Created by the 1st continental congress to enforce boycott against british trade. local groups monitiored and confronted commerce violators. they had no formal authority but were accepted as legitimate governmental bodies by many Americans
Responsive act to the boston teaparty. It suspended civil government in Mass, closted the Boston harobr. It also allowed royal officials trial in England and mandated the civilian quatering of british troops
Daughters of Liberty
female who participated in the boycotts of british goods.
response to the townshend duties. boycott against british goods. women usually participated and had a say.
Taxes on teal, glass, lead, paper and paint. Related to Navigation Acts, it taxed on imported goods.
Stamp Act Congress
9 colonial assemblies came together for the protest against the Stamp act. It was also opposing the virtual representation
Sons of Liberty
Protest the stamp act. Boston shopkeepers and craftsmen under Samuel Adams.
Revenue act of 1764. attempt to fund the British war deby, it regulated smuggling and customs collections. It lowered the duty on French molasses. Port cities and shippers opposed
Treaty of Paris(1763)
1763 agreement which ended the French-Indian War. France had departed while Britian got all of the North American Territory.
Albany plan of Union
Franklin proposed a plan for unification of the seven colonies.
Idea by the British government; British government represents all british subjects. So stamp act and other colonial taxes are justified. Colonists argued that representation are only made by citizens' elections.
Lexington and Concord
First battle of the revolutionary war.
Prohibited the printing of paper money in the colonies
7 resolutions debated by house of burgesses on the issue of that the virgina assembly had the right to tax virginians.
Parlmnt's right to legislate for colonies "in all cases whatsoever"-> parlmnt had the right and power to tax colonies
Committees of Correspondence
After the colonial seemblies; link the colonies and pass the enws of british misdeeds. Semiofficial olinks among the american colonial governments
Royal governor of virginia. threatened to arm slaves to defend british authority. no desire to free the slaves and showed the hypocirsy of panter's claims to liberty and their own slaveholding practices
General Thomas Gage
military voernmor of massachusetts who recommended repealing the acts after the coercive acts. However, it was ignored by political leaders in England
Fort built by washington/virginian militia(1754) after the battle with french in ohio valley. French killed and wounded 1/3 of the fort's occupants, forcing washington to surrender. 1st major battle
Colonists required to house of british troops not only in commercial and empty buildings but in occupied dwellings as well.
The Paxton Boys
Scots-Irish frontiersmen from central pennsylvania. response to pontiac's rebellion. felt that the voernment was negligent in providing them with protection.