Chapter 10 Social Studies Alive

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act

A law created or passed by a government.

taxation without representation

Forcing people to pay taxes when they have had no say in making the law that created the tax.

protest

To object in a public way to something that one believes is wrong or unfair.

proclamation

An official public announcement.

Parliament

The lawmaking part of the British government, similar to the Congress in the United States.

delegate

A person who represents others at a convention or conference.

repeal

To cancel or undo a law.

import

To bring into a country, especially for sale.

massacre

The murder of several or many people who cannot defend themselves.

boycott

To protest by refusing to use or buy a good or service.

First Continental Congress

A meeting of delegates from 12 colonies, held to present complaints to King George III, to set up a boycott of British goods, and to arrange a second meeting if needed.

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