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History vocab 6

Republic A political order whose head of state is not a monarch and in modern times is usually a president.
Boston Massacre an incident that led to the deaths of five civilians at the hands of British troops on March 5, 1770, the legal aftermath of which helped spark the rebellion in some of the British colonies in America.
Articles of Confederation was the first constitution of the thirteen United States of America. Under the Articles the states retained sovereignty over all governmental functions not specifically relinquished to the central government.
U.S. Constitution the supreme law of the United States. It is the foundation and source of the legal authority underlying the existence of the United States of America and the Federal Government of the United States. It was adopted on September 17, 1787.
Thomas Jefferson the third President of the United States (1801–1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States.
Congress The legislative body of the U.S. federal government composed of the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Stamp Act the act required all legal documents and newspapers in the American colonies to carry a tax stamp.
Stamp Act 1765 colonists protested that a tax laid upon them by a legislature in which they were not represented violated the British constitutional right of no taxation without representation.
federal system a system of the government in which sovereignty is constitutionally divided between a central governing authority and constituent political units (like states).
Boston Tea Party In 1773 American colonists threw tea into Boston Harbor as an act of resistance against the Tea Act of 1773.
taxation without representation In 1765 American colonists protested the Stamp Act because it violated the British Constitution. The colonists were not represented in Parlament, but were still taxed by it.
Intolerable Acts In 1774 a series of acts passed by Parlament which angered American colonists and contributed to the drive for independence.
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