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8th Chap 5 Vocab

The Road to Independence

revenue incoming money
writ of assistance legal document that enabled officers to search homes and warehouses for goods that might be smuggled
resolution a formal expression of opinion
effigy rag figure representing an unpopular individual
boycott to refuse to buy items from a particular country
nonimportation the act of not importing or using certain goods
repeal to cancel an act or law
propaganda ideas or information designed and spread to influence opinion
committee of correspondence an organization that spread political ideas through the colonies
militia a group of civilians trained to fight in emergencies
minutemen companies of civilian soldiers who boasted that they were ready to fight on a minute's notice
Loyalist American colonist who remained loyal to Britain and opposed the war for independence
Patriot American colonist who was determined to fight the British until American independence was won
petition a formal request
preamble the introduction to a formal document, especially the Constitution
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