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Troubles between the British and the Colonies

Vocabulary preview dealing with the troubles between the British and the colonies-Chpater 8
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Townshend Act
laws calling for a tax on imported goods
Tariff
a tax on imported goods
Stamp Act
law that placed a tax on printed materials in the colonies
Repeal
to cancel
Patriot
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
Militia
a volunteer army
Parliament
Britain's law-making assembly
Minutemen
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
Boycott
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
Loyalist
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