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TERMS FOR THE STEPS LEADING TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
 boycott - refusal to buy a product or service as a protest
UNITE TOGETHER
DON’T BUY ANY
ENGLISH GOODS!!!
 casualty – a military person lost through death, wounds, or injury
 Continental Congress - meetings of representatives of the colonies in
Philadelphia before the revolution began
 intolerable - cannot be endured or put up with
 loyalist - colonist remaining loyal to Britain and opposed to the fight for
independence
 massacre - brutal, bloody killing of many people who cannot defend themselves
 merchant – a buyer and seller of goods for profit
 Militia - army of volunteers who fight in emergencies
 minutemen - group of civilians willing to fight the British at a minute's notice
 Parliament: The lawmaking body of Britain’s government
THESE ARE THE
LAWS YOU MUST
FOLLOW!!!
 Petition: A request in writing to a person or an institution of authority
 rebel - person who fights against, or will not obey, authority
 repeal - do away with officially
 revolution – overthrow the existing government
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