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king George 3 The British monarch, wanted to enforce the proclamation and keep peace with Britain’s Native allies.
quartering act a law passed by parliament in 1765 that required the colonies to house and supply British solders
revenue income a government collects to cover expenses
sugar act This law placed a tax on sugar, molasses, and other products
stamp act This law required all legal and commercial documents to carry an official stamp showing a tax had been paid.
Patrick Henry a member of Virginia’s House of Burgesses, called for a resistance to the tax.
boycott a refusal to buy ceraingoods
sons of liberty Lawyers, merchants, and craftspeople that were affected by the stamp act opposed to British policies.
militia a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency.
minuteman a member of a class of American militiamen who volunteered to be ready for service at a minute's notice.
intolerable acts They were meant to punish the American colonists for the Boston Tea Party and other protests.
first continental congress a meeting of delegates from twelve of the Thirteen Colonies who met from September 5 to October 26, 1774 at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia
Paul revere Paul Revere was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and Patriot in the American Revolution
Lexington and concord The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War
loyalist a person who remains loyal to the established ruler or government, especially in the face of a revolt
patriot Patriots were those colonists of the Thirteen Colonies who rebelled against British control during the American Revolution and in July 1776 declared the United States of America an independent nation
Ethan Allen was a farmer, businessman, land speculator, philosopher, writer, lay theologian, and American Revolutionary War patriot, hero, and politician
artillery large-caliber guns used in warfare on land
George Washington the commander of the Continental Army
Mercenary a professional soldier hired to fight for a foreign country
Strategy an overall plan of action
Rendezvous a meeting
Battles of Saratoga a series of conflicts that led to Burgoyne’s surrender

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