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Chapter 6

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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
revenue
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
boycott
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
militia
A force of armed civilians who pledge to defend their community
Minuteman
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
Loyalist
A colonist who was loyal to Britain
Patriot
A colonist who supported the colonial rebels
Ethan allen
Leader of the Green Mountain Boys who helped to capture Fort Ticonderoga