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chapter 6

road to revolution vocabulary

TermDefinition
King George lll The British monarch, wanted to enforce the proclamation and also keep peace with Britain's Native American allies.
Quartering Act This was a cost-saving measure that required the colonies to quarter, or house, British soldiers and provide them with supplies.
Revenue or income, to meet its expenses.
Sugar Act This law placed a tax on sugar, molasses, and other products shipped to the colonies.
Stamp Act This law required all legal and commercial documents to carry an official stamp showing that tax had been paid.
Patrick Henery A member of Virginia's House of Burgesses, called for resistance to the tax.
Boycott A refusal to buy.
Sons of Liberty Were lawyers, merchants, and craftspeople-the colonists most affected by the stamp act.
Crispus Attucks Knew about the struggle for freedom.
Townshend Act In 1767, parliament passed his plan.
Writs of Assistance Or search warrants, to enter homes or businesses to search for smuggled goods.
Samuel Adams A leader of the Boston Sons of liberty.
Boston Massacre The sons of liberty called the shooting.
John Adams A lawyer and cousin of Samuel Adams, defended them in court.
Committees and Correspondence These groups exchanged letters on colonial affairs.
Boston Tea Party In Boston, the Sons of Liberty organized what came to be known.
Militia A force armed civilians pledged to defend their community.
Minutemen Trained to be "ready to act at a minute's warning."
Intolerable Acts The British called these laws the Coercive Acts, but they were so harsh that the colonists called them the Intolerable Acts.
First Continental Congress At this meeting delegates voted to ban all trade with Britain until the Intolerable Acts were repealed.
Paul Revere A Boston silversmith, and a second messenger, William Dawes, were charged with spreading the news about British troops movements.
Lexington and Concord Were the first battles of the Revolutionary War.
Loyalists Those who supported the British.
Partroits Those who sided with the rebels.
Ethan Allen led this band of backwoodsmen known as the Green Mountain Boys.
Second Continental Army Began meeting in Philadelphia.
Continental Army. Agreed to form.
Benedict Arnold He was an officer who had played a role in the victory at Fort Ticonderoga.
Deceleration of Independence A committee to draft.
Thomas Jefferson The committee included Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, and Thomas.
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