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Chapter 6 Vocab

US History

Loyalist colonist who remained loyal to Britain
Revenue incoming money from taxes or other sources
Petition formal request
Patriot colonist who favored independence
Effigy mocking figure representing an unpopular individual
Preamble introduction to a formal document
Repeal to cancel an act or law
Rebellion open defiance of authority
Boycott refusal to buy items in order to show disapproval or force acceptance of one’s terms
Propaganda when information is intentionally spread in a way to harm or help a cause
Civil Disobedience use of nonviolent protest to challenge a government or its laws
Committees of Correspondence an organization that spread political ideas and information in the colonies
Writs of Assistance a court document (very easy to get) allowing customs officers to enter any location to search for smuggled goods
Resolution official expression of opinion by a group
Minuteman a civilian sworn to be ready to fight with only one minute’s
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