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Chapter 5 Vocab

Vocabulary for Chapter 5; Book used: The American Journey, The Early Years.

TermDefinition
Revenue Incoming money.
Writs of Assistance A legal document that enabled officers to search homes and warehouses for goods that might be smuggled.
Resolution A formal expression of opinion.
Boycott To refuse to buy items from another country.
Repeal To cancel a act or law.
Effigy A rag figure representing an unpopular individual.
Nonimpotation The act of not importing or using certain goods.
Propaganda Ideas or information designed and spread to influence opinion.
Committee of Correspondence An organization that spread political ideas through the colonies.
Milita A group of civilians trained to fight in emergencies.
Loyalist American colonists who remanded loyal to Britain and apposed war for independence.
Minutemen Companies of civilians soldiers who boasted that they were ready to fight on a minute's notice.
Patriot American colonist who favored American independance.
Petition A formal request.
Preamble The introduction to a formal document, especially the Constitution.
Created by: despen45545