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George Grenville
British finance minister
Patrick Henry
-Young member of Virginia House of Burgesses
-Persuaded the burgesses to take action against Stamp Act
Samuel Adams
-Started an organization called Sons of Liberty
revenue
incoming money
writs of assistance
legal document that enabled officers to search homes and warehouses for smuggled goods
resolution
a formal expression of opinion
effigy
rag figure representing an unpopular individual
boycott
to refuse to buy items from a particular country
nonimportation
an agreement not to import or use certain goods
repeal
to cancel an act or law
Crispus Attucks
African American dockworker whom some believed to have lead the colonists in the Boston Massacre
Paul Revere
Made an engraving about the Boston Massacre
George III
King of Britain at the time these events took place
propaganda
ideas or information designed and spread to influence opinion
committee of correspondence
an organization that used meetings, letters,and pamphlets to spread political ideas throught the colonists
Continental Congress
-Organization used to represent American interests
John Adams
-cousin of Samuel Adams
-successful layer
John Jay
-Delegate from New York in Continental Congress
Richard Henry Lee
-Delegate from Virgina
-One of the most outspoken defenders of colonial rights
George Washington
-Commander of Continental Army
Ethan Allen
-Part of Green Mountain Boys
-Captured Fort Ticonderaga
militia
a group of civilians trained to fight in emergencies
minutemen
companies of civilian soldiers who boasted that they were ready to fight in a minute's notice
Loyalists
American colonists who remained loyal to Britain and opposed the war for independence
Patriots
American colonists who were determined to fight the British until American independence was won
Thomas Jefferson
-Brilliant thinker and writer
-Member of Virginia House of Burgesses
Thomas Paine
-Wrote Common Sense
Abigail Adams
-John Adam's wife
-Wrote a letter asking why women weren't included in the Declaration of Independence
petition
a formal request
preamble
the introduction to a formal document, especially the Constitution