Pre-Revolution Events that lead to the American Revolution

February 9, 2018 Off By admin
Term Definition
Mercantilism national economic policy designed to control the trade of a nation and her colonies
Pontiac's Rebellion a series of Native American attacks in the Ohio River Valley and Great Lakes region after the French and Indian War
The Proclamation of 1763 law that prohibited the moving of colonists west of the Appalachian Mountains
The Sugar Act
lowered the tax on molasses and allowed officers seize goods from smugglers without going to court
The Quartering Act
forced the colonies to pay for housing British troops
The Stamp Act
a tax placed on almost all printed material in the colonies
The Declaratory Act
gave Parliament had the right to tax and make decisions for the British colonies
The Townshend Act
new taxes applied to imported goods such as glass, tea, paper, and lead
The Boston Massacre
conflict between colonist and British soldiers over the Townshend Act were 5 colonists are killed
The Boston Tea Party
an act of defiance where 342 chests of tea are threw overboard
The Tea Act
allowed East India Company to bypass colonial merchants and sell its tea directly to shopkeepers at a low price
The Intolerable Act
a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party
Patrick Henry Virginian delegate at the First Continent Congress who stated, "I am not a Virginian, but an American."
Benjamin Franklin signer of Declaration of Independence; ambassador to France; postmaster general
John Adams lawyer for the British soldiers after the night of the Boston Massacre
Samuel Adams one of the key founders of the Sons of Liberty
John Hancock an American merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution; President of Second Continent Congress
Thomas Jefferson the primary author of the Declaration of Independence; youngest delegates to the Second Continental Congress
Crispus Atticks first person killed at the event known as the Boston Massacre; african american
Paul Revere an American silversmith, engraver, and Patriot in the American Revolution; know for his midnight ride
Sons of Liberty secret society was formed to protect the rights of the colonists and to fight taxation by the British government
Daughters of Liberty women Patriot association that was formed in 1763 to protest the Stamp Act and later the Townshend Acts,
George Washington Virginian delegate at the First Continental Congress who would later be named commander of the Continental