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Revolution

TermDefinition
Smuggle Importing taxed goods into the country illegally
Effigy Something made of straw burned outside of homes and offices
Tory\loyalist One third of the colonists population who supported king George the III and Britain , people who wanted to stay loyal
Petition A formal written request to someone in power signed by a group of people
Boycott Refuse to buy
Repeal Remove a law
Writ of Assistance A legal document that allowed custom officials to enter a business/home and search for smuggled items without reason
Sons of Liberty Angry colonists who protested, burn effigies, smuggled goods, and prompt colonists to not import English goods
Committee of Correspondence To write letters and pamphlets to protest and arouse the colonists into action
Minuteman Colonists who were ready to battle quickly
Militia Army/military
Shot heard "around the world" A shot fired from a musket that was anonymous at Lexington
Patriot A third of the population who supported the colonists and Boston
Tar and feather Throwing pine tar on the victim and then rolling him in feathers
Stamp A small piece of paper on a paper good indicating that tax was payed
Parliament The British government branch that made all of the taxing decisions and such
Representation Someone speaking for a group to show their sides
Tyranny Cruel government, outlandish
Created by: 15loygenblik
 

 



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