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American Revolution

power words

TermDefinition
taxes money paid to the government in return for services
smuggling to illegally move goods in or out of a country
proclamation a public or official announcement
boycott the refusal to buy or use certain goods
liberty the state of being free
independence being free
parliament the group that makes English laws
minutemen American militia that could be ready in a minute
tyranny cruel government, misuse of power
Sons of Liberty secretive men's organization that opposed England
Daughters of Liberty secretive women's organization that opposed England
delegate a person sent to represent others
petition a formal written request
Patriot A person that supports their country and prepared to defend it. Wanted separation from England
Loyalist During the American Revolution, a person that was loyal to England
representation the act of speaking on behalf of someone else
quartering providing accommodations for troops
rights freedoms
militia a military force
congress a group of representatives that meet to discuss a subject
massacre the violent killing of many people