10 terms

History - Chapter 6b

Boston Tea Party
a 1773 protest against the British taxes in which Boston colonists disguised themselves as Mohawks dumped valuable tea into Boston Harbor
Committees of Correspondence
groups organized in the 1770s to keep colonists informed of important events
First Continental Congress
the assembly of colonial delegates from every colony except Georgia that met in 1774 in Philadelphia to oppose the intolerable acts
Second Continental Congress
a meeting in Philadelphia in 1775 of delegates from all 13 colonies which established a colonial army and declared American Independence
Declaration of Independence
the official document issued by the second continental congress on July 4, 1776, explaining why the American colonies were breaking away from Great Britain
French & Indian war
a conflict between Great Britain and France in North America from 1754 to 1763. British colonists used this name to describe those they were fighting - the French and their Native American allies
Intolerable Acts
the laws passed by British Parliament in 1774 that closed Boston Harbor, dissolved the Massachusetts assembly, and force Boston colonists to house British soldiers
Proclamation of 1763
an official announcement by King George III of Great Brittan outlawing colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains
Stamp Act
a law passed by the British Parliament in 1765 requiring colonists to pay tax on newspapers, pamphlets, legal documents, and even playing cards
Townshend Acts
taxes passed by parliament in 1776 for good brought into the colonies