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sabbath

A day of rest on Sunday. Mr. Lapham believed it should begin on Saturday evening after dinner.

Age of Enlightenment

Time period where many great thinkers began to question their government. Was one leading cause of the Revolutionary War.

Tea Act

A tax on tea; it made the east india company the only tea company allowed to sell tea to colonists. It was the reason for the Boston Tea Party.

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

Boston Massecre

Colonists began throughing rocks and ice at British soldiers who then fired in to the crowd in self-defense, killing 5 people.

Sam Adams

A brewer, patriot and leading member of the Revolution.

Despotism

A tyranical government in which the ruler only cares for themselves and their own power.

John Adams

2nd president of the United States and a lawyer who defended the British soldiers in the Boston Massacre case.

Boston Port Act

One of the Intolerable Acts; it ordered the U.S. navy to close Boston Harbor. Unless they paid for the ruined tea, the port would be subject to permanent closure.

Longfellow

The writer of The "Midnight Ride of Paul Revere".

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