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Topic 3a vocabulary

TermDefinition
French and Indian War a war that took place from 1754 to 1763 that led to the end of French power in North America
Treaty of Paris an agreement between Britain and France that ended the French and Indian War and transferred much of North America from French to British control
Proclamation of 1763 a law forbidding British colonists to settle west of the Appalachian Mountains
stamp Act a 1765 law that placed new duties on legal documents and taxed newspapers, almanacs, and playing card
petition a formal written request to someone in authority that is signed by a group of people
boycott to refuse to buy or use certain goods or services
Townshend Acts a series of laws passed in 1767 that taxed goods such as glass, paper, paint, lead, and tea
Boston Massacre a 1770 incident in which 5 colonists were killed by British troops
Committee of Correspondence a letter-writing campaign that became a major tool of protest in the colonies
First Continental Congress a 1774 meeting of delegates from 12 colonies in Philadelphia
Tea Act a 1773 law that let the British East India company bypass tea merchants and sell directly to colonists
Boston Tea Party a 1773 protest in which colonists dressed as Indians and dumped tea into the Boston Harbor
Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, the conflicts between Massachusetts colonists and British soldiers that started the Revolutionary War
militia an army of citizens who serve as soldiers during an emergency
minutemen Colonial militia volunteers who were prepared to fight at a minute's notice
Intolerable Acts a series of laws passed in 1774 to punish Boston for the Tea Party
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