a crude dummy or image representing a hated person or group
writs of assistance
It was part of the Townshend Acts. It said that the customs officers could inspect a ship's cargo without giving a reason. Colonists protested that the Writs violated their rights as British citizens.
a formal expression of opion
a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies
to cancel an act or law
A movement under which the colonies agreed to stop importing goods from Britain in order to protest the Stamp Act.
boston massacre date
took place march 15, 1770
second continental congress member
john adams, samuel adams, patrick henery, Richard Henery lee, george washington
olive branch petition
On July 8, 1775, the colonies made a final offer of peace to Britain, agreeing to be loyal to the British government if it addressed their grievances (repealed the Coercive Acts, ended the taxation without representation policies). It was rejected by Parliament, which in December 1775 passed the American Prohibitory Act forbidding all further trade with the colonies.
Successful American general during the Revolution who turned traitor in 1780 and joined the British cause.
wrote the declaration of independence
1st President of the United States
army of citizens who serve as soldiers.
Wrote Common Sense
anti British feeling with an ehgraving of Boston Massacre
King George 3
king of Britain. Vowed to punish Colonies
Daughters of Liberty
An organization formed by women prior to the American Revolution They got together to protest treatment of the colonies by their British Rulers
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