Study Guide: Causes of the Revolution

- Use this to study for the Causes of the Revolution Test - First, "Copy" the set to make it your own - Then, use the textbook to find the correct answers. - Finally, type in the correct answers and study. TEST is on Friday October 28th

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Proclamation of 1763
Which British policy prohibited colonists from moving west of the Appalachian Mountains?
Smugglers. It allowed them to be seized without a trial.
Who was the Sugar Act meant to punish?
They believed they had the right to a trial by jury as is stated in British law. They also felt they were entitled to the right of secure homes that weren't subject to barging officers looking for smuggled goods.
Why did colonists view the Sugar Act as a violation of their rights? Be specific.
Writs of Assistance
Court document allowing customs officers to enter any location to search for smuggled goods
To refuse to buy item in order to show disapproval or force acceptance of one's terms
To cancel an act or law
The Stamp Act
Which British policy taxed almost all printed materials in the colonies?
They were upset that Britain had the audacity to tax them. They believed only their own assemblies could tax them.
What did colonists resent MOST about the Stamp Act?
The Virginia House of Burgesses passed a resolution stating that only they had the power to lay taxes. Colonists burned effigies made to look like tax collectors. Colonists also boycotted British goods.
Describe the colonial reaction to the Stamp Act.
Daughters of Liberty
What was the name of the group of colonial women who urged colonists to boycott British goods and wear homemade fabrics rather than buying fabric made in Britain?
They used it as propaganda to sway the colonists against the British and to boycott their goods.
How did colonial leaders use the Boston Massacre killings?
Ideas or information intentionally spread to harm or help a cause
To unite groups in protest against Britain; to "circulate(d) calls for action against Britain".
What was the purpose of a committee of correspondence?
December 16, 1773 at midnight.
When did the Boston Tea Party take place?
Boston Sons of Liberty
What is the name of the group that carried out the Boston Tea Party?
Three ships arrived in Boston Harbor. A group of men dressed as Indians raided the ships and dumped 342 chests of expensive tea into the water.
Briefly describe the events of the Boston Tea Party.
Coercive Acts
Name for the acts passed by the British government following the Boston Tea Party meant to punish the citizens of Boston.
To set up a political body to represent Americans/ to discuss complaints against Britain.
Why was the Continental Congress formed?
Patrick Henry
Which Virginian's words "Give me liberty or give me death!" became a rallying cry for the American independence movement?
Name for colonists who remained loyal to Britain.
Name for colonists who wanted to fight for American independence.
To offer Britain a peaceful alternative to war.
What was the purpose of the Olive Branch Petition?
He rejected the petition.
How did King George III react to the Olive Branch Petition?
Thomas Paine
Author of Common Sense
John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman.
Who was on the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson
However, who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?