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American Revolution

A political organization formed by Sam Adams after the passage of the Stamp Act to protest various British acts; organization used both peaceful and violent means of protest.
Developed the theory of Natural Rights
The signing of this in 1763 officially ends the French and Indian War.
Protest against increased tea prices in which colonists dumped British tea into Boston harbor.
Colonists who wanted independence from Britain
A system in which a country attempts to amass wealth through trade with other countries, exporting more than it imports and increasing stores of gold and precious metals.
Pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that criticized monarchies and convinced many American colonists of the need to break away from Britain.
Another name for the French and Indian War.
Colonists called for the ________ to protest these actions & formed colonial militias to resist enforcement of these acts.
Laws intended to punish Massachusetts for the Boston Tea Party.
The theory that suggests that all men are born with the right to Life, Liberty, and Property.
Laws passed in 1767 that taxed goods such as glass, paper, paint, lead, and tea.
Launched in 1763 by a loose confederation of elements of Native American tribes, primarily from the Great Lakes region, the Illinois Country, and Ohio Country who were dissatisfied with British postwar policies in the Great Lakes region.
On September 1774, delegates from 12 colonies gathered in Philadelphia. After debating, the delegates passed a resolution backing Mass. in its struggle. Decided to boycott all British goods and to stop exporting goods to Britain until the Intolerable Act was canceled.
British soldiers fired into a crowd of colonists who were teasing and taunting them. Five colonists were killed.
The theory that citizens agree to give up their freedom for an organized society.
American colonists who remained loyal to Britain and opposed the war for independence.
Developed the theory of Social Contract
Colonial volunteer soldiers who were ready to fight in a moments notice
A law passed by the British Parliament in 1764 raising duties on foreign refined sugar imported by the colonies so as to give British sugar growers in the West Indies a monopoly on the colonial market.
A British tax on most printed material- was the first direct tax on the colonies.