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Parliament
The part of the British government in which members make laws for the British people.
self-government
A system of government in which people make their own laws.
democracy
A government in which the people take part.
legislature
The lawmaking branch of a colony, a state government, or the national government.
ally
A friend, expecially in time of war.
tax
Money that is paid by people to run the country.
authority
Control over someone or something.
tariff
A tax on goods brought into a country.
Loyalist
A colonist who supported the British monarch and laws.
representation
Acting or speaking on behalf of someone or something.
treason
Working against one's own government.
public opinion
What the people of a community think.
petition
A request for action signed by many people.
liberty
Freedom
boycott
A refusal to buy goods or services.
congress
A meeting of representatives who have the authority to make decisions.
repeal
To undo a law or tax.
massacre
The killing of people who cannot defend themselves.
Committee of Correspondence
A group set up in each of the colonies to quickly share information about taxes and other issues by writing letters to groups in the other colonies.
consequence
The result of an action.
blockade
To use warship to prevent other ships from entering or leaving a harbor.
quarter
To provide or pay for housing.
Continental Congress
A meeting of representatives of the British colonies.
right
A freedom
Minuteman
A member of the Massachusetts colony militia who could quickly be ready to fight the British.
Patriot
A colonist who was against British rule.