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Chapter 6 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Loyalist Colonist who remained loyal to Britain
Revenue incoming money from taxes or other sources
Petition Formal request
Patriot an American colonist who favored American Independence
Effigy a mocking figure representing an unpopular individual
Preamble The introduction to a formal document that often tells why the document was written
Repeal To cancel an act or law
Rebellion Open defiance of authority
Boycott To refuse to buy items in order to show disapproval or force acceptance of one's terms
Propaganda ideas or information intentionally spread to harm or help a cause
Civil Disobedience The use of nonviolence protests to challenge a government or it's law
Committees of Correspondence an organisation that spreads political ideas and information through the colonies
Writs of Assistance a court document allowing customs officers to enter any location to search for smuggled goods
Resolution an official expression of opinion by a group
Minuteman during the Revolutionary era, a civilian sworn to be ready to fight with only one minute's notice
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