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king George the 3 king of Britain during the time of the american revolution
patrick Henry virginia patriot and lawyer know for his bold speeches in support of american independence
Samuel adams boston patriot and organizer of the sons of liberty
mercy otis warren patriot writer who wrote articles and plays in support of american independince
parliament Britain's law-making assembly
stamp act Law passed by Parliament in 1765 that taxed printed materials in the 13 colonies
repeal To cancel
sons of liberty Groups of Patriots who worked to oppose British rule before the American Revolution
Townshend act Laws passed by Paliament in 1767 that taxed goods imported by the 13 Colonies from Britain
tariff Tax on imported goods
boycott Organized refusal to buy goods
daughters of liberty Groups of American women Patriots who wove cloth to replace boycotted British goods
crispus attucks Victim of Boston Massacre. escaped slavery and became a sailor. Led group of sailors to the protest.
john adamns defended soldiers who were on trial for murders durin gthe Boston Massacre
pual revear A Silver smith who was an "Express Rider" in the Committee of Correspondence
thomas gage British General who was in charge of the colony of Massachusetts
boston macare Event in 1770 in Boston in which British soldiers killed five colonists who were part of an angry group that had surrounded them.
committee of correspondence Groups of colonists formed in the 1770's to spread news quickly about protests against the British
tea act Law passed by Parliament in the early 1770's stating that only the East India Company, a British business, could sell tea to the 13 colonies
boston tea party Protest against British taxes in which the Sons of Liberty boarded British ships and dumped tea into Boston Harbor in 1773
intolerable acts Laws passed by British Parliament to punish the people of Boston following the Boston Tea Party
patriots American colonists who opposed British rule
loyalists Colonists who remained loyal to the British during the American Revolution
first continental congress Meeting of representatives from every colony except Georgia, held in Philadelphia in 1774to discuss actions to take in response to the Intolerable Act
militia Volunteer Armies
miniutemen Colonial militia groups that could be ready to fight at a minutes notice
john handcock Important Patriot leader in Boston
william dawes An express Rider who talked his way past British guards to spread the warning that the red coats were coming
samuel presscott horse rider with Paul Revere and William Dawes. Prescott escaped and finished riding to Concord to warn the Concord militia of the arrival of British guard
john parker captain of the Lexington minutemen
wiliam prescott Patriot colonel who led 1200 men up the hills of Charlestown
american revolution The war between the 13 colonies and great Briatin from 1775 to 1783 in which the 13 colonies won their independence and became the United States
battel of bunker hill Costly victory for British troops over the Patriots in Charlestown, Massachusetts, in the American Revolution on JUNE 17, 1775
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