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Ch 5 Vocabulary SS

The Road to Independence

Committee of Correspondence An organization that used meetings, letters, and pamphlets to spread political ideas through the colonies
Patriot American colonists who were determined to fight the British until American independence was won
Minutemen Companies of civilians who boasted they were ready to fight in a minutes notice
Boycott To refuse to buy items from a particular country
Propaganda ideas or information designed and spread to influence opinion
Writ of Assistance Legal document that enabled officers to search homes and warehouses for goods that might be smuggled
Preamble the Introduction to a formal document
Loyalist American colonists who remained loyal to Britain and opposed the war for independence
Repeal To cancel an act or law
Petition A formal request
Grievance complaint
Consent to give permission
Created by: kguilmino225