Chapter 6 Road To Revolution Vocabuary

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King George III He was a British monarch who wanted to enforce the proclamation and also keep peace with British Native American allies. To do this he decided to keep 10,000 soldiers in the colonies.
Quartering Act This was a cost-saving measure that required teh colonies to quarter, or house, British soldiers and provide them with supplies. General Thomas Gage, commander of these forces, put most of the troops in New York.
Revenue Britain needed more of this, income, to meet its expenses.
Sugar Act This law placed a tax on sugar, molasses, and other products shipped to the colonies, Parliament passed this law in 1764.
Stamp Act This law required all legal and commercial documents to carry an official stamp showing that a tax has been paid. All diplomas, contracts, and wills, had to carry a stamp. Parliament passed this law in 1765.
Patrick Henry He was a member of Virginia's House of Burgesses, who called for resistance to the stamp tax.
Boycott A refusal to buy something to to buy something from a specific place.
Sons of Liberty Many of these people were lawyers, merchants, and craftspeople.
Crispus Attucks
Townshend Act Act brought forward by Charles Townshend, which provided a way to raise revenue in the colonies
Writs of Assistance To enforce the Townshend Act British officers would use this or search warrants to enter homes or businesses to search for smuggled goods.
Samuel Adams A leader of the Boston Sons of Liberty.
Boston Massacre
John Adams A lawyer of Samuel Adams
Committee of Correspondence
Boston Tea Party
Militia
Minuteman
Intolerable Acts
First Continental Congress
Paul Revere
Lexington and Concord
Loyalist
Patriot
Ethan Allen
Artillery
Second Continental Congress
Continental Army
Benedict Arnold
Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson

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