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Road to Revolution

Intolerable Acts British action that forced colonists to host soldiers in their homes & closed Boston port
Stamp Act placed a tax on all printed items & documents
First Continental Congress A meeting that resulted in the establishment of a boycott of British goods
Virtual Representation A term the British used to describe their right to tax the colonists
Proclamation of 1763 The boundary established after French & Indian War
whig another name for Patriot
patriot wanted independence from Great Britain
provincial congress meeting of reps. from GA parishes that opposed British policies
tory another name for a loyalist
loyalist remained loyal to Great Britain & King George
Declaration of Independence issued By 2nd Continental Congress-stated intention to be free of British rule
confederation a loose organization of the states with a weak central government and powerful state governments
smuggling secretly importing or exporting goods
repeal take back
boycott a protest in which people refuse to buy certain items until specific conditions are met
internal tax (direct tax) paid by colonists (built into price)
external tax (indirect tax) placed on imported goods
grievances official statement of complaint over something believed to be wrong or unfair
preamble the beginning of a document that explains why the document exists
broadside a sizable sheet of paper printed on one side
Created by: Bense8