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Causes of the American Revolution - Vocab and Events
Terms in this set (17)
The killing of a large number of people who can't defend themselves
The violent clash between British troops and a Boston mob occurred on March 5, 1770. Five citizens were killed when the troops fired on the crowd that had been harassing them. The incident inflamed anti-British sentiment in the colony.
Boston Tea Party
the dumping of 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor by colonists dressed as Mohawk Indians in 1773 to protest the Tea Act
Ideas spread to influence public opinion for or against a cause.
Exclusive control of the trade in some item or service
First Continental Congress
group of delegates that met in Philadelphia in 1774 to protest the Intolerable Acts. The Congress urged a boycott of British imports and create militias for each colony.
The French and Indian War/The Seven Year War
The war caused alot of debt for Britain and this led them to taxing the colonists.
Committees of Correspondence
Group of 12 colonies who came up with ideas to solve the British problems. During the first meeting, Congress decided to boycott all trade with the British.
Cancel a law
A refusal to buy or use goods and services
A formal written request to someone in authority, signed by a group of people
Too much to handle
Goods brought in from another country
Taxation without Representation
Being taxed without getting a say in your government.
"battle cry" of the Colonist during the American Revolution.
A fight against a government
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