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16 Cards in this Set

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Signed at the end of the Seven Years' War; ended French presence on the continent of North America (at least temporarily).
Treaty of Paris, 1763
Revolt against white settlements on the frontier; partially responsible for the Proclamation of 1763.
Pontiac's Rebellion
Prohibited white settlement past the crest of the Appalachians in order to end conflicts between Indians and settlers and maintain control over colonists.
Proclamation of 1763
First Lord of the Treasury who tightened economic controls over the colonies in order to lessen the financial problems facing the British after the Seven Years' War.
George Grenville
1764 act that lowered duty on molasses but increased enforcement and punishment for violations.
Sugar Act, Molasses Act, or Revenue Act
Obliged any colony in which troops were stationed to provide them with suitable accommodations.
Quartering Act
Philosopher who established the maxim accepted by colonials: property guaranteed liberty.
John Locke
An act that taxed legal documents, customs papers, newspapers, almanacs, diplomas, playing cards, and dice; required each to have a stamp indicating that the possessor paid the tax, and violators were tried without juries in admiralty courts.
Stamp Act
Young (29) leader of Virginia protests against Stamp Act who argued that only the House of Burgesses had the authority to tax Virginians.
Patrick Henry
Assertion that Parliament had the authority to make laws for the colonies in "all cases whatsoever."
Declatory Act
Series of taxes implemented in 1767 designed to raise revenue from the colonies and assert British power over the colonists.
Townshend Acts
Incident between British soldiers and Boston protesters in which eleven rioters were shot and five killed; used as propaganda for the resistance.
Boston Massacre
Action by resistance movement in which 90,000 pounds of tea were dumped into Boston Harbor in response to the Tea Act.
Boston Tea Party
British response to the Tea Party in 1774; closed Boston Harbor, turned over Massachusetts government to royal officials.
Coercive Acts
Delegates who met in Philadelphia in 1774 to organize resistance against the Coercive Acts.
First Continental Congress
First battle of the Revolutionary war in April, 1775.
Battle of Lexington and Concord