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pre-revolution

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1. French and Indian War the war in America in which France and its Indian allies opposed England 1754–60: ended by Treaty of Paris in 1763.
2. Mercantilism 2. an economic theory and practice, dominant in Europe from the 16th to the 18th century, that promoted governmental regulation of a nation's economy for the purpose of augmenting state power at the expense of rival national powers.
3. Proclamation of 1763 3. issued October 7,1763, by King George III following Great Britain's acquisition of French territory in North America after the end of the French and Indian War/Seven Year War,in which it forbade all settlers from settling past a line drawn along the Ap
4. Sugar Act 4. also known as the American Revenue Act or the American Duties Act, was a revenue-raising act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain on April 5, 1764.
5. Stamp Act 5. was an act of the Parliament of Great Britain that imposed a direct tax on the colonies of British America and required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London, carrying an embossed revenue stamp.
6. Quartering Act 6. name given to a minimum of two Acts of British Parliament in the 18th century. Parliament enacted them to order local governments of the American colonies to provide the British soldiers with any needed accommodations or housing.
7. Townsend Act 7. series of acts passed, beginning in 1767, by the Parliament of Great Britain relating to the British colonies in North America. The acts are named after Charles Townshend
8. Tea Act 8. was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain. Its principal overt objective was to reduce the massive surplus of tea held by the financially troubled British East India Company in its London warehouses and to help the struggling company survive.
9. Intolerable Acts 9.was the American Patriots' name for a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea party. They were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in throwing a large tea shipment into Boston harb
10. Patrick Henry the one who said give me liberty or give me death
11. Boston Masacre was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, on December 16, 1773.
12. Boston Tea Party a raid on three British ships in Boston Harbor in which Boston colonists, disguised as Indians, threw the contents of several hundred chests of tea into the harbor as a protest against British taxes on tea and against the monopoly granted the East India C
13. Minutemen a member of a group of American militiamen just before and during the Revolutionary War who held themselves in readiness for instant military service.
14. Sons of Liberty any of several patriotic societies, originally secret, that opposed the Stamp Act and thereafter supported moves for American independence.
15. Paul Revere said the british were coming
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