed the war for independence.
Patriots American Colonists who favored American independence.
petition a formal request.
preamble The introduction to a formal document that often tells why the document was written.