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5th Grade SS Ch. 8

Chapter 8 Social Studies Study Guide

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Who was the person who rode on horseback to spread the news that the British were coming? Paul Revere
Sam Adams created the _______________________ so colonies could communicate with each other. Committee of Correspondence
The war America fought against the British for independence was known as the _______________? American Revolution
What was the tax that was placed on printed materials called? Stamp Act
Parliament was known as what? Britain's law-making assembly
The event known for the colonist rebelling against the Tea Act and throwing barrels of tea into the harbor is called? Boston Tea Party
Volunteer soldiers were that are ready at a short notice are called what? Minutemen
Defending the colonies cost money for the British, what did Britain do to the colonist? The British taxed the Colonists.
The colonists' refusal to buy British goods was called a what? Boycott
What was the name of the group that were against British rule? The Patriots
Why did Britain leaders decide to tax the Colonists? Because protecting the Colonists costed the British money.
What did the Daughter's of Liberty do to help in the fight against unfair taxes? They began making their own tea and weaving together cloths instead of buying wool from Britain.
What was the Boston Tea Party? The Sons of Liberty disguised themselves as Mohawks, boarded the British ships, chopped open the chests of tea and dumped the tea into the harbor.
Why was the Committee of Correspondence created? To spread news quickly about protests against the British.
What 2 battles marked the beginning of the American Revolution? The Battles of Lexington and Concord.
How did Paul Revere warn the Colonists that the British were coming? He rode on horseback shouting that the British were coming.
What is a Loyalist? A person who favors the British rule.
Soldiers that are ready on short notice are called what? Minutemen
What is Parliament? It is Britain's law-making assembly.
What would you call volunteer soldiers? Militia
What is a boycott? The refusal to buy goods.
To repeal something is to what? To cancel.
A tax placed on goods such as paper, wool, and tea was called a what? Tariff
The Stamp Act was a _________________________. Tax placed on printed materials.
What was the name of the event that Colonists dumped tea into the harbor? The Boston Tea Party.
The Tea Act was a tax that Britain place on what? Tea
What was the name of the was that the Americans fought for independence from Great Britain? The American Revolution
A law that replaced tax on imported goods from Britain was what? The Townshend Act
What was the name of the act the was passed to punish the Colonist for the Boston Tea Party? The Intolerable Act.
What battle in the American Revolution did the British win? The Battle of Bunker Hill
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