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boston tea party
protest against increased tea prices in which colonists dumped british tea into boston harbor
a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that claimed the colonies had a right to be an independent nation
declaration of independence
the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress (4 July 1776) asserting the independence of the colonies from Great Britain
Act passed in 1766 just after the repeal of the Stamp Act. Stated that Parliament could legislate for the colonies in all cases.
french and indian war
a war in North America between France and Britain (both aided by indian tribes)
A series of laws set up by Parliament to punish Massachusetts for its protests against the British
Member of a militia during the American Revolution who could be ready to fight in sixty seconds
a leader of the American Revolution and a famous orator who spoke out against British rule of the American colonies (1736-1799)
American silversmith remembered for his midnight ride (celebrated in a poem by Longfellow) to warn the colonists in Lexington and Concord that British troops were coming (1735-1818)
an act passed by the British that allowed British troops to live in the homes of the colonists
an act passed by the British parliment in 1756 that raised revenue from the American colonies by a duty in the form of a stamp required on all newspapers and legal or commercial documents
tax on tea; made the east india company the only tea company allowed to colonists; reason for Tea Party (1773)
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