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31 Cards in this Set

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Boston Tea Party
Colonists dressed up as American Indians and dumped tea into the harbor
Committees of Correspondence
Created to help towns and colonies share information about resisting the new British laws
Proclamation of 1763
banned colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains
Daughters of Liberty
groups of women who supported the boycotts
Tea Act
a law passed by parliament that allowed the British East India Company to sell its low-cost tea directly to the colonies, undermining colonial tea merchants; led to the Boston Tea Party
Samuel Adams
An extremely vocal leader of the colonists who spoke out against taxes and the British.
King George III
The King of England during the time period leading up until and including the American Revolution
Albany Plan of Union
A plan proposed by Ben Franklin which called for all of the colonies except for Georgia to unite
Townshend Acts
placed taxes on glass, lead, paint, paper, & tea
Mercy Otis Warren
Wrote plays that were critical of the British
Sons of Liberty
Secret Societies that organized protests against the British
Edward Braddock
Commander of British forces in North America during the French and Indian War
information that is given to others that gives only one side of an argument
Pontiac's Rebellion
-A group of Indian tribes led by Chief Pontiac banded together to attack British forts on the frontier
-The rebellion was put down
Treaty of Paris
In 1763 the British and the French ended their conflict with this treaty
Boston Massacre
A group of British Soldiers shot into an angry mob of colonists and killed several of them.
The first people to settle a frontier
James Otis
A lawyer who was one of the 1st colonists to protest taxation by parliament
Intolerable Acts
-closed Boston Harbor
-canceled the Massachusetts charter
- Moved trials to Britain,
- Forced colonists to house troops
-gave canada control of the Ohio Region
Sugar Act
taxed molasses and sugar imported by colonists
Writs of Assistance
allowed tax collectors to search for smuggled goods
Civilians serving as soldiers
A thinly populated frontier area between the coastal settlements and the Appalachian Mountains
Patrick Henry
A Virginian who presented a series of resolutions protesting the Stamp Act
Stamp Act
A tax that required colonists to pay for an official seal whenever they bought paper items
to end or revoke
people refuse to buy certain goods
Killed, injured, or captured soldiers
George Grenville
British Prime Minister who asked parliament to tax the colonies
-Led the American Indians in "King Philip's war"