Chapter 11 Flashcards

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By:Devon Miller

Town Meeting

A government of only men from the town by an assembly of the qualified voters

militia

civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army

delegate

A male member of the assembly

John Peter Zenger

A New York editor whose trial for seditious libel backfired on the government; the jury found that truth was a defense for libel.

assembly

a public facility to meet for open discussion of only men

Phillis Wheatley

American poet (born in Africa) who was the first recognized Black writer in America (1753-1784)

Andrew Hamilton

Defense attorney in the Zenger case who made the first step toward freedom of the press

liberty

freedom of choice

rebel

a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)

stamp act

an act passed by the British parliment in 1756 that raised revenue from the American colonies by a duty in the form of a stamp required on all newspapers and legal or commercial documents

treason

an act of deliberate betrayal

sons of liberty

Secret societies formed to protest new taxes passed by Parliament. Led the Boston Tea Party and threatened tax collectors.

repeal

the act of abrogating

townshed acts

taxed goods such as glass, paper, paint, lead, and tea. taxes were low but colonists still objected

boycott

a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies

commities of correspondance

made sure that each colonie knew about events and opinions in the other colonies

boston tea party

demonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor

intolerable acts

A series of laws set up by Parliament to punish Massachusetts for its protests against the British

patrick henry

a leader of the American Revolution and a famous orator who spoke out against British rule of the American colonies (1736-1799)

crispus attucks

Killed in Boston Massacre, black laborer, only African-American person killed in Boston Massacre

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