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American Revolution

American Revolution Vocabulary Words

TermDefinition
Parliament British Government. They make the laws.
Boycott Refuse to buy goods or services
Patriots Group of people that wanted freedom from the King and England
Loyalists Group of people loyal to the King. They wanted to remain part of England.
Sons of Liberty Group of men that secretly planned and organized ways to go against the King's and British laws.
Daughters of Liberty Group of women that secretly planned and organized ways to go against the King's and British laws.
Delegate A leader chosen by the people.
Independence Freedom!
Continental Congress A group of delegates (leaders) that met to discuss the problems they were having with the British laws.
Imperial Policy The King's rule. He is THE man and all must follow his laws and ideas.
Minutemen Patriots that were ready in a minute's notice to fight.
Revolution A big and sudden change
Voluntary Exchange Trading or selling goods with others by your choice. You want to and are able to trade or sell.
Incentives This is what you get for doing something. Example-If I behave and do my homework, the incentive is a party at the end of the nine weeks.
Committee of Correspondence A group of people that passed along important information to all the colonies. There were no phones or computers. All notes had to be delivered by hand.
Representation A voice, or say, in government.
Created by: kderinger