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Chp 9 - Soc Studies

American Revolution

TermDefinition
Town meeting Earliest form of colonial self-government
Minutemen Colonial volunteer soldiers - ready at a moment's notice
Quartering Act Law that made colonists feed and shelter British soldiers.
Committees of Correspondence Way colonists kept each other informed
Royal Govenors England's way of controlling colonies
Stamp Act British taxes on paper products
Boston Massacre British killed 5 colonists
Sons of Liberty American Patriots favoring independence
Sam Adams Organized Committees of Correspondence
Paul Revere Warned colonists of British attack
King George III Refused to read the Olive Branch Petition from the colonists
Patrick Henry "Give me liberty, or give me death."
Crispus Attucks Killed at Boston Massacre
Lexington and Concord First battles of the American Revolution
repeal to cancel or take back
boycott to refuse to do business or have contact with a person, group or her country
Patriot a person who supported the colonists' fight for freedom
Continental Army an army consisting of troops from every colony
Created by: lachapellt