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US History Chapter 5 Spirit of Independence

revenue incoming money from taxes
boycott a refusal to buy items in order to show disapproval
rebellion open defiance of authority
Patriot an American colonist who favored independence
writs of assistance these would allow officials to enter any location and search it
repeal to cancel an act or law
minutemen they were ready to fight at a minute's notice
Loyalist Those who remained loyal to Britain and opposed the war of independence
petition used to make a formal request
effigy a mocking figure representing an unpopular person
propaganda posters and writings designed to influence opinions
committee of correspondence an organization that spread political ideas through the colonies
Sugar Act this allowed the colonists to pay lower taxes on molasses
Declaratory Act this act stated that Parliament had the right to tax the colonists
French and Indian War Great Britain developed huge debt fighting this war
Townshend Acts boycotts following the Boston Massacre helped repeal these Acts
Boston Massacre Paul Revere's engraving of which event was an example of propaganda that led to anti-British feelings among the colonists?
Tea Act This act gave the East India Company an advantage over colonial merchants.
Boston Tea Party This was a dramatic act of defiance against the Tea Act
Intolerable Acts the colonial name for the laws that banned town meetings in New England
Thomas Gage He had orders to take away the weapons from the colonial militia
William Dawes He, along with Paul Revere, warned Samuel Adams that the British were coming
Ethan Allen He led the Green Mountain Boys who captured the British held Fort Ticonderoga
Battle of Bunker Hill After winning which battle did the British learn that defeating the Americans would not be easy
Continental Congress voted to boycott British trade
Concord storage place for arms
Benedict Arnold sold military information to the British
Captain John Parker leader of minutemen
The Declaration of Independence This document explained why the colonies chose to form a new nation
George Washington the first commander of the Continental Army
Olive Branch petition this petition asked the king to protect the colonists' rights
John Hancock The first man to sign the Declaration of Independence
smuggled some colonists did this to avoid paying taxes
Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense, calling for a break from British rule
Samuel Adams organized the Sons of Liberty
John Hancock president of the Second Continental Congress
Crispus Attucks African American dockworker who was a victim of the Boston Massacre
Thomas Jefferson main author of the Declaration of Independence
John Locke philosopher who expressed the idea that all people are born with the rights to life, liberty and property
preamble introduction to a formal document that often tells why it was written
Created by: Ms Plyler