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16 Cards in this Set

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albany plan of union
def: a document Benjamin Franklin wrote in hopes of uniting the colonies under a president general and a grand council
french and indian war
def: a war between the british, the french, and the indians

•the french had a strong central government, strategically planned forts, extensive alliances, a 6600 well-trained troops

•the british large colonial population,superior navy,alliance with the Iroquios, and a stronger economy
treaty of paris 1783
def: a document that established british recognition of the United States
•borders are the great lakes to noth, the Mississippi Tiver to the west, and 31 degrees northe latititude to the south
Proclamation of 1763
def: a proclamation that banned any further British colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains, creating a dividing line between colonial and Indian attacks
•people ignored
Committees of Correspondence
def: a committee the Massachusetts House of Representatives approved of. each committee contacted the other towns and colonies to share ideas and information about the new British laws and ways to challenge them
sons of liberty
def: a secret society that used to frighten tax collectors
boston massacre
def: when a mob attacked a british sentry and in self defense, shot into the crowd and in the end, killed 5 people
• Crispus Attucks was the first African American to die for the cause
writs of assistance
def: search warrants that allowed tax collectors to search for smuggled goods
•if found smuggling, u could be tried in the dreadful vice-admiralty courts
boston tea party
def: an event in history when men boarded a british ship and dumped 90,000 pounds of tea into the Boston Harbor
stamp act
def: a tax Grenvill proposed when the colonists failed to suggest any suitable ideas
•this required colonists to pay for an official stamp or seal whenever they bought paper idtems such as newspapers, pamphlets, licenses, legal documents, and playing cards
sugar act
def: a tax placed on molasses and sugar imported by the colonists
•boycotted by the colonists
intolerable acts
def:was a punishment for the boston tea party and closed down the boston harbor, canceld Massachusett's charter, moved trials of colonial officials to britain, allowed new quatering act and quebec act, which gave Canada control of the Ohio region
•was repealed in 1778
townshend acts
def: a tax placed on all imported glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea
•colonists boycotted
def:refusal to buy certain goods
•colonists did this for almost every act
def:to abolish the act
•the intolerable acts, sugar act

were repealed
British East india company
the british east india company persuaded britain to allow colonists to buy their tea at low prices so the company could generate more tax revenue and help the company pay its debts