Social Studies Chapter 7

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Words about pre-revolutionary war

Parliament

The part of the British government in which members make laws for the British people.

Loyalists

A colonist who supported the British monarch and laws.

taxes

Money that is paid by people to support the country.

tarrif

tax on foreign goods brought into a country.

Patriots

American colonists who opposed British rule.

repeal

To undo a law or tax.

Minutemen

Members of the Massachusetts colony militia who could quickly be ready to fight the British.

representation

Acting or speaking on behalf of someone or something.

quarter

to provide housing

Sons of Liberty

A group of men formed in Massachucetts, Attacked homes of tax collectors, breaking windows and stole their property. They attacked te tax collectors and even chased some out of the colony., secret society formed to oppose British policies

Committees of Correspondence

Organization founded by Samuel Adams consisting of a system of communication between patriot leaders in New England and throughout the colonies

boycott

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

petition

signed requests for action, formal request to someone in authority, usually written and signed by a group of people

Legislature

The lawmaking branch of a colony,a state overnment,or thenational government.

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