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The Colonists Rebel

Vocab terms

Boston Massacre The event in 1770 when British soldiers panicked and killed five colonists.
Committee of Correspondence These were formed to speed up communication between the colonies so that they could work together to resist British taxes
Tea Act A law that forced the colonists to by tea from the East India company and to submit to British authority.
Boston Tea Party Sons of Liberty dress as Mohawk Indidans and dump British tea into the Boston Harbor in protest of the Tea Act.
Intolerable Acts British response to the Tea Party: closed Boston Harbor to all trade until tea was paid for, Thomas Gage replaces MA elected Governor, colonists are forced to feed and house the soldiers sent back to Boston.
First Continental Congress A meeting of representative from 12 of the colonies in Phila. to determine how to respond to the Intolerable Acts.
Militia Volunteer Armies
Minute Men soldiers who could be ready to fight in a minute's notice to fight for their colony
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