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Samuel Adams

Agreed with Otis that colonists should not be taxed

Boston Massacre

- an incident in which British solders fired into a crowd of angry colonists
-killed five people
-march 5 1770

Sugar act

-Law that taxed molasses and sugar imported by the british.
- first act passed specifically to raise money from the colonists.


-The british legislature
-People who make laws
-The british government

Lord George Grenville

Eng. king's prime minister who was concerned about raising money for Treasury so he had gov. pass Sugar Act

Stamp 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


To abolish


information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause

Writs of assistance

Special search that allowed tax collectors to search tax collectors to search for smuggled goods.

James Otis

- 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

Sons of liberty

They formed military groups in each colony and called themselves the MINUTEMEN


Military groups

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.

Patrick Henry

Presented series of resolutions to the stamp act.

Mercy Otis warren

Wrote plays such as THE GROUP and THE BLOCK HEADS


-to refuse to buy certain goods
- method often used in protest movements

First continental congress (strategy session)

September 5,1774
-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

First continental congress

- declaration rights
Colonists = subjects of crown
-If the king didn't repeal unfair laws, colonists wouldn't trade with England.

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