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Stamp Act - required paper products to have a tax stamp which colonists would have to pay, repeal - To end or cancel, British Mercantilism - made it illegal for colonists to buy non-English products., smuggling - illegal trading., Townshend Acts - taxed silk, tea, and other goods, Sons of Liberty - organized anti-tax protests; Sam Adams was their leader, Boston Massacre - British troops fired on a group of civilians, killing five of them. Loyal colonists became vocal against British policies., Tea Act - permitted the British East India Company to sell tea at a lower price than colonial tea companies, Boston Tea Party - colonists dressed as Indians threw hundreds of crates of tea overboard into the Boston Harbor, Sam Adams - Leader of the Sons of Liberty and one of the most vocal patriots for independence, Patrick Henry - a member of the House of Burgesses who introduced seven resolutions against the Stamp Act; "Give me liberty or give me death", Crispus Attucks - A free black man who was the first person killed in the Revolution at the Boston Massacre, Committees of Correspondence - a system of communication between patriot leaders in New England and throughout the colonies to spread messages about threats to American liberties, Intolerable/ Coercive Acts - The acts passed by parliament after Boston Tea Party. They stripped Massachusetts of any self-rights. Closed Boston Harbor, Quartering Act - authorized British commanders to house soldiers in private homes of the colonist without permission, Lexington and Concord - "the shot heard around the world" 1st shots of the Revolutionary war, Daughters of Liberty - Ladies that banded together that supported the boycott of British goods. , "No taxation without representation" - Colonists are upset because they have no representation in Parliament, boycott - refusal to by goods as a form of protest, Parliament - Britain's law making assembly, Patriots - Colonists who opposed or disliked British rule, Loyalists - Colonists who remained "loyal" to King George III and Britain., militia - volunteer, untrained armies from each colony., grievance - A complaint of injustice, petition - A formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority, Thomas Paine - wrote pamphlet Common Sense in 1776 which demanded a complete break from England , Thomas Jefferson - Main author of the Declaration of Independence,

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