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7th Grade, Social Studies Chapter 6, Section 4

Townshend Acts
Laws that placed duties on imported glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea
writs of assistance
Special search warrants that allowed tax collectors to search for smuggled goods
Daughters of Liberty
Groups of colonial women who met to sew, support the boycotts, and discuss politics
John Hancock
Boston merchant whose ship was seized by tax collectors on suspicion of smuggling
Boston Massacre
Killing of colonial citizens by British soldiers sent to Boston to enforce the Townshend Acts
Crispus Attucks
African American sailor killed during the Boston Massacre
Stories and images designed to support a particular point of view (giving only one side of an argument)
Paul Revere
Person whose engraving of the Boston Massacre was distributed throughout New England
Tea Act
Law that kept duties on imported tea and allowed the British East India Company to sell its tea directly to the colonies
Boston Tea Party
Event in which colonists disguised as Indians dumped British tea in Boston Harbor
Intolerable Acts
Four laws passed by Parliament as punishment for the Boston Tea Party
Mercy Otis Warren
Person who wrote essays, poems, and plays criticizing the British government
imported glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea
Goods taxed by the Townshend Acts
Tea Party Punishment
Intolerable Acts
British East India Company
They could sell tea directly to colonies because of the Tea Act.
Made engraving of Boston Massacre
Paul Revere
Some of the Intolerable Acts
Boston Harbor was closed, the Massachusetts charter was canceled, it allowed British troops to quarter in all colonies.
Number of tea chests dumped into Boston Harbor.
Colonial response to Sugar Act
Colonists protested the Act and called for a boycott of items with duties.
Colonial response to Stamp Act
Colonists formed the Sons of Liberty.
Colonial response to Townshend Acts
Colonists used boycotts, colonial legislatures circulated a letter protesting the acts.
Colonial response to the Tea Act
Colonists used boycotts and propaganda, held the Boston Tea Party and destroyed tea shipments in some colonies.
Colonial response to the Intolerable Acts
Large-scale boycotts, propaganda, the First Continental Congress.
"The Group" and "The Blockheads"
Plays written by Mercy Otis Warren
Thomas Preston
An officer charged with murder in the Boston Massacre. He was acquitted.
Josiah Quincy and John Adams
Lawyers who agreed to defend Thomas Preston.
Candles or oil
Used to light Colonial lanterns and lamps.
280 lamps
This lit a giant pyramid built by the people of Boston to celebrate the repeal of the Stamp Act.
The Liberty
A ship which was seized by tax collections on suspicion of smuggling.
March 5, 1770
Date of Boston Massacre.
James Calwell, Crispus Attacks, Patrick Carr
Colonists killed in the Boston Massacre.
Why colonists were made about tea
Parliament repealed almost all the Townshend Acts, but kept the tax on tea.
The Sons of Liberty placed these around the city, called for things such as the boycott of a particular merchant.
Significance of Paul Revere's engraving
It shows armed British soldiers against defenseless, unarmed colonists.