Writs of Assistance
legal document that enabled officers to search homes and warehouses for goods that might be smuggled
Second Continental Congress
~assembled on May 10, 1775
~couldn't decide if they wanted to declare independence or not
~communicated with Native Americans
~invented the Post Office
~assembled the Continental Army
~included John Adams, Sam Adams, Patrick Henry and George Washington
The Boston Massacre
The shooting of five Bostonians by British soldiers on March 5, 1770 when colonists were protesting the Townshend Acts. This event made great propaganda for the colonists.
~put up poster describing the Boston Massacre as "a slaughter."
~member of the Second Continental Congress
Law passed by parliament allowing the British East India Company to sell its low-cost tea directly to the colonies - undermining colonial tea merchants; led to the Boston Tea Party.
This series of laws were very harsh laws that intended to make Massachusetts pay for its resistance. It also closed down the Boston Harbor until the Massachusetts colonists paid for the ruined tea. Also forced Bostonians to shelter soldiers in their own homes.
Declaration of Independence
2. Stated rights
3. Stated rights
4. New Nation