Proclamation of 1763
The British declared the boundaries of settlement of the 13 colonies to be Appalachian mountains.
An act that requires a stamp on all paper goods.
Patriot leader of the revolution who said "give me liberty or give me death."
refusal to buy goods. The colonists boycotted British goods because of the taxes.
Stated that the British Parliament could legislate for the colonies in all cases.
Placed a duty (tax) on certain Britishs goods that were imported into the colonies.
British soldiers fired into a crowd of colonists during a riot. Five colonists were killed. The Sons of Liberty used this incident to promote the Revolution.
Committee of Correspondence
colonial organization used to spread news of Great Britain's actions and acts throughout the colonies.
Boston Tea Party
demonstration by colonists (disguised as Indians) who raided British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor.
in response to Boston Tea Party, 4 acts passed in 1774, Boston Harbor closed, reduced power of colonial government, royal officers to be tried in England, and called quartering of troop's.
Sons of Liberty
A radical political organization formed after the Stamp Act to protest various British acts.
American Revolutionary leader. Founder of the Sons of Liberty and one of the most vocal patriots.
Using information in order to influence public opinion.
American colonists who believed that the colonists had the right to govern themselves.
American Colonists who were loyal to the British government.
The unjust or oppressive use of government.
to remove or cancel an existing law or act.
a small army made up of ordinary citizens .