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chp 7 test in S.S. STUDY!


a refusal to buy goods or services


to use warships to prevent other warships from entering or leaving the harbor

House of Burgesses / legislature

-an assembly that met in colonial Virginia to make laws.
-the law making branch of a colony

French Colonies / French Canada

the "frontier" : more in the central part of North America; North-where Canada is today


What was it? The part of the British government in which members make laws for the British people.


A request for action signed by many people


A member of the MA coloby militia who could quickly be ready to fight the British

Quartering Act

One of the acts imposed by King George III requiring colonists to provide housing for the British soldiers


To undo a law or tax


Acting or speaking on behalf of someone or something


- A tax on goods brought into a country
-money paid by people to run the country

French and Indian War

1754- 1763 The French built forts in the Ohio river valley on lands disputed by the British and French. The British viewed this move as attack and went to war.

The Proclamation of 1763

It reserved the western lands, just won by the British from the French for the Native Americans as their hunting grounds.

Committees of Correspondence

they were made up of representation from the 13 colonies

Sons and Daughters of the Liberty

Groups of people who met to talk and act against the new taxes

The Stamp Act 1765

Most written and printed materials had to have a special stamp showing that a tax had been paid.

Boston Massacre/ Crispus Attucks 1770

The British Government was trying to exert more control over the colonists by enacting more laws like the Townsend Acts, and sending more troops to show their authority over them. As a result, the colonist grew very angry. One night in Boston, there was terrible fighting. Five colonists die.
Crispus Attucks was the first person killed for American Independence.

Boston Tea Party1773

Angered over a tax on Imported tea, members of the Sons of Libery disguised as Indians dumped British Tea into the boston Harbor.

Continental Congress 1774

The continental Congress was a meeting called by the committees of correspondence to pull together representatives from all 12 colonies to talk about what to do about the British Government.

Battle of Lexington and Concord 1775

British Troops were sent out to Lexington and Concord to find weapons stored by the colonists


*Colonists who were suspicious abou the British rule
* Later fought against the British in the Revolutionary War
*A.K.A "Whigs" ( based on a political party which limited the king's power
* A.K.A. "REbels" because they were rebelling against the king


*Colonists who supported the British monarchy and British Laws
*Believed all colonists should be loyal to the King of England
*A.K.A. "Tories" ,(named aftger a political party which supported strong royal control over Parliment and People)

British Soldier

*Not colonists
*underpaid and poorly supplied
*concentrated in colonial cities, especially Boston, rather than the frontier.
*colonists felt that they were there for law enforcement instead of protection
*harrassed the colonists and were by them
*A.K.A. "Redcoats", "Lobsterbacks", and "Bloodybacks"

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