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Social Studies

What happened before the Rvolution

TermDefinition
Sugar Act Tax on molasses, coffee, and indigo.
Quartering Act British troops can stay in homes and the colonists have to supply them with beds, candles, food, utensils, etc.
Stamp Act Tax on printable documents.
Stamp Act Congress Nine colonies send delegates to protest. They write a petition and organize a boycott. Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.
"No taxation without representation!" Colonists were not represented in taxes, which caused riots and effigies.
Sons and Daughters of Liberty. Groups of Colonists against the British. They signed petitions, threatened tax collectors, and organized protests.
Patrick Henry His famous quote was, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"
Mercy Otis Warren Wrote plays making fun of British Officials.
Samuel Adams Helped organize and set up meetings for the Sons of Liberty.
John Adams Lawyer and a quiet man.
Townshend Act Tax on glass, paper, paint, lead, and tea.
Writs of Assistance A law to stopping Yankee Merchants from smuggling goods on ships. Allowed British Officials to inspect a ship without permission.
Non-Importation Agreements Colonists agree not to import goods taxed by Townshend Acts.
Boston Massacre Five colonists were killed by British regulars/soldiers. Resulted in tensions between the British and the Colonists.
Committee of Correspondence Samuel Adams organizes a group to write letters to keep colonists informed. Included Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson.
Tea Act Created to help British East India company get out of debt. Tea was sold directly to colonists.
Boston Tea Party Members of Sons of Liberty board ships and split open tea chests and dump them in the harbor.
Intolerable Acts (Coercive Acts) Punished MA for the Boston Tea Party. It closed the ports of Boston, they were not allowed any more town meetings, British officials accused of crime had to have trial in England, and the Quartering Act was revised.
First Continental Congress Delegates from 12 colonies were sent to Philadelphia. The goals were to continue boycotts, stop importing and exporting goods to England, and have each town set up a militia.
Midnight Ride Paul Revere, Samuel Prescott, and William Dawes send word of British movement. Two lanterns signaled from Boston meant that the British were coming by sea.
"Shot heard round the the world" First fighting between the British and colonial minutemen at Lexington and Concord.
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