- an incident in which British solders fired into a crowd of angry colonists
-killed five people
-march 5 1770
-Law that taxed molasses and sugar imported by the british.
- first act passed specifically to raise money from the colonists.
Lord George Grenville
Eng. king's prime minister who was concerned about raising money for Treasury so he had gov. pass Sugar Act
an act passed by the British parliment in 1756 that raised revenue from the American colonies by a duty in the form of a stamp required on all newspapers and legal or commercial documents
Boston tea party
-protest against the tea act
- sins of liberty dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor
Writs of assistance
Special search that allowed tax collectors to search tax collectors to search for smuggled goods.
- lawer from boston
-One of the first colonists to protest against taxation by parliament
Proclamation of 1763
Law forbidding english colonists to settle west of the appalachian mountains due to debt from the French and Indian war
Daughters of liberty
Womens groups that used boycotts and other measures to support the colonists resistance to British
Committees of correspondence
Groups formed to carry news from colony to colony to organize the efforts for indenpence.
King George III
( 1738 - 1820)
- became king in 1760
-couldn't keep the colonists loyal with his strict rules
- son took oven 1788 because the king became mentally ill.
First continental congress (strategy session)
-meeting of influential colonial leaders: George Washington, Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, and John Adams.
-Had no legal right
- BUT represented colonial public opinion
-Colonists were very unhappy