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Social Studies Chapter 7

Words about pre-revolutionary war
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Parliament
The part of the British government in which members make laws for the British people.
Loyalists
A colonist who supported the British monarch and laws.
taxes
Money that is paid by people to support the country.
tarrif
tax on foreign goods brought into a country.
Patriots
American colonists who opposed British rule.
repeal
To undo a law or tax.
Minutemen
Members of the Massachusetts colony militia who could quickly be ready to fight the British.
representation
Acting or speaking on behalf of someone or something.
quarter
to provide housing
Sons of Liberty
A group of men formed in Massachucetts, Attacked homes of tax collectors, breaking windows and stole their property. They attacked te tax collectors and even chased some out of the colony., secret society formed to oppose British policies
Committees of Correspondence
Organization founded by Samuel Adams consisting of a system of communication between patriot leaders in New England and throughout the colonies
boycott
refuse to buy, a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies.
petition
signed requests for action, formal request to someone in authority, usually written and signed by a group of people
Legislature
The lawmaking branch of a colony,a state overnment,or thenational government.