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Road to Revolution

TermDefinition
Stamp Act An act that taxed newspapers, licenses, and colonial paper products
Proclamation of 1763 This came from King George III and made it illegal for colonists to settle west of the Appalachians in an attempt to protect the colonists from Indian attacks
Townshend Acts A series of laws passed by Parliament in order to raise revenue and included taxes on glass, paper, paint, lead, and tea
Loyalist A colonist who supported the British cause
repeal To take back or cancel a law
Boston Massacre A brawl between the British soldiers and Boston colonists that killed 5 colonists
“Taxation without Representation” An anti-British slogan that showed resentment of colonists because of the taxes enforced by Parliament without any colonists’ say
boycott To refuse to buy one or more goods from a certain source
Committees of Correspondence Created to help towns and colonies share information about resisting British laws
Quartering Act A cost-savings measure requiring the colonies to quarter, or house, British soldiers and provide them with supplies
Tea Act An act making tea cheaper, but put a monopoly on a certain type of tea eventually causing the Boston Tea Party
Continental Congress A convention of delegates called together from the thirteen colonies that became the governing body
Intolerable Acts A series of laws passed by Parliament to punish the Massachusetts colony and serve as a warning to other colonies
Battles of Lexington/Concord These signaled the start of the American Revolution
Sons of Liberty A secret society formed to rebel against British enforced acts/taxes that sometimes used violence to frighten Loyalists and tax collectors
Patriot A colonist who wanted the American colonies to gain their independence from Britain
minutemen Groups of militia ready at a “moment’s notice”
Common Sense A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that called for the United States to declare independence from Britain immediately
Declaration of Independence Formal statement written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain
George Washington Leader of the Continental Army
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