Navigation Acts of 1660 and 1663
Stated that certain products from the colonies such as sugar, tobacco, and indigo, could only be shipped to England to help British Merchants. Form of mercantilism.
House of Burgesses
the first elected legislative assembly in the New World established in the Colony of Virginia in 1619, representative colony set up by England to make laws and levy taxes but England could veto its legislative acts.
1765, the act dictated that all legal documents in the colonies had to be issued on officially stamped paper, later repealed
1767, British legislation that forced colonies to pay duties on most goods coming from England, later repealed
Committees of Correspondence
first created in Massachusetts and then in other colonies, circulated grievances against the British to towns within their colonies
First Continental Congress
1774, meeting in Philadelphia at which colonists vowed to resist further efforts to tax them without their consent
1754, delegates met to try to coordinate their policies concerning further westward expansion and Native American settlement