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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
Seeds of Revolution Definitions
Terms in this set (8)
Proclamation of 1763
A proclamation from the British government which forbade British colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains, and which required any settlers already living west of the mountains to move back east.
Quartering Act of 1765
Act forcing colonists to house and supply British forces in the colonies; created more resentment; seen as assault on liberties
Stamp Act (1765)
1765; law that taxed printed goods, including: playing cards, documents, newspapers, etc.
Townshend Acts (1767)
Taxes on tea, glass, lead, paint, and paper
Boston Massacre (1770)
incident in 1770 in which British troops fired on and killed American colonists
Boston Tea Party (1773)
American colonists calling themselves the Sons of Liberty, disguised as Mohawk Native Americans, boarded three British ships and dumped British tea into the Boston harbor.
Intolerable Acts (1774)
Series of punitive measures passed in retaliation for the Boston Tea Party, closing the Port of Boston, revoking a number of rights in the Massachusetts colonial charter, and expanding the Quartering Act to allow for the lodging of soldiers in private homes
1st Continental Congress (1774)
Meeting in Philadelphia to discuss a response to Intolerable Acts. They agreed to send a petition to KG3 and boycott British goods.
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