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S.S. vocab #3

Road to Revolution

TermDefinition
Albany plan of union Plan created by Ben Franklin that attempted to get the 13 Colonies to unite to fight the French.
The French and Indian War War fought between England and the Colonies and the French and the Indians.
Treaty of Paris Ended the French and Indian War gave England all of Frances land.
Proclamation of 1763 Law that drew an imaginary line along the Appalachian mountains and forbid colonists from moving west of that line.
Sugar Act (1764) Law that put taxes on many items like sugar and molasses.
Stamp Act Law that required all printed items to have an official british stamp. Raised prices for paper products.
Tea Act (1773) Law that allowed British East India Co. to sell tea directly to the colonists.
Quartering Act (1767) Law that required colonists to feed and house British soldiers without any payment.
Petition A formal written request signed by a group of people.
Townshend Act (1767) Law that taxed common everyday items like glass, paint, lead, etc.
Boycott To refuse to buy goods or use services.
Repeal To cancel
Non Importation Agreement Agreement between American merchants not to import or buy British goods taxed by the Townshend Act.
Writs of Assistance Legal document that led british officials to inspect ships or businesses without a reason
Sons of Liberty Organization of men that protested the British laws and policies.(Occasionally violent)
Committee of Correspondence Letter writing campaign between the colonies.
Intolerable Acts Laws in early 1774 to punish Massachusetts to punish them for the Boston Tea Party.
First Continental Congress September 1774- Meaning of colonial delegates in Philadelphia- agreed to boycott British goods and set up militas.
Milita An army of citizens who serve as soldiers.
Minutemen Massachusetts volunteer soldiers who are trained regularly and were ready to fight.
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