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30 Cards in this Set

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A 1765 law passed by Parliament that required all legal and commercial documents to carry an official stamp showing a tax had been paid.
Stamp Act, p.160
A law passed by Parliament in 1765 that required the colonies to house and supply British soldiers.
Quartering Act, p.160
A law passed by Parliament in 1764 that placed a tax on sugar, molasses, and other prodcuts shipped to the colonies; also called for harsh punishment of smugglers.
Sugar Act, p.160
income a government collects to cover expenses.
revenue, pp.160,252
A refusal to buy certain goods.
boycott, p.161
A group of colonists who formed a secret society to oppose British policies at the time of the American Revolution.
Sons of Liberty, p.161
A series of laws passed by Parliament in 1767 that suspended New York's assembly and established taxes on goods brought into the British colonies.
Townshend Acts, p.163
A search warrant that allowed British officers to enter colonial home or businesses to search for smuggled goods.
writ of assistance, p.164
A clash between British soldiers and Boston colonists in 1770, in which five of the colonists, including Crispus Attucks, were killed.
Boston Massacre, p.165
Capital of Massachusetts; site of early colonial unrest and conflict.
Boston, p.165, m172
A group of people in the colonies who exchanged letters on colonial affairs.
committee of corrrespondence, p.166
The dumping of 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor by colonists in 1773 to protest the Tea Act.
Boston Tea party, p.167
A series of laws enacted by Parliament in 1774 to punish Massachusetts colonists for the Boston Tea Party.
Intolerable Acts, p.170
A member of the colonial militia who was trained to respond "at a minute's warning."
Minutemen, p.170
A meeting of delegates in 1774 from all the colonies except Georgia to uphold colonial rights.
First Continental Congress, p.171
Massachusetts city and site of second battle of the Revolutionary War.
Concord, p.172, m172
Massachusetts city and site of first Revolutionary War battle in 1775.
Lexington, p.173, m172
An American colonist who supported the British in the American Revolution.
Loyalist, p.173
An American colonist who sided with the rebels in the American Revolution.
Patriot, p.173
Bunker Hill now part of Boston; its name misidentifies Revolutionary War battle fought at nearby Breed's Hill.
Bunker Hill, p.177
A cannon or large gun.
artillery, p.177
A colonial force authorized by the Second Continental Congress in 1775, with George Washington as its commanding general.
Continental Army, p.177
A governing body whose delegates agree, in May 1775, to form the Continental Army and to approve the Declaration of Indpendence.
Second Continental Congress, p.177
As Charles Town, largest Southern colonial city; South Carolina site of first Civil War shots, at offshore Fort Sumter.
Charleston, p.481, m483
The document, written in 1776, in which the colonies declared independence from Britain.
Declaration of Independence, p.180
A professional soldier hired to fight for a foreign country.
mercenary, p.195
An overall plan of action.
strategy, p.196
A meeting.
rendezvous, p.197
A series of conflicts between the British soldiers and the Continental Army in 1777 that proved to be a turning point in the Revolutionary War.
Battles of Saratoga, p.199
A country that agrees to help another country achieve a common goal.
ally, p.200