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Pre-Rev Vocab

Chief Pontiac Ottawa Indian who led a rebellion against the British occupying the western parts of the American colonies after the French & Indian War.
Stamp Act 1765; law that taxed printed goods, including: playing cards, documents, newspapers, etc.
Repeal to erase or cancel a law
Boycott A refusal to buy or use goods and services to force a change
Loyalist American colonists who remained loyal to Britain and opposed the war for independence
artillery Cannons and large guns.
treason the crime of betraying one's country
Tryanny Unfair or unjust government or rule
Smuggle move (goods) illegally into or out of a country.
Writs of Assistance (1767) Special search warrants that allowed tax collectors to enter homes or businesses to search for smuggled goods.
Townshend Acts (1767) Tax on paint, paper, lead, glass and tea
Boston Massacre (1770) An incident in which British soldiers fired into a crowd of colonists who were teasing and taunting them; five colonists were killed.
*Historical Significance:*
Boston's radicals used to incident to wage an Anti-British propaganda war.
Sam Adams Leader of the Sons of Liberty
John Adams Defended the soldiers after the Boston Massacre
Militia A group of civilians trained to fight in emergencies
Intolerable/Coercive Acts laws passed by the British government in 1774 in Massachusetts after incidents such as the Boston Tea Party. Enforcement of the Acts played a major role in the outbreak of the Revolutionary War."
Quartering Act 1765 - Required the colonials to provide food, lodging, and supplies for the British troops in the colonies.
Patriot American colonists who were determined to fight the British until American independence was won
Tax Money paid to the government in exchange for goods and services
Parliament Britain's law-making assembly
Mercantilism an economic system (Europe in 18th C) to increase a nation's wealth through its colonies
Crispus Attucks A free black man who was the first person killed in the Revolution at the Boston Massacre.
Daughters of Liberty The organization helped the boycott of British goods. They urged Americans to wear homemade fabrics and produce other goods that were available only from Britain. They believed that way, the American colonies would become economically independent.
Sons of Liberty An organization for colonial independence formed in 1765 after the passage of the Stamp Act. The riots burned the houses where the stamped British paper was. The leaders are Sam, Paul
James Otis "Taxation without representation is tyranny"
Paul Revere American silversmith remembered for his midnight ride (celebrated in a poem by Longfellow) to warn the colonists in Lexington and Concord that British troops were coming (1735-1818)
Patrick Henry "Give me liberty or give me death"
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