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Eden/Brianna vocab

American Revolution Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Smuggle Illegally bringing something into a country
Effigy A likeness usually made of straw
Tory American colonist who supported the British side during the revolution
Petition A formal written request to someone in power signed by the group of people
Boycott Refuse to buy
Repeal Remove a law
Writ of assistance A legal document which officials used to enter homes in search for smuggled goods
Sons of liberty Groups formed by angry colonists to protest
Quarter Colonists had to provide housing and accommodations to soldiers stationed in colonies
Committee of correspondence Letter writing campaign to arouse colonists into action
Minutemen Soldiers ready for service at a moment's notice
Militia Military
Shot heard around the world Shot fired that started fight at Lexington and concord
Patriot Supported people of Boston
Tar and feather Throwing pine on victims and rolling them in feathers
Stamp Tax on stamps
Parliament Highest legislator
Representation Colonists wanted influence in government
Tyranny Unreasonable government
Created by: edenbreslauer