20 terms

American Revolution

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Patriot
a colonist who fought for the independence of the American colonies
Loyalists
a person who remained loyal to the British King during the American Revolution
Colonist
a person who takes part in founding a coloy
boycott
a protest refusing to buy a product or service
revolution
a sudden, complete overthrow or change, usually associated with government
repeal
to do away with a law
Parliament
the name for the British branch of government that makes laws and also see that they are carried out
tariff
tax on all imported goods
grievance
a complaint over something that is wrong
blockade
a military action that closes a port
excise
an internal tax or duty on certain products; liquor or tobacco
export
to send goods or products to another country to sell
tolerance
to be able to endure
delegates
people who are sent by popular vote to speak for a larger group of people
proclamation
an order issued by a government
declaration
an official statement
intolerable
unable to endure
rebellion
resistance to or defiance of any authority, control, or tradition. Open, organized, and armed resistance to one's government's or ruler.
revolt
rise in rebellion; an attempt to put an end to the authority of a person or government
representation
acting or speaking on behalf of someone or something