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History - Chapter 6a

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assembly
a law-making body
boycott
o refuse to do business or have contact with a person, group, country, or product
delegate
a member of an elected assembly
independence
freedom from being ruled by someone else
liberty
freedom
loyalist
a colonist who supported Great Britain in the American Revolution
militia
a group of volunteers who fought in times of emergency during the colonial period and the American Revolution
minutemen
well-trained volunteer soldiers who defended the American colonies against the British at a minute's notice
patriot
an American colonists who supported the fight for independence
rebel
to appose those in charge, even to the point of fighting them with weapons, because of different ideas about what is right
repeal
to withdraw or cancel
representation
acting or speaking on behalf of someone or something
revolution
the overthrow of a government by those who are governed
Self-Government
a system of government in which people make their own laws
Sons of Liberty
a group of colonists who organized themselves to protest against the British government
traitor
someone who turns against his or her country
treason
the betrayal of one's country by giving help to an enemy
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