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Unit 2 B People and Vocab

Thomas Paine wrote COMMON SENSE
Samuel Adams propagandist, created engraving of the Boston Massacre
Benjamin Franklin diplomat, wanted central government, supported the Albany Plan of Union
George Washington first general of the Continental Army, served in the French & Indian War
Sons of Liberty formed by Samuel Adams, stopped enforcement of the Stamp Act
Second Continental Congress declared war against Britain
COMMON SENSE argued Americans should govern themselves
Committees of Correspondence communicated what was happening in Boston to the other colonies
Radicals colonists who favored independence
Loyalists colonists who were loyal to Britain
Patriots Americans who supported the Revolutionary War
Pacifists people who opposed war
propagandist someone who describes events in a way that promotes his/her beliefs
Albany Plan of Union proposal to unite the colonies under a central government
Treaty of Paris of 1783 treaty that ended the American Revolution
mercantilism theory that a country would prosper if it sold more goods than it bought
mercenaries hired soldiers
localism the policy of an area acting independently
taxation without representation Britain had no right to tax the colonies because the colonies did not have a representative in Parliament, so they said Britain had no right to tax them.
salutary neglect If the colonies contributed economically to Britain, Britain would leave them alone.
virtual representation used to justify taxing the colonists
minutemen soldiers who would fight with little notice
Created by: lmagnus