House of Burgesses / legislature
-an assembly that met in colonial Virginia to make laws.
-the law making branch of a colony
French Colonies / French Canada
the "frontier" : more in the central part of North America; North-where Canada is today
What was it? The part of the British government in which members make laws for the British people.
One of the acts imposed by King George III requiring colonists to provide housing for the British soldiers
French and Indian War
1754- 1763 The French built forts in the Ohio river valley on lands disputed by the British and French. The British viewed this move as attack and went to war.
The Proclamation of 1763
It reserved the western lands, just won by the British from the French for the Native Americans as their hunting grounds.
The Stamp Act 1765
Most written and printed materials had to have a special stamp showing that a tax had been paid.
Boston Massacre/ Crispus Attucks 1770
The British Government was trying to exert more control over the colonists by enacting more laws like the Townsend Acts, and sending more troops to show their authority over them. As a result, the colonist grew very angry. One night in Boston, there was terrible fighting. Five colonists die.
Crispus Attucks was the first person killed for American Independence.
Boston Tea Party1773
Angered over a tax on Imported tea, members of the Sons of Libery disguised as Indians dumped British Tea into the boston Harbor.
Continental Congress 1774
The continental Congress was a meeting called by the committees of correspondence to pull together representatives from all 12 colonies to talk about what to do about the British Government.
Battle of Lexington and Concord 1775
British Troops were sent out to Lexington and Concord to find weapons stored by the colonists
*Colonists who were suspicious abou the British rule
* Later fought against the British in the Revolutionary War
*A.K.A "Whigs" ( based on a political party which limited the king's power
* A.K.A. "REbels" because they were rebelling against the king
*Colonists who supported the British monarchy and British Laws
*Believed all colonists should be loyal to the King of England
*A.K.A. "Tories" ,(named aftger a political party which supported strong royal control over Parliment and People)
*underpaid and poorly supplied
*concentrated in colonial cities, especially Boston, rather than the frontier.
*colonists felt that they were there for law enforcement instead of protection
*harrassed the colonists and were by them
*A.K.A. "Redcoats", "Lobsterbacks", and "Bloodybacks"