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Road to Revolution

Lead up to the Revolutionary War

TermDefinition
King George III The British monarch of 1765.
Quartering Act A cost saving measure colonists used to quarter, or house, British soldiers and provide them with supplies.
revenue Revenue is the same as income
Sugar Act A law that placed tax on sugar, molasses, and other products shipped to the colonies.
Stamp Act A law that required all legal commercial documents to carry an official stamp showing that a tax has been paid.
Patrick Henry A member of Virginia's House of Burgesses who called for persistence of tax.
boycott A boycott is a refusal to buy.
Sons of Liberty The Sons of Liberty were a secret society of lawyers who opposed the British forces.
Crispus Attucks He was a son of a African-American father and a Native American mother, Attucks was born into slavery in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Townchend Acts The Townshend Acts suspended New York´s assembly until New Yorkers agreed to provide housing for the troops.
writs of assistance Another name for a search warrant.
Samuel Adams The leader of the Sons of Liberty.
Boston massacre A fight broke out between towns people and soldiers, the soldiers shot and killed Crispus Attucks and four other laborers.
John Adams A lawyer and a cousin of Samuel Adams, defended the shooters of the Boston Massacre in court.
committee of correspondence Groups of people who exchanged letters on colonial affairs.
Boston Tea Party On the evening of December 16, 1773, a group of men dressed as Native Americans and boarded three ships in the Boston harbor and released the tea into the harbor bay, this was know as the Boston Tea Party.
militia A force of armed civilians who swore to defend their community
Minuteman Men trained to be at the ready for a fight at any minute.
Intolerable Acts A set of laws that were made to punish the bad.
First Continental Congress At this meeting, delegates voted to ban all trade with Britain until the Intolerable Acts were repealed.
Paul Revere He was a Boston silversmith who was charged with spreading news about the British troops movement.
Lexington and Concord The first battles of the Revolutionary War.
Loyalist Those who supported British.
Patriot Those who sided with the Rebels.
Ethan Allen Led the Green Mountain Boys.
artillery Cannons and large Guns.
Second Continental Congress Began meeting on May 10th. It included John and Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Patrick Henry.
Continental Army An army commanded by Washington.
Benedict Arnold He was an officer who played a role in the victory of Fort Ticonderoga.
Declaration of Independence A treaty signed to declare independence for America
Thomas Jefferson He composed the Decleration of Independence
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