14 terms

Ch. 4 Sec. 1 Vocab

French and Indian War
a war in North America between France and Britain (both aided by indian tribes)
Navigation Acts
Laws passed by the British to control colonial trade
Stamp Act
the tax on legal documents
Townshend Acts
A tax that the British Parliament placed on leads, glass, paint and tea
Sons of Liberty
Groups of Patriots who worked to oppose British rule before the American Revolution
Daughters of Liberty
women joined and protested British policies
Samuel Adams
Leader of the Boston Sons of Liberty
John Adams
Lawyer who defended British soldiers in the Boston Massacre trial. He believed in "innocent until proven guilty."
Boston Massacre
a 1770 conflict in which five colonists were killed by British troops
Triangular Trade
colonial trade route between New England, the West Indies, and Africa
refusal to buy or sell certain products or services
To cancel
Nonimportation Agreements
agreements to boycott British goods and instead make their own
Committee of Correspondence
group of colonists who wrote letters and pamphlets reporting on British actions