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Road To Independence

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Stamp Act (n.) was the act passed by Parliament (1765) in which taxes were placed on all printed materials in the British colonies.
Stamp Act Congress (n.) the group of representatives from different British colonies whom discussed the Stamp Act and other new British laws on October, 1765 in New York.
Sons of Liberty (n.) any of several patriotic societies, originally secret, that opposed the Stamp Act and thereafter supported moves for American independence.
Daughters of Liberty (n.) consisted of women who displayed their patriotism by participating in boycotts of British goods following the passage of the Townshend Acts.
Townshend Acts (n.) were indirect taxes placed on the importation of paint, paper, tea, and many other goods. They were passed in 1767.
Tea Act (n.) (of 1773) gave the British East India Company exclusive rights to sell tea in the British colonies of North America.
British East India Company (n.) was a privately owned company which was established to create profitable trade with countries in the region of Asia called the "East Indies".
Intolerable Acts (n.) series of laws sponsored by British Prime Minister Lord North, and enacted in 1774 in response to the Boston Tea Party.
delegate (n.) a person designated to act for or represent another or others; deputy; representative, as in a political convention.
Continental Congress (n.) either of two legislative congresses during and after the Revolutionary War. The first was in session from September 5 to October 26 1774, to petition the British government for a redress of grievances. The second existed from May 10, 1775, to 1789, and i
General Committee of 99 (n.) a group made up of representatives of the General Meeting which conducted government business when the General Meeting was not in session.
Navigation Acts (n.) passed in the 1600s, they were a series of laws that required the colonists to trade only with Britain and her colonies.
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