1.Minutemen-Soldiers who can be called upon and ready to fight at a moment’s notice
2.Militia-Group of ordinary citizens called upon to serve in military 3.Quartering Act-Law passed forcing the colonists to house and feed British soldiers 4.Committees of Correspondence-Network of people to communicate throughout the colonies 5.Boycott-To protest by refusing to use Short Answer
6.What did the Proclamation of 1763 say? Why did it upset the colonists?
-Colonists couldn’t settle west of the Appalachian Mountains. That upset them because they just fought for this land during the French and Indian Wars 7.What was the purpose of the Stamp Act?
-The Stamp Act imposed a tax on all printed papers. Used to make money off of the Colonists 8.How does “No Taxation Without Representation” relate to the Stamp Act?
-Colonists had no representation in government, so they seen it as unfair when they were taxed by Parliament. 9.Why were the Tea Act and the Townshend Acts ultimately failures?
The King misunderstood the colonists and he felt that these taxes would make the colonists happy. Still was taxation without representation 10.Describe the Boston Massacre
Soldiers fired at unarmed civilians in the midst of a riot. The killing of citizens outraged the colonists 11.How did Intolerable Acts unite the Colonists?
A crime on one of the colonies was a crime on all of the colonies 12.What did the battles at Lexington and Concord prove?
Battles at Lexington and Concord proved that the colonists were wiling to fight for what they believed in 13.Who fought in the French and Indian war? Why were they fighting?
French and Indians fought the British and the colonists over the Ohio Valley. 14.What was the purpose of the Boston Tea Party?