Road To Revolution Vocabulary October 19, 2010 Word Definition 1

Road To Revolution Vocabulary
October 19, 2010
1. Sugar Act of 1764
Taxed Molasses
2. Stamp Act of 1765
Taxed newspapers, wills, playing cards and dice.
3. Townshend Act of
4. Quartering Act of
5. Intolerable Acts,
Taxed such items as glass, paint, lead and tea
6. Treaty of Paris of
7. Proclamation of
8. “no taxation
9. boycott
Colonists had to provide housing, candles, bedding, and beverages for
soldiers stationed in the colonies
Four laws that shut down Boston Harbor, dissolved town meetings,
and put soldiers in homes. This punished the city of Boston for having
the Boston Tea Party in 1773.
Marked the end of the French power in North America giving all
French land east of the Mississippi to the British
Drew an imaginary line along the crest of the Appalachian Mountains
past which no colonists could settle
The Principle rooted in English law dating back to the Magna Carta
which allowed the English citizen a voice in government.
To refuse to buy certain goods and services
10. non-importation
11. militia
Colonial merchants and planters promised to stop importing goods
taxed by the Townshend acts.
An army of citizens who serve as soldiers during an emergency.
12. minutemen
Volunteers who trained regularly ready to fight at a minutes notice.
13. Whig
Another name for a patriot, aka, a rebel.
14. Committee of
15. Sons of Liberty
Group that wrote letters and pamphlets reporting events in the
Angry colonists who staged mock hangings of tax collectors to protest
the unpopular taxes.
Another name for a loyalist, aka, a redcoat.
16. Tory
18. Boston Massacre
In 1775, after the Continental Army had been formed, the 2nd Continental
Congress tried to send a petition of PEACE to the King if only he would
repeal the Intolerable Acts. It was totally rejected by King George.
On March 6, 1770, five colonists are shot by British soldiers
19. patriots
Colonists who supported independence from British rule
20. loyalists
Colonists who remained true to Britain and did not want
A formal request to someone in authority, usually written and signed
by a group of people
To cancel or undo something like a tax or a law
17. Olive Branch
21. petition
22. repeal
23. writ of assistance
24. British East
Indian Tea Company
25. Declaratory Act
of 1766
26. First Continental
27. French and Indian
28. King George III
29. Magna Carta
30. Boston Tea Party
Legal document that let a British customs officer inspect a ship’s cargo
without giving any reason for the search
In 1773, this company’s product was dumped into the Boston harbor
in protest of the Tea Act.
Britain’s attempt to assert its right to control the colonies through
legislation and taxation.
In 1774, The first meeting of delegates from 12 colonies met in
Philadelphia to discuss the hated Intolerable Acts and agreed to boycott the
buying of British goods nor the selling to the British. They also encouraged
forming of militias.
British American forces fighting against French forces and their Algonquin
and Huron allies in North America. (British and British American forces
had allied with the Iroquois). England finally won.
King of England from 1760 – 1820. During his reign his government’s
conflict with the American colonists eventually led to the American
Revolution. The main cause involved not allowing the colonists
representation in the English government.
Written in 1215, the first document that guaranteed rights to English
In 1773, the protests in which colonists dressed up as Indians and dumped
British Tea into Boston Harbor