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Sugar Act
1764
Taxed Sugar, Coffee, and other products the colonists imported.
Duties
Import Taxes
Taxation without Representation
Parliment was taxing the colonists who had no say in the electing of the Parliment members.
Stamp Act
1765
Taxed all sorts of printed matter. Stamps had to be purchased before items could sell.
Sons of Liberty
First group to resist British authority.
Boycott
Refusing to buy anything English.
Declatory Act
1766
Stated that the colonists were under British authority.
Indirect taxes
Taxes in form of higher prices.
Tariffs
Additional taxes
Townshend Duties
1767
Taxed lead, glass, paper, and tea. All everyday items.
Boston Massacre
British troops started firing into a crowd of civilians because they were being harrased.
Tea Act
1773
Gave East India Company a monopoly of tea sales in America. Also cut out the tax that England had to pay.
East India Company
A British company.
Monopoly
Exclusive control of a product or service.
Boston Tea Party
The colonists dumped the tea in the harbour.
Intolerable Acts
What the colonists called the Coercive Acts.
Committe of Correspondence
A committe to keep track of radicals
First Continential Congress
Delegates from each colony except Georgia met in Philadelphia.
Patriots
Local groups that took over.
Minute Men
Men ready for a battle any minute.
Concord
A town 15 miles west of Boston where the British tried to seize weapons.
Lexington
Where Sam Adams and John Hancock were before the Battle at Concord
Battle of Bunker Hill
The first real battle of the Revolutionary War.