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Unit4 Lessons 1-3

Events leading to Revolution

TermDefinition
Louisiana territory claimed by France that included Mississippi River and all its tributaries
New Orleans city created to allow France to control the Mississippi
French and Indian War war fought between British and French over land
Ohio River Valley Land fought over during French and Indian War
Treaty of Paris document signed to end the French and Indian War that gave Great Britain control of France's colonies in North America
taxes what King George III wanted colonists to pay so he could raise money after French and Indian War
Sugar Act raised taxes on imported non-British goods especially molasses
Quartering Act required colonists to provide housing and supplies to British soldiers
Stamp Act required colonists to show proof they paid a special tax on printed items, like cards and documents
Sons of Liberty group of Patriots who boycotted and refused to buy British goods
Townshend Acts taxed imported goods like paper, glass, paint and tea
Boston Massacre first act of violence between Boston citizens and some British soldiers
Boston Tea Party tea was dumped into Boston Harbor by colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians to protest taxes
Boston Harbor this harbor was closed after the Boston Tea Party to punish the colonists
Intolerable Acts acts that closed the Boston Harbor, ordered the colonists pay for tea, and banned town meetings
delegates representatives of the colonists who started to meet about what action to take against Great Britain
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