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20 Cards in this Set

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British monarch who wanted to keep peace with its Native American allies and enforce the Proclamation of 1763
King George III
A law passed by Parliament in 1765 that required colonists to house and keep British soldiers
Quartering Act
A law passed by Parliament that required colonists to pay a tax on documents
Stamp Act
A member of the Virginia House of Burgesses who called for resistance to the British-imposed stamp tax
Patrick Henry
A colonial secret society opposed to British policies
Sons of Liberty
A warrant that let British officers enter colonial homes or businesses to search for smuggled goods
writ of assistance
A colonial leader who led a 1767 boycott of British goods and urged colonists to resist Britishn control
Samuel Adams
In 1770, a violent fight between British soldiers and colonists where five colonists were killed
Boston Massacre
Groups of people in the colonies who exchanged letters on colonial affairs
committees of correspondence
A 1773 protest of the Tea Act where colonists dumped 342 chests of tea into a harbor
Boston Tea Party
A force of armed civilians who pledged to defend their community during the American Revolution
A series of laws enacted in 1774 to punish Massachusetts colonists for the Boston Tea Party
Intolerable Acts
A 1774 meeting of delegates from all colonies except Georgia to uphold colonial rights
First Continental Congress
Massachusetts' locations of the first battles of the American Revolution
Lexington and Concord
Term for the American colonist who supported the British in the American Revolution
Term for American colonist who sided with the rebels in the American Revolution
Cannons or large guns
May, 1775 assembly that authorized the Continental Army and approved the Declaration of Independence
Second Continental Congress
The 1776 document in which the colonies declared independence from Britain
Declaration of Independence
A respected political leader and thinker who was chosen to write the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson