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Parliment
The part of the British government in which members make laws for the British people.
Self-Government
A system of government in which people make their own laws.
Democracy
A government in which people take part.
Legislatures
The law making branch of a colony, a state govenment, or the national government.
Allies
A friend, especially in time of war.
Taxes
Money that is apid by people to run the country.
Authority
Control over someone or something.
Hatch lines
A pattern of lines often used on historical maps to indicate the land that was claimed by two or more countries.
Tariff
A tax on goods brought into a country.
Loyalists
A colonist who supported the British monarch and laws.
Representation
Acting or speaking on behalf of someone or something.
Treason
Working against one's OWN government.
Public Opinion
What the people of a community think.
Petition
A request for action signed by many people.
Liberty
Freedom
Boycott
A refusal to buy goods or services.
Congress
A meeting of representatives who have the authority to make decisions.
Repeal
To undo a law or tax.
Massacre
The killing of people who cannot defend themselves.
Committe of Correspondence
A group set up in each of the colonies to quickly share information about taxes and other issues by writing letters to groups in other colonies.
Consequence
The reults of an action.
Blockade
You use warships to prevent other ships from entering or leaving a harbor.
Quarter
To provide or pay for housing.
Continental Congress
A meeting of representatives of the British Colonies.
Right
A freedom.
Minuteman
A member of the Massachusetts colony militia who could quickly be ready to fight the British.
Patriot
A colonist that was against the British rule.
Trade-Off
What you have to give up buying or doing in order to buy or do something else.
Opportunity cost
The cost of giving up one thing for another.