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history unit 7

unit 7

Smugglers people who tried to avoid taxes
Stamp Act a law passed by Parliament that raised tax money by requiring colonists to pay for an official stamp whenever they bought paper items such as newspapers, licenses, and legal documents
Propaganda material designed to sway opinion for or against a person or ideas/one-sided
Declaratory Act a document that stated that Parliament had the power to make laws for the colonists
Townshend Acts placed duties on grass, lead, paints, paper, and tea
Proclamation of 1763 to avoid more conflict in 1685 King George the third passed a law banning British settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains. It also ordered settlers to leave the upper Ohio River Valley
Treaty of Paris a peace agreement that officially ended the French and Indian War
Boycott people who refuse to buy British goods
Stamp Act Congress issued a declaration that the Stamp Act was a violation of their rights and liberty
Boston Tea Party a protest against the Tea Act in which a group of colonists boarded British tea ships and dumped more that 340 chests of tea into Boston Harbor
Boston Massacre an incident in which British soldiers fired into a crowd of colonists, killing 5 people
Standing Army an army that remains in a particular area to control or protect it
Intolerable Acts/Coercive Acts laws passed by Parliament to punish the colonists for the Boston Tea Party and the tighten government control of the colonies
Committees of Correspondence committees created by the Mass. House of Representatives in the 1760's to help towns and colonies share information about resisting British Laws
Sons of Liberty a secret society colonists formed used violence to frighten tax collectors
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