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Social studies vocab


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Benjamin Franklin
he was one of the founding fathers and author, printer, politician, postmaster, and scientist
Chief Pontiac
a Odawa war chief who tried to drive the British out of the Ohio country after the french and Indian war
Crispus Attucks
A African slave and killed in the Boston massacre
Daughters of Liberty
consisted of women who displayed their patriotism by participating in boycotts of British goods following the passage of the Townshend Acts.
Ethan Allen
leader of the green mountain boys
General Gage
British general known for work in early days of the revolution
George Washington
commander of the continental army and suvar of land
Green Mountain Boys
a militia organization
Henry Knox
military officer of the continental army
James Otis
Massachusetts lawyer "Taxation without Representation is Tyranny"
John Adams
second U.S president and a supporter of the patriots (supported the British after the Boston Massacre"
John Hancock
first to sign the declaration of independence and was a president of congress
Patrick Henry
"Give me Liberty or give me death"
Paul Revere
Boston silversmith who warned the minutemen that the British were coming
Richard Henry Lee
American stats man
Samuel Adams
main patriot, leader of the sons of liberty and the father of the American revolution
Sons of liberty
organization of patriots created in the 13 colonies
William Howe
British officer
the income a government collects from taxes
Navigation Acts
laws that controlled trade between England and her colonies
Stamp Act
a law that required colonists to buy stamps to put on important papers (wills, newspaper, and playing cards)
Townshend Act
placed taxes on somethings brought into the colonies (paint, paper and brick tea)
the killing of unarmed people
info designed to influence people's thinking
to refuse to buy items from a particular country
written complaint about the government
to leave without permission
a group of civilians trained to fight in emergencies
to cancel and act or law
the crime of betraying one's country, by attempting to overthrow the government
large weapons like cannons or mortars
Money paid the government in exchange for services (schools, roads, post office)
American colonist who favored independence
Loyalist (Tories)
American colonist who remained loyal to England
to bring goods into or out of a country illegaly
system that uses the colonies wealth to make the mother country stonger
the law making body of England
writs of assistance
legal document that let officers search homes or warehouse in case of smuggled goods
unfair government
one who goes against authority
a person who wants extreme change
martial law
civilians under control of the military
a person not in the military
triangular shaped blade affixed to the end of a musket
Intolerable act
law passed by parliament to punish the colonists in Boston after the Boston tea party
Quartering act
British soldiers were to be housed in colonial homes
to close off an area entirely so that nothing can enter or leave

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