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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
History Ch. 6 Sections 1-4
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King George III
British monarch who resigned during the American Revolution
Act requiring the colonists to quarter, British soldiers, or house, provide them with supplies.
Law placing a tax on all sugar, molasses, and other products shipped to the colonies.
Law requiring all legal and commercial documents to carry an official stamp showing that tax has been payed.
Member of Virginias House of Burgesses.
Sons of Liberty
Secret society formed to oppose British police.
To buy as an investment.
Refusal to buy.
Proclamation of 1763
British proclamation that forbade the colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains.
Sailor of African-American and Native American ancestry who died at the Boston Massacre.
Incident in 1770 in which British troops fired on and killed American colonists.
Acts passed by parliament in 1767 to tax imports in the colonies.
Writs of Assistance
Search warrants used to enter homes or Businesses to search for smuggled goods.
Daughters of Liberty
Organization of colonial women formed to protest British police.
Leader of the Boston Sons of Liberty.
Committee of correspondence
Organization formed to exchange information about polices and American resistance.
Boston Tea Party
Incident in 1773, when colonists protested British polices by boarding British ships and throwing their cargoes of tea overboard.
Taxes placed on imported goods.
Lawyer who defended British soldiers accused of murder in the British Massacre.
Group of armed civilians, trained to be ready to fight "at a minute's warning.
Series of laws, known in Britain as the Coercive Acts, meant to punish Massachusetts and clamp down on resistance in other colonies.
First Continental Congress
meeting of delegates from most of the colonies, called in reaction to the Intolerable Acts.
Boston silversmith who rode into the country side to spread news of the British troop movement.
Lexington and Concord
first battles of the Revolutionary War.
Americans who supported the British.
Americans who sided with the rebels.
a force of armed civilians pledged to defend their community.
leader of a Patriot group of fighters known as the Green Mountains Boys.
Second Continental Congress
America's government during the Revolutionary War.
America's Patriot army during the Revolutionary War.
political radical and the author of Common Sense.
Declaration of Independence
document that declared American independence from Britain.
delegate from Virginia who wrote the Declaration of Independence.
when enemy forces surround a town or city on order to force it to surrender.
cannon and large guns.
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