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Road to Revolutionary War

TermDefinition
French and Indian War British fought the French for land in the Ohio River Valley
Proclamation of 1763 King said colonist can't pass the Appalachian Mountains
Stamp Act A tax on paper products
Boston Massacre Colonists threw snowballs and rocks at British soldiers (Redcoats). Soldiers killed 5 colonists
Committees of Correspondence Sent letter to tell people what was happening in Boston
Tea Act A tax on tea from England
Boston Tea Party Sons of Liberty dressed as Indians, dumped the British tea
Coercive Acts King punished the colonists and set up a blockade to close Boston Harbor
Quartering Act Colonists were forced to let British soldiers stay at their house
Sons of Liberty Men who protested against the British laws
Daughters of Liberty Women who made their won goods so they could boycott (not buy) British goods
No Taxation without Representation (class) Colonists did not want to pay taxes if they didn't help make the laws
No Taxation without Representation (mine) No voice, no taxation (i.e. If you don't listen to us, we won't pay you taxes!)
Patriots Colonists who wanted to start a new country
Loyalists Colonists who wanted to stay with the king
Battle of Lexington and Concord The first battles of the revolutionary war
Declaration of Independence The colonists started their own country
Created by: Mindful_Pumpkin