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House of Burgesses
Lower house in Virginia, which proposed a committe for international correspondance, 1773
Declaration of Rights
Papers from the 1st Continental Congress that made appeals to British people and tories
April 1775, British troops attempt to seize colonial gunpowder, and shoot and kill 8 Americans
Revolutionary leader, helped in organizing the Sons of Liberty and the Committees of Correspondence.
Marquis de Lafayette
A major general in the French Army who was essential for securing aid from France.
Called for a complete boycott of British goods, nonimportation, nonexportation, nonconsumption.
Passed in 1767, these laws created an import tax on glass, white lead, paper, paint, and tea.
Increased tax on sugar imported from the West Indies to raise revenue for the colonies in 1764.
An act passed by Parliament where they reassessed England had the right to bind their colonies.
A series of laws imposed which restricted foreign shipping. Prime Minister George Grenville first enforced these laws in 1763.
A law passed in 1774 that gave Catholic French Canadians religious freedom and gave back the French form of law. This was enacted to protect the coastal colonies by extending boundaries of Quebec to the Ohio River on the south and the Mississippi to the west.
An idea which Parliament tried to enact in the American colonies. It states that the primary function for the colonies is to help England increase revenue.
British royal governor in Virginia who issued a proclamation in 1775 that promised freedom for slaves in Virginia who joined the British army.
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