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King George III
Last king to rule America, antagonized the colonies.
Boston Tea Party
1773, Sons of Liberty disguised as indians, threw tea into harbor.
Galloway plan
1774, proposed a colonial union, under royally appointed president-general(rejected by continental congress.
Intolerable acts
1774, closed port of Boston, sent troops to stop trade from Boston, ended town meetings, crown tood control of mass. government.
Tea Act
1773, British got monopoly on tea sold to americans to bring company out of bankrupcy
Olive branch petition
1775, by John Dickinson attempt to keep colonies within english empire(rejected)
Lexington and Concord
1775, english soldiers met colonial resistance.(redcoats lost 273 men)
John Dickinson
1767, said external taxes were illegal, unless to regulate trade rather than to raise revenue.
Quebec Act
1774, gave french canadians self rule.
Suffolk Resolves
1774 its members pledged not to obey intolerable acts and was adopted by continental congress.
First Continental Congress
Meeting of 12 colonies asked king george III to repeal the intolerable acts, gave order for militia.
Declaration of rights and grieviances
Adopted by 1st continental congress, promised to king, rejected parliaments right to tax
Townshend Acts
1767, light duty on glass lead nd tea, indirect tax,paid salaries for royal governers and judges
Patrick Henery
"Give me liberty or give me death"
Sons of Liberty
radicals that terrized houses of unpopular officials and stamp agents
Samual Adams
Political agitator, and teacher in american revolution, led boston tea party and signed declaration of independence
Massachusettes circular letter
1770, from massachusetts legislative urging colonies to support the nonimportation agreements, supported John Dickinson against townshend acts
Boston Massacre
1770, mob threw rocks at british troops, british open fired.
committees of correspondence
1772, colonial radicals formed commitees in each town to spread the word of english aggression
Samual Adams
Political agitator, and teacher in american revolution, led boston tea party and signed declaration of independence
Massachusettes circular letter
1770, from massachusetts legislative urging colonies to support the nonimportation agreements, supported John Dickinson against townshend acts
Boston Massacre
1770, mob threw rocks at british troops, british open fired.
committees of correspondence
1772, colonial radicals formed commitees in each town to spread the word of english aggression