14.) John Adams: The cousin of Samuel Adams, John was a successful lawyer who defended the British soldiers accused of murder during the trial for the Boston Massacre. John Adams proved that 5 of the 7 officers were innocent and 2 were convicted of manslaughter.
15.) Committee of Correspondence: A group of people in the colonies who exchanged letters on colonial affairs.
16.) Boston Tea Party: The dumping of 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor by colonists in 1773 to protest the Tea Act.
17.) Militia: A force of armed civilians pledged to defend their community during the American Revolution; an emerging military force that is not part of the regular army.
18.) Minuteman: A member of the colonial militia who was trained to respond “at a minute’s warning.”
19.) Intolearble Acts: A series of laws enacted by Parliament in 1774 to punish Massachusetts colonist for the Boston Tea Party.
20.) First Continental Congress: A meeting of delegates in 1774 from all the colonies except Georgia to uphold colonial rights.
21.) Paul Revere: A Boston silversmith who answered the call to send the message to the colonists surrounding the city of Boston that the British were indeed coming their way.
22.) Lexington and Concord: Sites in Massachusetts of the first battles of the American Revolution.
23.) Loyalist: An American colonist who supported the British in the American Revolution.
24.) Patriot: An American colonist who sided with the rebels in the American Revolution.