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SS chapt 5 A

social studies vocab

TermDefinition
boycott a refusal to buy goods in order to show disapproval or force acceptance of one's terms
effigy a rag figure representing an unpopular individual
nonimportation agreements American merchants signed documents refusing to buy imported goods from Britain until the British taxes were repealed
Writs of Assistance legal document that allowed British officers to search homes and warehouses for goods that might be smuggled.
Stamp Act of 1765 British law imposing a tax, in the form of stamps on all legal and printed documents used in the English colonies. The act was later repealed by the British Parliament.
resolution a formal expression of opinion
Salutary Neglect England passed laws on the colonists who ignored these laws and benefited from this lack of British control
Proclamation of 1763 the English king declared that no white settlers could cross the Appalachain Mountains to start new settlements
Revenue incoming money
Sons of Liberty a group of American colonists who were prepared to do whatever it took to win American independence from Britain
Stamp Act Congress a meeting of 9 colonies who drafted a petition to Britain declaring that American colonies could not be taxed except by their own legislative assemblies
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