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6th SS Ch 8_v

6th Grade Social Studies Chapter 8 Vocab

alliance A formal agreement among groups or individuals.
delegate A representative
parliament The lawmaking branch of the British government.
proclamation A public announcement
budget A plan for spending money.
representation To have someone speak or act for you.
treason The act of working against one's own government.
congress A formal meeting of government representatives.
boycott To refuse to buy or use goods or services.
repeal To cancel, or undo, a law.
imperial policy Laws and orders issued by the British government.
protest To work against or object to a certain policy.
monopoly The complete control of a product or good by one person or group.
blockade To use warships to prevent other ships from entering or leaving a harbor.
quarter To provide or pay for housing.
petition A signed request made to an official person or organization.
minutemen A member of the Massachusetts colony militia who could quickly be ready to fight the British.
revolution A sudden, complete change, such as the overthrow of an established government.
commander in chief A person who is in control of all the armed forces of a nation.
earthwork A wall made of earth and stone.
olive branch An ancient symbol of peace.
independence The freedom to govern on one's own.
resolution A formal group statement.
declaration An official statement.
preamble An introduction; first part.
grievance A complaint.
patriot A colonist who was against British rule and supported the rebel cause in the American colonies.
mercenary A soldier who serves for pay in the military of a foreign nation.
campaign A series of military actions carried out for a certain goal.
Articles of Confederation First plan of government
Declaration of Independence Formal statement declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain
Common Sense A hugely influential pamphlet that convinced many American colonists that the time had finally come to break away from British rule
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