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A law created or passed by a government.

taxation without representation

Forcing people to pay taxes when they have had no say in making the law that created the tax.


To object in a public way to something that one believes is wrong or unfair.


An official public announcement.


The lawmaking part of the British government, similar to the Congress in the United States.


A person who represents others at a convention or conference.


To cancel or undo a law.


To bring into a country, especially for sale.


The murder of several or many people who cannot defend themselves.


To protest by refusing to use or buy a good or service.

First Continental Congress

A meeting of delegates from 12 colonies, held to present complaints to King George III, to set up a boycott of British goods, and to arrange a second meeting if needed.

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