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king george 3

king of England during the American revolution

quartering act

law that required the colonies to house and supply british soldiers


government income

sugar act

British tax on imported sugar and molasses

stamp act

law that taxed many printed materials in the colonies

Patrick Henry

a member of the Virginia house of burgesses who opposed British taxes


refusal to buy goods

sons of liberty

a secret society organize to oppose British policies

townshend acts

plan passes by parliament in 1767 to help raise revenue in th colonies

writ of assistance

search warrant

samuel Adams

founder of the son of liberty

crispus attucks

African American killed by British soldiers in the boston massacre

boston massacre

confllict between colonists and british soldiers in which five colonists were killed

John Adams

A cousin of Samuel Adams and a lawyer who defended the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre

committee of correspondence

A group that exchanged letters on colonial affairs with similar groups

Boston Tea Party

Protest against the Tea Act in which colonists dumoed British tea into Boston Harbor

Intolerable Acts

Laws passed by Parliament pushing Massachusetts for the Boston Tea Party

First Continental Congress

Meeting held by the colonies in Philidelphia in 1774 to decide what to do about the problems with Britain


A force of armed civilians who pledge to defend their community


A colonist who could be ready to fight at a minute's notice

Paul Revere

A patriot who helped warn colonists about British movements

Lexington and Concord

Sites of the first battles of the Revolutionary War


A colonist who was loyal to Britain


A colonist who supported the colonial rebels

Ethan allen

Leader of the Green Mountain Boys who helped to capture Fort Ticonderoga

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