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Vocabulary preview dealing with the troubles between the British and the colonies-Chpater 8

Townshend Act

laws calling for a tax on imported goods


a tax on imported goods

Stamp Act

law that placed a tax on printed materials in the colonies


to cancel


a colonist who opposed British rule

Battle of Bunker Hill

important revolutionary battle that took place on Breed's Hill

Tea Act

law that allowed only one company to sell tea to the colonists

Intolerable Acts

new laws dictated by Britain to punish the colonists for the Boston Tea Party

Sons of Liberty

group that led protests against the new Stamp Act tax


a volunteer army


Britain's law-making assembly


militia groups who could be ready to fight for their colony at only a minute's notice

American Revolution

a war Americans fought for independence

Boston Tea Party

when colonists dumped tea into the Boston Harbor to protest the Tea Act


to abstain from buying or using

Daughters of Liberty

a Colonial American group that consisted of women who displayed their patriotism by participating in boycotts of British goods following the passage of the Townshend Acts

Boston Massacre

the killing of five colonists by British soldiers on March 5, 1770

Committee of Correspondence

bodies organized by the local governments of the Thirteen Colonies before the American Revolution for the purposes of coordinating written communication outside of the colony


American colonists who remained loyal to the Kingdom of Great Britain (and the British monarchy) during and after the American Revolutionary War

First Continental Congress

a convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen North American colonies that met in response to the passage of the Intolerable Acts

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