writs of assistance
legal document that enabled officers to search homes and warehouses for goods that might be smuggled.
a formal expression of opinion.
rag figure representing an unpopular individual.
the act of not importing or using certain goods.
to refuse to buy items from a particular country.
to cancel an act or law.
ideas or information designed and spread to influence opinion.
committee of correspondence
an organization that spread political ideas through the colonies.
a group of civilians trained to fight in emergencies.
companies of civilian soldiers who boasted that they were ready to fight on a minute's notice.
American colonists who remained loyal to Britain and opposed the war for independence.
American colonists who were determined to fight the British until American independence was won.
a formal request.
the introduction to a formal document, especially the Constitution.
a right that cannot be surrendered.