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tax

money that people are required to give to the government to pay for the services the government provides

empire

a group of nations or states under one head or government

stamp act

a law passed by the British government that required colonists to buy special stamps to place on legal documents/newspapers

form of tax

mohawk

a tribe of Indians that lived in the mohawk valley in the colony of new york

parliament

The highest law making body of a country; the government

custom offices

government officials that check imported products and collect the required taxes

congress

The National law making body in the US; in colonial times a meeting of representatives

levy

to raise money by imposing taxes, or to raise an army by enforcing enrollment

intolerable acts

The name given to a group of laws passed by the British government which the american colonists felt could not accept

tyrant

a ruler who uses power in a cruel or unjust manner

quartering act

an act that said that the British soldiers would be housed in the homes of the colonists

one of the intolerable acts

minutemen

a group of rebels who secretly collected ammunition and supplies to help the colonists in their revolution against the british

brown bess

a popular name of the musket used by people living on the frontier

musket

a long barreled hand gun used before the invention of the rifle

sovereign

the king or monarch

delegate

a person acting on behalf of others



representative

garrison

The soldiers stationed in a fort, tower, etc. to defend/maintain order

mercenary

a soldier who serves in a foreign army for pay

neutral

not taking sides

subject

a person under the authority of the king

grievance

a complaint; a reason for being upset

document

a printed/written record

ex: declaration of independence

vermin

small animals




people who are unpleasant and troublesome

patriots

people who supported the american revolution

hounded

chased of pestered continually and persistently

whigs

the political party in the colonies that favored becoming independent

declaration of independence

formal written statement of beliefs and purposed of those who wished to have 13 colonies' own government

devotion

deep loyalty to a cause or person

pillory

wooden stand used to punish offenders; put in town square so people could tease them

had holes through which the head and hands were put through

rebellion

resistance or opposition to a ruler or government

revolutionary war

war between the 13 colonies and england

rumoured

reported by word of mouth and without proof

persecution

harsh treatment

code book

book that provides the secret meaning or words/symbols

treaty

agreement between 2 nations. sometimes to stop war/promote trade

oppresors

people who used power to control others, treat them harshly/unjustly

inalienable rights

rights of a person that cannot be given or taken away

anglican

member of Church of England

legislature

group of people who have the duty and power to make laws

tories

present canada:conservative party



colonial times: loyalists

casualty

soldiers or sailors who were killed or wounded in battle

skepticism

doubt or disbelief

genteel

polite and well-bred

township

town and surrounding area having the same government

hostile

unfriendly



showing opposition

stronghold

fortified place of defence