Study Guide: Causes of the Revolution

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Which British policy prohibited colonists from moving west of the Appalachian Mountains?
Proclamation of 1763 prohibited colonists from moving west of the Appalachian Mountains
Who was Sugar Act meant to punish?
The Sugar Act was meant to punish colonists
Why did colonists view the Sugar Act as a violation of their rights? Be specific.
The colonists view the Sugar Act as a violation of their rights because they had a right to a trial by jury and to be viewed as innocent until proved guilty, as stated in British law. Colonists also believed they had the right to be secure in their homes.
Court document allowing customs officers to enter any location to search for smuggled goods
The writ of assistance was a court document allowing customs officers to enter any location to search for smuggled goods.
To refuse to buy item in order to show disapproval or force acceptance of one's terms
Boycott is to refuse to buy item in order to show disapproval or force acceptance of one's terms
To cancel an act or law
Repeal is to cancel an act or law
Which British policy taxed almost all printed materials in the colonies?
Stamp Act was the British policy taxed almost all printed materials in the colonies.
What did colonists hate MOST about the Stamp Act?
What the colonists hated the MOST about the Stamp Act is that only their own assemblies could tax them.
Describe the colonial reaction to the Stamp Act.
The colonial reaction to the Stamp Act was the Sons of Liberty members took to the streets to protest the Stamp Act.
What was the name of the group of colonial women who urged colonists to boycott British goods and wear homemade fabrics rather than buying fabric made in Britain?
Daughters of liberty was the name of the group of colonial women who urged colonists to boycott British goods and wear homemade fabrics rather than buying fabric made in Britain.
How did colonial leaders use the Boston Massacre killings?
Colonial leaders use the Boston Massacre killings as Propaganda.
Ideas or information intentionally spread to harm or help a cause
Propaganda are Ideas or information intentionally spread to harm or help a cause.
What was the purpose of a committee of correspondence?
The purpose of a committee of correspondence was a group that circulated calls for action against Britain.
When did the Boston tea party take place?
The Boston tea party took place in 1773.
What is the name of the group that carried out the Boston Tea Party?
The name of the group that carried out the Boston Tea Party was the Boston Son's of liberty.
Briefly describe the events of the Boston Tea Party.
The events of the Boston tea Party: At midnight on December 16, colonists dressed as Native Americans boarded the ships and threw 342 chests of tea overboard.
Acts enacted by the British government following the Boston Tea Party meant to punish the citizens of Boston
Coercive Acts were Acts enacted by the British government following the Boston Tea Party meant to punish the citizens of Boston.
Why was the Continental Congress formed?
The Continental Congress was formed to set up a political body that would represent Americans and challenge British control.
Which Virginian's words "Give me liberty or give me death!" became a rallying cry for the American independence movement?
Patrick Henry (1736-1799) is the Virginian's words "Give me liberty or give me death!" became a rallying cry for the American independence movement.
Name for colonists who remained loyal to britain.
Loyalists remained loyal to Britain.
Name for colonists who wanted to fight for American independence.
Patriots wanted to fight for American independence.
What was the purpose of the Olive Branch Petition?
The purpose of the Olive Branch Petition it assured the king that the colonists wanted peace. It asked him to protect the colonists' rights.
How did King George III react to the Olive Branch Petition?
King George III react to the Olive Branch Petition by The king rejected the petition. Instead, he prepared for war.
Author of Common Sense
Thomas Paine was the author of Common Sense.
Who was on the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence?
John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman formed the committee.
However, who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence.