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Social Studies | Chapter 5 Vocabulary

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a field near Quebec; site of where the French surrendered to the British in the French and Indian War, the Britsh surprised them after climbing a steep cliff at night.
issued in 1773, Parliament tried to help the British East India Company by letting the company bypass the tea merchants and sell directly to the colonists; angered colonists and led to boycott and the Boston Tea Party.
allowed British customs officers to inspect a ship's cargo without giving reason; led the colonists to boycott British goods.
a 1773 protest in which colonists dressed as Indians dumped British tea into Boston harbor to boycott British tea.
a war that took place from 1754 to 1763 that led to the end of French power in North America; it pitted France and its Native American allies against the British. France was determined to stop the British westward expansion; both France and British sought Indians as allies but the French had better relations with them.
an army of citizens who serve as soldiers during an emergency.
grew out of Samuel Adams attempt to build outrage among other colonists, it was a group who regularly wrote letters and pamphlets reporting to other colonies on the events in Massachusetts after the Boston Massacre.
volunteers who were prepared to fight at a moments notice.
a formal written request to someone in authority, signed by a group of people.
signed in 1763, it formally ended the conflict and marked the end of French power in North America; Britain gained Canada and all French lands east of the Mississippi River except New Orleans.
refuse to buy certain goods and services.
meeting called by colonial leaders in 1774, met at Philadelphia and passed a resolution to back Massachusetts in their struggle; agreed to boycott all British goods and to stop exporting goods to Britain until Intolerable Acts were repealed, also urged each colony to train its own militia.
plan proposed by Benjamin Franklin, to attempt to create "one general government" for the 13 colonies; while the plan provided for a united colonial defense during the French and Indian War, none of the colonies approved it because they didn't want to give up any of their powers to a central council.
act that set up a government for Canada and gave complete religious freedom to French Catholics.
passed in response to the Boston Tea Party, harsh laws that did four things: 1) closed the port of Boston 2) forbade Massachusetts from holding town meetings more than once a year 3) allowed British officials charged with crimes to be tried in Britain or Canada 4) allowed the quartering, or housing, of soldiers in colonists homes.
Native American attack on British troops in the Ohio Valley, it did not last long but it did convince British officials that they should stop British subjects from settling on the western frontier.
March 5, 1770 - conflict in which five colonists were killed by British troops;fanned anti-British feeling.
laws passed in 1767 that taxed good such as glass, paper, paint, lead and tea and set up the writs of assistance; the taxes were low but colonists still objected to the idea of being taxed without their consent; led the colonists to boycott British goods.