Chapter 6 Road to Revolution Vocabulary

Chapter 6 Road to Revolution Vocabulary

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King George lll The British Monarch, wanted to enforce the proclamation and also keep peace with Britain's Native Americans.
Quartering Act In 1756, Parliament passed this act. This was a cost-saving measure that required the colonies to quarter, or house, British soldiers and provide them with supplies.
Revenue Another word for income, which Britain needed more of for expenses.
Sugar Act A law that placed a tax on sugar, molasses, and other products shipped to the colonies. It also called on for strict enforcement of the act and hard punishment of smugglers.
Stamp Act This law required all legal and commercial documents to carry an official stamp showing that a tax had been paid. All diplomas, contracts and wills had to carry a stamp.
Patrick Henry A member of Virginia's house of Burgesses,
Boycott A boycott is a refusal to buy.
Sons of Liberty Many Sons of Liberty were lawyers, merchants, and craftspeople- the colonist most affected by the Stamp Act
Crispus Attucks A sailor of African- American and Native American ancestry, was an early hero of America's struggle for freedom.
Townshend Acts Was a plan, when they would raise money it would be used to pay the salaries of British governors and other officials in the colonies.
writs of assistance another word for search warrants, to enter homes or businesses to search for smuggled goods.
Samuel Adams a leader of the Boston Sons of Liberty, He urged colonist to continue to resist British controls.
Boston Massacre A shooting
John Adams A lawyer and cousin of Samuel Adams, he defended him in court.
committees of correspondence These groups exchanged on colonial affairs.
The Boston Tea Party A group of men destroyed 342 chests of tea, they believed Britain would now see how strongly colonist opposed taxation without representation
Militia A force of armed civilians pledged to defend their community.
Minutemen Men trained to be ready to act at a minutes warning
Intolerable acts Harsh acts.
First Continental Congress A meeting that banned all trade with Britain until the Intolerable acts were repealed.
Paul Revere A Boston silversmith and second messenger.
Lexington and Concord The first battles of the Revolutionary War
Loyalists People who supported the British
Patrioits People who sided with the Rebels.
Ethan Allen He led this band of backwoodsmen known as the Green Mountain Boys.
Artillery Cannon and large guns.
Second Continental Congress A meeting that agreed to form the Continental Army
Continental Army A war of important people like George Washington
Benedict Arnold An officer who played a role in the victory at Fort Ticonderoga
Declaration Of Independence A committe that drafted people to come together and write it.
Thomas Jefferson A brilliant thinkerand writer and highly respected political leader.

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