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Colonists Speak Out

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Budget
As the British Parliament in London discussed its 1764 ______, or plan for spending money, British leader George Greenville had a suggestion.
Sugar Act
This tax passed in 1764 added a tax on sugar and other goods coming into the colonies from other places.
Stamp Act
This tax placed a tax on newspapers, almanacs, pamphlets, all kinds of legal documents, insurance policies, licenses, and even playing cards.
Representation
The Colonists did not have a voice because they did not have any _________ in the British Parliament.
Treason
By accusing Henry of ________, they were saying that he was working against his government.
Boycott
Many colonist began to _______, or refuse to buy any British goods.
Declaration
Is an official statement, drawn up, listing the colonists' rights as British citizens.
Repeal
The merchants urged Parliament to ______, or cancel, the Stamp Act.
Crispus Attucks
Many people considered him to be the first person to be killed in the struggle for American liberty.
Massacre
This word means "the killing of a number of people who cannot defend themselves."