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Road to Revolution

Intolerable Acts British action that forced colonists to host soldiers in their homes & closed Boston port
Stamp Act placed a tax on all printed items & documents
First Continental Congress A meeting that resulted in the establishment of a boycott of British goods
Tea Act A move by Britain that gave 1 company a monopoly on a favorite beverage
Virtual Representation A term the British used to describe their right to tax the colonists
Proclamation of 1763 The boundary established after French & Indian War
Sugar Act 1st of many new taxes that angered colonists
whig another name for Patriot
patriot wanted independence from Great Britain
provincial congress meeting of reps. from GA parishes that opposed British policies
tory another name for a loyalist
loyalist remained loyal to Great Britain & King George
Council of Safety set up to oversee local committees & take on powers of royal governor & his council
Declaration of Independence issued By 2nd Continental Congress-stated intention to be free of British rule
confederation a loose organization of the states with a weak central government and powerful state governments
smuggling secretly importing or exporting goods
repeal take back
boycott a protest in which people refuse to buy certain items until specific conditions are met
internal tax (direct tax) paid by colonists
external tax (indirect tax) placed on merchants
minutemen armed American soldiers
Created by: Bense8