chapter 6 road to revolution

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King George lll he was a british monarch who wanted to enforce the proclamation and keep peace with britans native american allies
quartering act was a law that passed by parliment in 1765 that required the colonies to house and supply british soldiers.
revenue income a government collects to cover expences.
sugar act placed a tax on sugar,molasses,and other products shipped to the colonies
stamp act required all legal and commercial documents to carry an individual stamp showing a tax had been paid
Patrick Henry a member of virginia's house of burgesses
boycott refusal to buy certain goods
sons of liberty lawers, merchants ,and crafts people
crispus attucts an African-American man killed during the Boston Massacre and thus believed to be the first casualty of the American Revolution.
townshed acts A series of measures introduced into the English Parliament by Chancellor of the Exchequer Charles Townshend in 1767, the Townshend Acts imposed duties on glass, lead, paints, paper and tea imported into the colonies.
writs of assistance is a written order issued by a court instructing a law enforcement official, such as a sheriff or a tax collector, to perform a certain task.
sammual adams American Revolutionary leader. a nationalist leader in the American Revolution and in the creation of the United States.
boston massecure a riot in Boston arising from the resentment of Boston colonists toward British troops quartered in the city, in which the troops fired on the mob and killed several persons.
john adams A political leader of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
committee of correspondence were shadow governments organized by the Patriot leaders of the Thirteen Colonies
boston tea party in which Boston colonists, disguised as Indians, threw the contents of several hundred chests of tea into the harbor as a protest
militia a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency.
minute man a member of a class of American militiamen who volunteered to be ready for service at a minute's notice.
intoleratable acts a series of British measures passed in 1774 and designed to punish the Massachusetts colonists for the Boston Tea Party.
first continential congress a meeting of delegates from twelve of the Thirteen Colonies who met at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia,
paul revere American silversmith and patriot,
lexington and concord he first battle of the Revolutionary War, fought in Massachusetts on April 19, 1775
loyaltist a colonist of the American revolutionary period who supported the British cause.
patriot a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.
ethan allen Vermont native who fought in the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War
artillery large-caliber guns used in warfare on land
second continential congress a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that started meeting in the spring of 1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
contenential army was formed by the Second Continental Congress after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War
benedict arnold An American general of the Revolutionary War
declaration of independence is defined as the formal statement written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies
thomas jefferson A political leader of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries

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