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road to revolution

vocab 2019

The French and Indian War (1753-1759) Fought between England and her colonies and the French and Indian
Albany Plan of Union Plan made by Ben Franklin that tried to get colonies to unite to fight the French
Treaty of Paris Ended F+I war, gave England all of France's American land
Proclamation of 1763 Law that drew imaginary line on Appalachian mtns, forbidding colonists to move west
Sugar Act Law that put tax on items including sugar and molasses
Stamp Act Raised price of paper products, required all printed materials to have an official British Stamp
Quartering Act Law that required colonists to house and feed redcoats with no repayment
Townshend Act Law that taxed common everyday things such as glass, lead, paints, etc
Tea Act Law that allowed British East India co. to sell tea directly to the colonists (hurt merchants)
Petition A formal written request signed by a group of people
Boycott To refuse to buy goods or use services
Repeal To cancel
Writs of Assistance Legal document that let British officials inspect ships or businesses without a reason
Committee of Correspondance Letter writing campaign between the colonies that reported on events in Mass.
Non Importation Agreement Agreement between American merchants not to import or buy British goods taxed by the Townshend Acts
Sons of Liberty Organization of men that protested the British laws and policies
Intolerable Act Laws placed on Massachusetts in early 1774 to punish them for the Boston Tea Party (closed Boston Harbor)
First Continental Congress Meeting of colonial delegates in Philly agreed to boycott British goods and set up militias
Militia An army of citizens who serve as soldiers
Minutemen Massachusetts volunteers soldiers who trained regularly and where ready to fight
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