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Chapter 5 Vocab

prohibit to prevent or forbid
revenue incoming money from taxes or other sources
writ of assistance court document allowing customs officers to enter any location to search for smuggled goods
violate to disregard or go against
resolution an official expression of opinion by a group
effigy a mocking figure representing an unpopular individual
boycott to refuse to buy items in order to show disapproval or force acceptance of one’s terms
repeal to cancel an act or law
rebellion open defiance of authority
occupy to move into and take control of a place, especially by force encounter a sudden, often violent clash
encounter to meet, come face to face with
propaganda ideas or information intentionally spread to harm or help a cause
committee of correspondence an organization that spread political ideas and information through the colonies
minuteman during Revolutionary era, civilian sworn to be ready to fight with only one minute’s notice
approach to draw near to something
so-called known as
loyalist American colonist who remained loyal to Britain and opposed the war for independence
patriot American colonist who favored American independence
petition a formal request
discipline the ability to follow strict rules and procedures
debate a discussion of opposing points of view
preamble the introduction to a formal document that often tells why the document was written
status rank or place as compared to others
Created by: Jaya Reed