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Chapter 5 Vocab

Vocab for Chapter 5

Boston Massacre Incident where 5 colonists were killed by British soldiers. Used by colonial leaders as propaganda.
Declaratory Act Stated that Parliament’s authority was the same in the colonies as in Britain.
George Grenvile Britain’s Prime Minister
Sugar Act Passed by Parliament to lower the tax on molasses, imported by the colonists. Also allowed officers to seize goods from accused smugglers without going to court.
Patriots Colonists who chose to fight for independence
King George III Believed that the Coercive Acts would destroy the colonies, when in fact, it made them stronger. King of G.B
Tea Act Passed by Parliament to protect the British economy and made tea less expensive for colonists.
Committee of Correspondence Organization that spread political ideas and information through the colonies.
Boston Tea Party Violent demonstration by colonists over the Tea Act.
Townshend Acts Passed by Parliament to tax imported goods such as glass, tea, and paper.
Sons and Daughters of Liberty Groups formed to protest British actions and goods.
Coercive/Intolerable Acts laws passed by Parliament to punish the colonists for resisting British authority.
Loyalists those who remained loyal to Great Britain
Stamp Act Passed by Parliament. This law taxed almost all of printed materials. All printed materials needed a stamp to show the tax had been paid.
Created by: mccrears