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Section 6 Vocabulary- Terms and Names

King George lll The British monarch who wanted to enforce the proclamation and also keep peace with Britain's Native American allies.
Quartering Act A law passed by Parliament in 1765 that required the colonies to house and supply British Soldiers.
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 paid.
Patrick Henry a member of the house of Burgess that called for resistance to the tax
Boycott a refusal to buy certain goods
Sons of Liberty many people who opposed who affects the stamp act
Crispus Attucks The son of unfree parents, who lost his life to a British bullet whilst overhearing of the rebellion.
Townshend 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 search warrants
Samuel Adams The leader of the Sons of Liberty, who urged colonists to continue to resist British controls.
Boston Massacre A 1768 event where 1000 British soldiers arrived in Boston, under direction of General Gage, calling them Yankees, the soldiers began firing after an argument, Crispus Attucks and four labor ours were killed.
John Adams A man who defended the soldiers who fired the shots in court.
Committee of correspondance a group of people in the colonies who exchanged letters letters on colonial affairs.
Boston Tea Party the dumping of 342 chests of tea into Boston harbor by colonists in 1773 to protest the tea act.
Ethan Allen A man who led a band of backwoodsmen known as the green mountain boys
Artillery cannons and large guns used in combat
Second Continental Congress a governing body whos delegate agreed in may of 1775 to form the continental army and to approve the Declaration of Independance.
Continental Army a colonial force authorized by the Second Continental Congress in 1775 , with George Washington as its commanding general.
Benedict Arnold an officer who had played a role in leading the expedition to eastern Canada
declaration of independance the document written in 1776, in which the colonies declared independence from Britain
Thomas Jefferson a man part of the committee to draft the declaration of independence, the founding fathers.
militia a force of armed civillians pledged to defend their community
minute men a member of the colonial militia who was trained to respond on minutes warning.
Intolerable Acts a series of laws ro puish the mass, bay colony. they were so hard they called the Intolerable Acts.
First cotinental congress a meeting where delegates voted to ban all trade with Britain
Paul revere a Boston silver smith who was charged with spreading news about British movements
Lexington and Concord the first battle of the revolutionary war
loyalist those who supported the British
patriot Those who supported the rebels
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