Patriots British Taxation War Begins Vocabulary

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Who is Thomas Jefferson
wrote the Declaration of Independence

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Who is George Grenville
Ignored the interest of the colonists and thought the colonist should pay for their government and defense

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What is Stamp Act
tax on almost all printed materials

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What is Lexington and Concord
"The shot heard 'round the world"

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What is a militia
armed citizens who serve as soldiers during an emergency

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Who is Benjamin Franklin
Proposed the Albany Plan of Union

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Who is King George III
opposed any compromise with the American colonies

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What is Sugar Act
British government tried to stop smuggling with this act

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What is Olive Branch Petition
colonist expressed their desire for peace to King George III

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What is a siege
enemy forces are surrounded, trapped, without access to fresh supplies, and starved into surrendering.

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Who is Thomas Paine
wrote "Common Sense"

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Who were loyalists
colonists who did not consider unfair taxes a good reason for rebellion

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What is Declaratory Act
gave British Parliament the right to tax and make decisions for the colonies "in all cases whatsoever"

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What is Boston Massacre
Colonial leaders used these killings for propaganda

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What is inflation
a steady increase in prices over time

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Who is George Washington
became commander of the Continental Army

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Who is the king and parliament
viewed the American colonies as a source of funds

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What is Coercive Acts
passed to punish colonists in Boston after the Boston Tea Party (its proper name)

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What is Declaration of Independence
2nd Continental Congress declared that the colonies were a separate and united states

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What is a casualty
persons wounded, killed or missing during a war

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Who is Samuel Adams
One of the founders of the Son's of Liberty

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Who is General Howe
commander of British troops

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What is Intolerable Acts
name given to the Coercive Acts by the colonists

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What is Proclamation of 1763
this document prohibited colonists from moving west of the Appalachian Mountains in 1763

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What is a mercenary
a foreign slodier hired to fight in a war

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