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Chapter 8 S.S


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Boston Massacre
Event in 1770 in Boston in which British Soldiers killed 5 colonists who were part of an angry group that surrounded them.
Committee of Correspondance
Groups of colonists formed in the 1770s to spread news quickly about protests against the British
Tea Act
Law passed by Parliament in the colony 1770s stating that only the East India company, a British Business could sell tea to the 13 colonies
Boston Tea Party
Protest against British taxes in which the Sons of Liberty boarded British ships and dumped tea into Boston Harbor
Intolerable Acts
Law passed by British Parliament to punish the people of Boston following the Boston tea party
American Colonists who opposed British Rule
Colonists who remained loyal to the British during the American Revolution
First Continental Congress
Meeting of representatives from every colony except Georgia held in Philadelphia in 1774 to discuss actions to take response to the Intolerable Acts
Volunteer Armies
Minute man
Colonial groups that could be ready to fight in a minuets notice.
What was the goal of the Committees of Correspondence?
The goal was to spread news quickly about Protests against the British.
What were the Intolerable Acts?
The Intolerable Acts was a law passed to punish the people of Boston following the Boston Tea Party.
What events in Boston helped bring British closer to war?
The Boston Massacre helped bring the Brittish closer to war.
If you had been a colonist in 1773, would you have been a Patriot or a Loyalist?
I would be a Patriot because British could be very aggressive also they were starting fights with people on the streets.
Britain's law-making assembly
Stamp Act
Law passed by Parliament in 1765 that taxed printed materials in the 13 colonies
To cancel or stop
Sons of Liberty
Groups of Patriots who worked to oppose British Rule before the American Revolution
Townshed Acts
Laws passed by Parliament in 1767 that taxed goods imported by the 13 colonies from Britsish
Tax of imported goods
Organized refusal to buy goods
Daughters of Liberty
Groups of American women Patriots who wove cloth to replace boycotted British goods
American Revolution
The war between the 13 Colonies and Great Britain from 1775 to 1783 in which the 13 Colonies won their independence and became the United States.
Battle of Bunker Hill
Costly victory for British troops over the Patriots in Charlestown, Massachusetts, in the American Revolution on June 17, 1775.
Why did the British impose the Stamp Act?
The British imposed the Samp act because they needed taxes and British though that the colonists needed to help pay for the defense.
What were some of the effects of the colonists' protest of the British taxes?
Some effects of the colonists protest of the British Taxes were a group was formed called the Sons of Liberty, and the Daughters of Liberty. The Sons of Liberty protested against the new tax, the Daughters of Liberty boycotted British Goods. And The Boston Tea Party.
Who was the first to speak out against the Stamp Act?
Patrick Henry
What was the effect of British taxation on the colonies as a whole?
Te effect of the British taxation caused a rebellion, minute man, militia.
Who organized the Sons of Liberty?
Samuel Adams
What did the Daughters of Liberty do to support the boycott of British goods?
The Daughters of Liberty made their own things and stopped buying British products-Boycotted
What was the purpose of the Committees of Correspondence
The purpose of the Committee of Correspondence is to write to others about local news and things that are happening in their area using express riders.
What was the Boston Tea Party?
The Boston Tea Party was an event were colonists dressed up as native Americans and dumped tea off a ship and a strong protest against British taxes
What was the cause of the Intolerable Acts?
The cause was punishments of the Boston Tea Party event
What were the Intolerable Acts?
The Intolerable Acts were the new laws that British had created to punish the colonists-quartering act, closed Boston ports and put Boston under the control of General Gage also had Boston colonists to take in soldiers and feed them.
What was a Patriot?
A Patriot was a person who opposed British rule
Who offered to lead men in battle for the relief of Boston?
George Washington
Which Patriot warned of the British attack?
Paul Revere
What was the first event of the American Revolution?
The first event of the American Revolution was the battle of Lexington
Which battle began with the "the shot heard round the world?"
The Battle that began with the "shot heard around the world" was the Battle of Lexington
Which brief battle forced the British to retreat to Boston
The battle of Concord
Who led the colonists to the Battle of Bunker Hill?
William Prescott