Chapter 6 Road to Revolution vocabulary

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Quartering Act A cost saving measure that was passed by the Parliament, This act forced the people of the colonies to house the British soldiers.
Sugar Act A law that put a tax on all sugar, molasses and other products shipped to the colonies.
Stamp Act This law required all legal documents to carry an official stamp to show the tax has been paid off
Sons of Liberty A group of Colonist that formed a society to oppose the British rule in the Colonies.
The Boycott Merchants organized a boycott of British goods.
Patrick Henry He was a member of the House of Burgesses. He called for a resistance to the British tax.
King George III He was a British monarch who wanted to enforce the Proclamation of 1763 and keep peace with the Native Americans.
Townshend Acts A act that was supposed to raise revenue for the Colonies but only made the colonist more angry
Writs if Assistance A search warrant that allowed British officers to enter homes and shops to search for smuggled goods.
Samuel Adams A leader of the Boston Sons of Liberty. He was a driving force behind a second boycott of British goods
The Boston Massacre A fight broke out between the British soldiers and the Sons of Liberty and the soldiers opened fire on the Sons of Liberty
John Adams A lawyer who defended the redcoats of the Boston Massacre.
Committees of Correspondence In various towns in Massachusetts these groups exchanged letters on colonial affairs.
Boston Tea Party A group of men disguised as native americans boarded three tea ships docked in the boston harbor and tossed the cargo into the water.
Intolerable Acts The Parliament passed a series of laws to punish the colonist. They called the laws Coercive acts but the laws were so harsh the colonist called them Intolerable Acts.
First Continental Congress In september 1774, delegates from all the colonies except Georgia met in Philadelphia. At this meeting called the First Continental Congress, delegates voted to ban all trade with Britain until Intolerable Acts were repealed
Paul Revere A Boston silversmith and a famous messenger famous for spreading news about British troop movements.
Lexington and Concord The first battles of the revolutionary war.
Loyalists Americans who supported and sided with Britain
Patriots Americans who supported and sided with the rebels
Ethan Allen He lead a band of Americans known as the green mountain boys to an attack on fort Ticonderoga.
Artillery Cannons and large guns
Second Continental Congress John and Samuel Adams, JohnHancock, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Patrick Henry were all members of this congress
Continental Army An army formed by the Second Continental Congress.
Benedict Arnold An officer who played a role in the victory of fort Ticonderoga
The Declaration of Independents It declared freedom of the Thirteen American Colonies from Great Britian
Thomas Jefferson He wrote the Declaration of Independents

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