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Chapter 6 Terms

Katie Schweizer

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First Contenental Congress Refuse to buy a certain item
revenue A search warrant that allowed British officers to search colonists' homes for smuggled goods
Patriot Led the Green Mountain Boys to capture a major British fort.
Stamp Act A governing body whose delegates agreed to form the Continental Army and to approve the Dec. of Independence.
Sons of Liberty One of the leaders of the expedition to invade Quebec and fight the British
Continenal Army A meeting of delegates from all colonies but Georgia to uphold colonial rights,
Declaration of Independence A lawer, cousin to Samuel Adams, who defended the British soldiers who shot the colonists in the Boston Massacre
King George III A law that required you to feed and house soldiers in times of war
artillery A secret society of colonists to oppose British policies
Boston Tea Party A clash between the colonists and British officers in which Crispus Attucks and 4 other colonists were killed
Quartering Act A series of laws that suspended New York's assemblies
Thomas Jefferson A member of the militia trained to respond at 'a minute's notice.'
Loyalist (use roman numerals) wanted to enforce the Proclamation of 1763
committee of correspondence Composer of the Declaration of Independence
Samuel Adams A law passed by Parliament that required strict punishment for smugglers; also required taxes paid on sugar, molasses, etc
Lexington and Concord A member of Virginia's House of Burgesses who called for resistance to the Stamp tax
boycott A colonist loyal to England
Patrick Henry A colonist loyal to the new country
Benedict Arnold The son of a Native American mother and African father; died in the Boston Massacre
writs of assistance A messenger for the Sons of Liberty who spread the news of how the British soldiers were coming- by land or sea
militia income a government collects to cover expenses
John Adams A colonial force with George Washington as its commanding general.
Paul Revere Sites in Massachusetts of the 1st battle of the Revolution
Sugar Act A group of armed civilians pledged to defend their community
Crispus Attucks A leader of the Sons of Liberty
Ethan Allen A series of laws passed by Parliament to punish colonists for the Boston Tea Party
minuteman The dumping of 342 cases of tea in the Boston harbor by colonists dressed as Native Americans to protest the Tea Tax
Second Continental Congress Required all legal/commercial documents carry an official stamp showing taw had been paid
Townshend Acts A cannon or large gun
Boston Massacre The document in which the colonies declared independence from Britain
Intolerable Acts A group of people in colonies that exchange letters on colonial affairs

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