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Locke’s Two Treatises of Government
the so called manifesto for liberal democracy and capitalism
Thomas Paine
Author of political pamphlets during 1770s and 1780s; wrote "Common Sense" in 1776
The Boston Tea Party
When about 50 brothers from the Sons of Liberty disguised themselves as Indians and boarded three tea ships in Boston. As a large crowd watched they emptied every tea crate into the harbor.
The Townshend Duties
Import taxes on lead, paper, tea, paint, and glass collected at port. Revenue used to support British troops, roal governors and judges. These acts also created a customs commission and suspended the New york assembly for failing to comply with the act.
Coercive (Intolerable) Acts
Acts targeted Massachusetts. Port Bill closed Boston harbor until Boston paid for the tea destroyed at the Boston Tea Party. Other acts nearly eliminated selfgovernment in Massachusetts. New provisions to tthe Quartering Act required colonists to house British soldiers in private homes as necessary.
The Declaration of Independence
1776 statement; issued by the Second Continental Congress, explaining why the colonies wanted independence from Britain
The Continental Congress
The Continental Congress was the legislature of the Thirteen Colonies and later of the United States from 1774 to 1789
Statue of Religious Freedom
the declaration of Thomas Jefferson that every man ought to have religious freedom
Abigail Adams
First lady, 1797-1801; as the wife of Patriot John Adams, she urged him to promote women's rights at the beginning of the American Revolution
Crispus Attucks
possibly a runaway slave who is accounted with the first death of the American Revolution in the Boston Massacre