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SS Chapter 5 Words

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revenue
incoming money
writs of assistance
allowed customs officers to enter any location to search for smuggled goods
resolution
a formal expression of opinion
effigy
rag figure representing an unpopular individual
boycott
to refuse to buy items from particular country
noninportation
the act of not importing or ?
repeal
to cancel an act or law
propaganda
information designed to influence opinion
committee of correspondence
an organization that used meetings, letters, and pamphlets to spread political ideas through the colonies
militia
groups of citizen soldiers
minutemen
militia volunteers who could be ready to fight at a moment's notice
loyalist
a colonist who did not consider unfair taxes and regulations sufficient cause for rebellion
patriot
a colonist who was determined to fight the british until America won its independence
Petition
a formal request
Preamble
an introduction
Sugar Act
lowered the tax on molasses important by the colonists
Stamp Act
placed a tax on almost all printed material in the colonies- everything from newspaper
Tea Act
gave the company the right to the ship tea to the colonies without paying most of the taxes usually placed on tea
Coercive Act
very harsh laws intended to punish the people of Massachusetts for their resistance
Townshed Act
leaders tried to avoid some of the problems the Stamp acts