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S.S. Vocabulary

American Revolution

TermDefinition
The French and Indian War war from 1753-1759 that was fought between England and Indian
Albany Plan of Union (1750) plan created by Ben Franklin that attempted to get the colonies to unite to fight the the French !NO!
Treaty of Paris (1763 ) ended the French and Indian War, gave England all of France's land in America
Proclamation of 1763 law that drew a imagery line along the Appalachian Mts, and forbid colonist from moving west of the line
Sugar Act 1764- law that put a tax in many items including sugar and molasses
Stamp Act 1765- law that required all printed materials to have an official British stamp- raised the priced of paper products
Townshend Act 1767- law that taxed common everyday items like glass, paint, lead,etc
Tea Act 1733- law that allowed British East India Co. to sell tea directly to the colonist- upset colonial merchants
Petition a formal written request signed by a group of people
Boycott to refuse to buy goods or use service
Repeal to cancel
Writs of Assistance legal document that let British officials inspect ships or businesses without a reason
Committee of Correspondence letter writing campaign between the colonies that reported on events in Massachusetts --> news
Nonimportation Agreements agreement between american merchants not to import or buy British goods taxed by Townshend Act
Son of Liberty Organization of men that protested the British laws and policies- protests, boycotts, occasional violence patriots
Intolerable Act ( Coercive Act ) law placed on Massachusetts in early 1744 in punish them in the Boston Tea Party- closed Boston Harbor
First Continental Congress september 1774- meeting of colonial delegates in Philadelphia- agreed to boycott goods and set up militia
Militia an army of citizens who serve as soldiers
Minutemen massachusetts volunteer soldiers who trained regularly and were ready to fight
Quartering Act 1755-1767- law that required colonist to feed and house the soldiers without any repayment
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