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King George III
a british monarch who wanted to keep peace with the Native Americans
Quartering Act
a law stating that colonists-mainly in New York- had to house British soldiers and supply them with supplies
revenue
an income; money
Sugar Act
a tax on imported sugar and molasses
Stamp Act
a tax on all paper
Patrick Henry
a member of the House of Burgesses who called for resistance to taxes - "give me liberty or give me death"
boycott
refusing to buy or use a product
Sons of Liberty
colonists who were affected the most by the Stamp Act; they protested by tarring and feathering British representatives; a secret society
Crispus Attucks
a Black and Native American man who was killed during the Boston Massacre
Townshend Acts
taxes on imports: paint, glass, lead, paper, tea
writs of assistance
search warrants for soldiers to look for smuggled goods
Samuel Adams
a leader of the Sons of Liberty; passionate with words against Britain
Boston Massacre
a killing of 5 colonists by the British soldiers; not really a massacre, just propaganda
John Adams
cousin of Samuel Adams; a lawyer, moderate but steady rebellion
committee of correspondence
group exchanging letters of the colonial affairs in colonies
Boston Tea Party
when men disguised as Native Americans dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor on 12-16-1773
militia
armed civilians who pledged to defend community
minutemen
men who were 1/3 of the militia that were ready to fight at a minute's notice
intolerable acts
coercive acts; outrageous laws made in 1774; a warning and punishment about the Boston Tea Party
First Continental Congress
a meeting of all the colonies about Britain's taxes
Paul Revere
a silversmith who rode to tell the armed militia about the British coming
Lexington, Massachusetts
where the leaders were when Britain attacked
Concord, Massachusetts
where the ammunition was stored when the British attacked
Loyalist
someone who was for the British and weren't rebels
Patriot
someone who was for the rebels and against the British; wanted America to be a nation