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Because of the Boston Tea Party, Parliament decided that none of the colonists' ships could leave Boston harbor until_____________________.
They paid for the tea they destroyed.
What did the Sons of Liberty do to protest the tax on tea?
They disguised themselves as Indians, boarded the boat and threw the tea overboard.
Name two groups which encouraged the colonists to rebel against Britain.
Sons of Liberty
Daughters of Liberty
In which two cities did colonists keep British ships that were carrying tea out?
Pennsylvania and New York
What name was given to people who agreed with the British and shared their views?
Loyalists
Because of the Boston Tea Party, Parliament decided that none of the colonists' ships could leave Boston harbor until_____________________.
They paid for the tea they destroyed.
Who spoke out against Parliament and was accused of treason?
Patrick Henry
Parliament also made a law that colonists must ______, or provide housing for British troops.
quarter
The first __________ _____________ met in Philadelphia in September 1774 to decide what to do about the new British laws.
Continental Congress
Who was sent to speak to Parliament regarding the unfair treatment of the colonists?
Benjamin Franklin
Liberty means...
the freedom to make one's own laws.
Who rode out to warn the colonists?
Paul Revere and William Dawes
When General Gage found out that the patriots were storing weapons in __________, he sent British troops to find them.
Concord
What did the Stamp Act Congress ask colonists to do?
Refuse to buy stamped goods.
Who made up the colonial legislatures?
Male property owners
Parliament decided that the colonists should pay for what war?
French and Indian War
What is a tarriff?
a tax on goods brought into a country
The first colonial legislature was known as the _______.
House of Burgesses
What did Britain decide to place a tax on in 1773?
tea
How many people were killed at the Boston Massacre?
Five
The British government sent its army to help the colonists fight the __________ ____ __________ ______.
French and Indian War
Who was the first person killed for American independence?
Crispus Attucks
Who formed the Committees of Correspondence?
Samuel Adams
Why were the Committees of Correspondence formed?
To make it easier for the colonists to communicate with each other