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idea that a country's economic wealth could be measured by the amount of gold in its treasury
laws that regulated trade to benefit England's Mercantilist system- only allowed them to trade with Britain
products tat had to be sent to Britain, even though there might be better prices
British right to nullify any legislation passed by the colonial system if it went against Mercantalism
time from after King William's War to the French and Indian war where Britain let the colonies run themselves
the Prime Minister of Britain- ordered the navy to enforce the Navigation Acts- created the Sugar Act
representatives in Parliament represented all citizens- colonists didn't believe and wanted their own reprentative
colonists would not import British goods as a protest against the new Acts- 1st political victory for the Americans
act that put light taxes on lead, paper, paint and tea- hated by Americans because the profits were used to pay the government officials
Committees of Correspondence
ways for the colonies to comunicated with each other- the future Congresses
British East India Company
company was going to go bankrupt, British government let them sell left over tea to Americans at a cheap price, while still taxing it
Boston Tea Party
colonists dressed up as Indians and dumped tea into the Boston Harbor- led to Intolerable Acts
acts that removed many of the rights of the colonists- Boston Port closes, British officials could be tried in England, the charter of Massachusetts revoked, guaranteed Catholicism to French-Canadians (good law)
First Continental Congress
1774- ment in Philadelphia to discuss colony problems- came up with list of grievances (ignored by Britain), and Declaration of Rights, agreed to meet the next year
8 Americans are killed by Red Coats trying to seize power and capture Sam Adams and John Hancock- the first battle of the Revolutionary war
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