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TheRoadtoRevolution

History

TermDefinition
King George the third The British monarch, who wanted to enforce the proclamation and keep peace with Native American allies
Quartering Act A cost-saving measure that required the colonies to quarter or house
Revenue Another word for income or to collect a profit
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 document to carry an official stamp showing that a tax had been paid
Patrick Henry A member of Virginia's House of Burgesses, called for resistance to the tax
Boycott A refusal to buy something
Sons of Liberty A secret society to oppose British policies
Crispus Attucks Crispus was African-American born in slavery but he escaped and worked as a sailor
Townshend Acts A parliament that was made raise revenue in the colonies
Writs of assistance To enforce acts, British officers would enter homes or businesses to search for smuggled goods
Samuel Adams A leader of the Boston Sons of Liberty Adams urged colonists to continue to resist British control
Boston Massacre When a fight broke out in front of the Custom House the soldiers began firing and killed Attuck and four others
John Adams A lawyer and cousin of Samuel Adams, defended the redcoats who shot at the Custom House
Committees of correspondence Samuel Adams started a drive to form the committees of correspondence in various towns in Massachusetts
Boston Tea Party On the evening of December 16, 1773, a group of men disguised as Native Americans boared three tea ships docked in Boston Harbor and dumped all the tea out
Militia A force of armed civilians pledged to defend their community
Minuteman One-third of the Lexington militia
Intolerable Acts A series of laws to punish the Massachusetts colony and serve as a warning to other colonies
First Continental Congress It was a vote to ban all trade with Britain until the Intolerable Acts were repealed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 news about British troop movements
Lexington and Concord These were the first battles of the Revolutionary War
Loyalists Those who supported the British
Patriots Those who sided with the rebels
Ethan Allen Ethan led this band of backwoodsmen known as the Green Mountain Boys to capture Ticonderoga
Artillery Supply's mostly consisting of weapons
Second Continental Congress The Delegates agreed to form the Continental Army
Continental Army A colonial force authorized by the Second Continental Congress in 1775, with George Washington as its commanding general
Benedict Arnold He was an officer who had played a role in the victory at Fort Ticonderoga
Declaration of Independence The document, written in 1776, in which the colonies declared independence from Britain
Thomas Jefferson He came from Virginia and the group knew that they needed Virginia's help
Created by: Dominick Eismon
 

 



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