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American Revolution

Vocabulary for the AR Unit of Study

TermDefinition
Parliament Britain's law-making assembly.
Stamp Act Law passed by Parliament in 1765 that taxed printed materials in the 13 colonies.
petition a written request made to an official person or organization
Son's of Liberty Groups of Patriots who worked to opposed British rule before the American Revolution.
tariff tax on imported goods
boycott organized refusal to buy goods
Committee of Correspondence groups of colonists formed in the 1770's to spread news quickly about the protests against the British
Tea Act law passed by Parliament in the early 1770's stating that only the East India Company, a British business, could sell tea to the 13 colonies
Boston Tea Party protest against British Parliament to punish people of Boston following the Boston Tea Party
Intolerable Acts laws passed by British Parliament to punish people of Boston following the Boston Tea Party
Patriots American Colonists who opposed British rule
Loyalists colonists who remained loyal to the British during the American Revolution
First Continental Congress meeting of representatives from every colony except Georgia held in Pennsylvania in 1774 to discuss actions to take in response to the Intolerable Acts
militia volunteer army
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