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American Revolution

Road To The American Revolution Vocabulary

Smuggle Illegally stealing goods, bringing them to another place
Effigy A likeness of a hated person (usually made of straw) burned outside their home/office
Tory/Loyalist 1/3 of colonist population in colonies- wanted to stay loyal to Britain and King George III
Petition A formal written request to someone in power, written and signed by a group of people
Boycott To refuse a service, good, or product- a form of protest
Repeal To remove a law, act
Writ of Assistance Allowed British soldiers to search a house without having to give a reason of doing so
Sons of Liberty A group of colonists angry about the taxes imposed on them by Britain- protest against taxes, burn effigies, help smuggle goods, convince colonists to boycott English goods
Quarter To provide housing, food, bedding, etc. for someone
Committee of Correspondence Founded by Sam Adams- a letter and pamphlet-writing campaign- wrote letters and pamphlets to protest, call colonists to action
Minuteman members of a militia, volunteers
Militia A military made of volunteers
"Shot Heard Around The World" Shot from a rifle at the Battle of Lexington/Concord-April 18, 1775- started American Revolutionary War
Patriot 1/3 of colonist population in colonies- supported the people of Boston
Tarring and Feathering Throwing pine tar on a victim, then rolling him/her in feathers
Stamp (Stamp Act) Colonists had to buy tax stamps for wills, marriage papers, newspapers, almanacs, playing cards, and other printed materials.
Parliament British government
Representation having someone to represent a person/group of people in government to explain that group's opinion
Tyranny cruel and oppressive rule or government
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