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Spirit of Independence 1763-1776


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proclamation
An official announcement
revenue
incoming money
smuggle
to carry in or bring out in a secret way
Prime Minister
The head of an elected government
Parliament
A legislature consisting of the house of lords and the houese of commons, half were elected while half were appointed
writs of assistance
legal documents that enabled officers to search homes and warehouses for goods that might be smuggled.
imports
goods produced abroad and purchased domestically
House of Burgesses
the first legislative assembly of elected representatives in North America. Basically the earliest form of the White House in America.
effigy
To have a straw figure of a person burned is called being burned in...
delegate
a representative
Boycott
an act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with a person, organization, or country as an expression of protest, usually for social or political reasons. Sometimes, it can be a form of consumer activism.
repeal
To cancel a law. The Stamp Act
revolutionary
a supporter of change (Sam Adams)
legislator
A person who makes laws
Founding Fathers
James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and John Adams
Committee of Correspondence
A group set up in each of the colonies to quickly share information about taxes and other issues by writing letters to groups in the other colonies.
Propaganda
The spreading of ideas to support the war effort or damage the opposing cause.
customhouse
A building where taxes are paid on import and exports
Sons of Liberty
American patriots from pre-independence NA-British colonies. Formed to protect rights of colonists and to take fight against the abuses of the British government. Known for undertaking the Boston Tea Party in 1773 in reactio…
militia
A militia is a small army made up of ordinary citizens who are ready to fight in an emergency.
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