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Causes of Revolution

TermDefinition
French & Indian War Conflict that resulted in British control of North America & deep debt for Britain
Proclamation of 1763 British law that prevented colonists from moving west
Sugar Act of 1764 British law that hoped to end colonial smuggling by making British sugar cheaper
Stamp Act of 1765 First direct tax on goods for the colonists; mostly on paper goods
Townshend Act of 1767 British law that taxed glass, lead, and tea
Boston Massacre Skirmish b/t colonists & British soldiers; newspapers use the deaths to gain support against the British
Tea Act of 1773 British law that made British tea cheaper
Boston Tea Party Sons of Liberty throw 342 crates of British tea into the harbor to protest the Tea Act
Sons of Liberty Boycotted British goods like sugar & tea by using propaganda
Daughters of Liberty Boycotted British goods by getting women to make their own clothes
boycott stop buying or using goods of a certain company or country
Mercantilism increase a nation's wealth by having colonies for raw materials and markets
Continental Congress petition the British government about the Intolerable Acts
Quartering Act required the colonies to house British soldiers in barracks provided by the colonies.
Treaty of Paris 1763 Ended the French and Indian War
Albany Plan of Union Plan to unify the colonies for defense during the French and Indian War
Intolerable Acts/Coercive Acts British law designed to punish Boston colonists for damaged tea; took away natural rights of trial by jury
Created by: jblake74