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Pequot Wars
War between the Pequot Indian Tribe and the English, with the help of the Naragansetts Tribe. It was the Pequot Nation's destruction.
Guerrilla Warfare
Hit and run attacks.
Rejection of the use of force, violence and war.
Royal Colonies
Colony ruled directly by reigning monarch of England.
Religious Toleration
Willingness to allow others the right to choose how they worship.
Economic interests of a nation, strengthened by the government by protecting home industries, increasing trades and increasing exports over imports.
Import Duties
A tax levied on goods coming into a country.
Salutary Neglect
17th/18th century policy of deliberately failing to enforce mercantile laws.
Reliance on reason and experience rather than dogma and tradition, with emphasis on humanitarian political goals and social progress.
John Locke
Philosopher during the Enlightenment who talked about the "natural rights of man" - life, liberty and property.
Social Contract
People agree to obey a government if their natural rights are protected. If the government ever became tyrannical, people no longer need to obey it.
Great Awakening
Revival of religion that swept through the colonies in the 1740's.
Sons of Liberty
Groups formed in colonial America to resist Great Britain's Stamp Act.
Boston Massacre
Outbreak in Boston in 1770 against British troops, few citizens were killed.
Intolerable Acts
Laws passed by Britain after the Boston Tea Party which: 1) closed Bostons harbors until the colonists paid for the losses. 2) any royal officials involved were tried in Britain. 3) England threw out the cities charter. 4) New Quartering Act make colonists house the British troops in their private homes.
Boston Tea Party
Protest against British duty on tea imported by the American colonies.
Martial Law
British troops brought into Boston to enforce British law.
First Continential Congress
Meeting of representative from each colony held in Philadelphia in September of 1774 to decide what steps should be taken to defend the colonies against the tryanical ruller, Britain.
Albany Congress
A congress that convened to draw up a treaty with the Indians and the colonies in support of British struggle against France.
Common Sense
Phamplet written by Thomas Paine in 1776 calling for separation of the colonies from Great Britain.