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TermDefinition
King George lll The British monarch
Quartering Act A law passed by Parliament in 1765 that required the colonies to house and supply British solders
Revenue Income a government collects to cover expenses
Sugar Act A law passed by parliament in 1764 that placed a tax on sugar, molasses, and other products shipped to the colonies; also called for harsh punishment of smugglers
Stamp Act A 1765 law passed by parliament that required all legal and commercial documents to carry an official stamp showing a tax had been payed
Patrick Henry A member of Virginia's House of Burgesses; called for resistance to the tax
Boycott A refusal to buy certain goods
Sons of Liberty A group of colonists who formed a secret society to oppose British policies at the time of the American Revolution
Crispus Attucks A protester in the boston massacre
Townshed Acts A series of laws passed by parliament in 1767 that suspended New York's assembly and established taxes on goods brought into the British colonies
Writs of Assistance A search warrant that allowed British officers to enter colonial homes or businesses to search for smuggled goods.
Samuel Adams Leader of Bostons Sons of Liberty
Boston Massacre A clash between British soldiers and Boston colonists in 1770, in which 5 of the colonists, including Crispus Attucks, were killed
John Adams A lawyer and cousin of Samuel Adams
Committee of Correspondence A group of people who exchanged letters on colonial affairs.
Militia A force of armed Civilians pledged to defend their community during the American Revolution.
Minutemen A member of the colonial militia who was trained to respond "at a minutes warning"
Intolerable Acts A series of laws enacted by Parliament in 1774 to punish Massachusetts colonists for the Boston Tea Party
First Continental Congress A meeting of delegates in 1774 from all the colonies except Georgia to uphold colonial rights
Paul Revere The man who rode across the country to warn people the British were coming and hung up two lanterns to tell people the British we traveling by sea
Lexington and Concord Cities where the battle took place
Loyalists An American colonist who supported the British in the American Revolution
Patriot An American colonist who sided with the rebels in the American Revolution
Ethan Allen
Artillery A cannon or large gun
Second Continental Congress A governing body whose delegates agreed, in May 1775, to form the Continental Army and approved the Declaration of Independence
Continental Army A Colonial force authorized by the Second continental Congress in 1775, with George Washington as its commanding general.
Benedict Arnold
Declaration Of Independence The document written in 1776, in which the colonies declared independence from Britain
Thomas Jefferson
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